Production of Military Arms in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Author: Whisker, James
Year:2004
Pages:172
ISBN:0-7734-6454-9
978-0-7734-6454-4
Price:159.95
This book covers both public and private martial arms contracting in the Commonwealth of Virginia, c. 1660 to 1865. The book focuses on the manufacture of arms by cottage industry gunsmiths who provided arms during the War for Independence; attempts to manufacture and repair arms during the Revolution in state-operated and private armories; attempts at the purchase of arms after the Revolution; private contract arms; and the operation of the state-owned Virginia Manufactory of Amrs.

Table of Contents

Early Virginia Armourers
Virginia Arms Making Facilities of the Revolutionary War Era
Virginia Contract Arms of the Post-Revolutionary War Era
Known Arms Suppliers in the Post-Revolutionary War Era
Rapahannock Forge
Virginia Manufactory of Arms
The Richmond Armory During the Second War for Independence
Bibliography
Index