Trade Guns of the Hudson's Bay Company 1670-1970: Historical Arms New Series No. 2

Gooding, S. James

Published by Museum Restoration Service, 2003
ISBN 10: 0888550146 / ISBN 13: 9780888550149
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Synopsis: Trade guns manufactured for the HBC from 1670 when the Company was established until well into the 19th century, were specially designed for the Indian trade. Many of their early characteristics . full stocks, large trigger guards, serpent sideplates, and nailed on butt plates . were, copied by the British government on gifts for their Indian allies and, beginning about 1780, copied by competing traders operating in Canada and the United States, This new study provides a detailed history of the design and development from the earliest trade guns through 300 years of history. Based on archaeological evidence from the first Fort Albany constructed about 1674 and destroyed by the French in 1686, the early history can be documented and described. The extensive archives of the HBC have been called upon for descriptive text with hundreds of selected references to cover who made the guns, how they can be identified, when changes were introduced, how they were used, and what ammunition, accessories and equipment will be encountered. This important book will be of inestimable value to historians, artists, archaeologists, re-enactors, and collectors.

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Title: Trade Guns of the Hudson's Bay Company 1670-...
Publisher: Museum Restoration Service
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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Gooding, S. James
Published by Museum Restoration Service, Alexandria Bay, NY (2003)
ISBN 10: 0888550146 ISBN 13: 9780888550149
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Book Description Museum Restoration Service, Alexandria Bay, NY, 2003. Buckram. Book Condition: Very Good Plus with Wear. No Jacket. First Printing. This 158 book on the Trade Guns of the Hudson;s Bay Company 1670 - 1970 contains table of contents, is well illustrated, index and is in very good condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Not Signed. Hard Cover. Bookseller Inventory # 0086

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