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THE FRENCH TRADE GUN IN NORTH AMERICA 1662–1759
A complete guide to identifying and understanding Military, Naval and Commercial Weapons manufactured at Saint-Etienne for New France and its Fur Trade


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Kevin Gladysz

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Finally, a comprehensive and accurate guide to the trade guns of New France. Bringing together archaeology, shipping manifests, government correspondence, probate records, historical illustrations and surviving longarms, the author will forever change the way you think about these fascinating weapons.

Born in Montreal, Québec, in 1971, Kevin Gladysz studied at the Université de Montréal, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. This was followed by a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa in 1996. He has worked at the Vaudreuil Soulanges Regional Museum, and has done firearms consultation work for La Citadelle of Québec and the Rifle Shoppe. He also contributed to “La Belle small- arms,” written by noted historical archaeologist Jay C. Blaine. The author now lives in Ontario, Canada, where he teaches and is actively continuing his extensive archival research into the history of French-era colonial trade goods.

• Includes Guns Supplied to Indian Allies, Fur Traders, Local Militias and European Settlers!

• More Than 800 Illustrations Show You Exactly What to Look For, with Countless Close-up Photos of all the Essential Details!

• Required Reading for all Students of the Indian Fur Trade or the French & Indian Wars!

• Don’t Miss this Ground Breaking New Study!

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Reviews

Until now, the history of Saint-Etienne guns distributed in New France was sorely lacking. With the extensive research work carried out by Kevin Gladysz, this orphan story finally finds its master. I applaud with both hands the great scientific breakthrough that has nothing to envy the best works of its kind. We must thank the author to have devoted all this time and who has opened a window that sheds new light on the study of antique weapons in North America from heroic times. — Russel Bouchard

Kevin Gladysz has all the characteristics required to write this book: fluently bilingual; a dedicated researcher; familiar with the archives in France, Ottawa and Quebec; a student of both arms and social history; a competent writer; and above all, one who recognizes the questions to be answered. That is why The French Trade Gun in North America: 1662–1759 is an important contribution to antique arms and colonial scholarship.
— S. James Gooding

price $100   size 8.5"x11"
pages 184 illustrations 800+
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