Firearms, Traps and Tools of the Mountain Men
by Carl P. Russell
The sub-title is pretty telling - A Guide to the Equipment of the Trappers and Fur Traders who opened the Old West. This classic, scholarly history of the fur trappers and traders of the early 19th 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 lesson. Russell's exhaustive coverage of the guns, traps, knives, axes and other iron tools of this era, along with meticulous appendices, is nothing short of astonishing. A 35-year painstaking research project, this has to be the definitive guide to the tools of the mountain men. Certainly bound to fascinate anyone with an interest in outdoor tools and skills. 480 pages. B/W illustrations. Softcover. 9" x 6".
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