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Gunsmiths of the Carolinas, 1660-1870

By (author) James B. Whisker
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st May 1993
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 077349278X
ISBN-13: 9780773492783
Barcode No: 9780773492783
This volume presents a fully-documented listing of gunsmiths, cutlers, gunpowder-makers and other arms-makers of the Carolinas. It utilizes primary sources such as period newspapers, US census reports, and city directories, along with secondary sources, such as Dr Mackintosh's unpublished list and Mr Bivins' published research. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to arms making, apprenticeships, the need for arms among the militias, especially in the period before 1800, and the various secondary trades practised by gunsmiths.

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