New book on Indian guns with an interesting twist


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4v50 Gary
January 3, 2003, 03:24 PM
John Baldwin has just released the fifth of his series of books on Early American Artistry. Ahem, another way of saying weapons of the Indians. Anyway, this newest one is on Indian Trade Guns, Spears & Shields.

He starts out with the early flintlocks and moves into the the converted percussions and percussion guns, cartridge and repeaters and a whole bunch of spears and shields (could use more color photography of the shields).

In his final chapter, he has survey of modern Indians and the guns of their choice.

(1) Your choice of most popular handgun for home defense? List favorite caliber. Responses were: 38 cal, 45 ACP, 22 cal, 357 Mag

List favorite gun types. Responses were: Revolvers S&W, Semi-Autos Colts.

(2) Your coice of most popular hunting shotgun?
favorite caliber? 12 Ga & 10 Ga were most favorite.
type (Single/Pump/Auto). Respondents replied semi-auto & double barrel

(3) Your choice of most popular self protection shotgun?
favorite cal? 12 Ga
Favorite type - Semi-Auto multi shot

(4) Most popular hunting rifle?
favorite cal? 308, 22 LR, 223 and 300 Cal
favorite guns? bolt action with scope

(5) Most popular self defense rifle?
favorite cal? 223 & 308
favorite gun: Colt AR-15

(6) Most popular legally owned registered machinegun?
favorite cal? 223 & 45
favorite gun: Colt M16 and Thompson SMG

(7) Biggest caliber gun wanted?
favorite cal? 44 mag, 50 cal, 458 Win. Mag
type of gun: revolver and bolt action

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Poodleshooter
January 3, 2003, 04:29 PM
Ok, first person to post a picture of an AR-15 embossed with brass tacks and with leather wrapped furniture wins the "Custer Award"!
Those guys have pretty good taste in weapons.

Jim March
January 4, 2003, 01:50 AM
Absolutely no suprises here.

HABU
January 4, 2003, 02:45 AM
Funny, no reference to Savage Arms.:D

Now before anyone gets all PC on me, I am having some indian blood in me.

another okie
January 5, 2003, 11:41 AM
I would have expected to see the .30-.30 in there in several places. My county is about 25% native american, and almost every adult male, NA or not, has a lever action .30-.30.

4v50 Gary
January 5, 2003, 03:20 PM
Poodleshooter - Brass tacks and rawhide on an AR. :D Perhaps we should also throw in porcupine quillwork or beads on some of that rawhide too? ;) Certainly makes the AR-15 type rifle look less lethal and more "frontier" in nature.

Jim, you're right. The selection of ammunition and guns isn't at all surprising. Seeing that info with the pics in a book that suppose to be about guns a century old is! It was a wonderfully humorous twist by the author.

MountainPeak
January 5, 2003, 03:38 PM
HABU, I am not being PC, but did want you to know you are not having any of my indian blood!;)

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