Firearms, Traps, and Tools of the Mountain Men

A Guide to the Equipment of the Trappers and Fur Traders Who Opened the Old West
Author(s): Carl P. Russell
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 26, 2010
Product Number: EB00748553
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781626369290
Publisher: Skyhorse
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This classic, scholarly history of the fur trappers and traders of the early nineteenth century focuses on the devices that enabled the opening of the untracked American west. Sprinkled with interesting facts and old western lore, this guide to traps and tools is also a lively history. The era of the mountain man is distinct in American history, and Russell's exhaustive coverage on the guns, traps, knives, axes, and other iron tools of this era, along with meticulous appendices, is astonishing. The result of thirty-five years of painstaking research, this is the definitive guide to the tools of the mountain men.

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