U.S. Military Flintlock Muskets,
and Their Bayonets,
the Early Years, 1790-1815
,
by Peter A. Schmidt
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A comprehensive, illustrated study of Federal flintlock muskets & bayonets. By far the most useful reference ever produced on the flintlock military muskets of the United States. Learn the correct, and incorrect, configurations for these historical longarms. Study the markings and inspection stamps that separate rare muskets from run-of-the-mill examples.

Includes the most in-depth explanation of the Federal System of manufacture ever to appear in print, including fascinating details about the inner workings of the Springfield Armory and never-before published histories of the many contractors who made these guns. Based upon decades of research at the National Archives. 432 pages, black & white photos, deluxe hardcover, written by Peter A. Schmidt.

Table of Contents Include:
  • Chaper 1: The System 1795-1815
    • Storage and Repairs of Existing Muskets
    • Bayonets
    • The Philadelphia Supply Agency
    • The 1794 Contract Muskets
    • The Pattern 1794 Bayonets
    • Importation of Muskets
  • Chapter 2: Charleville Pattern Muskets (1795-1816)
    • Establishing the Springfield Armory
    • Springfield Charlieville Pattern 1795 - 1798
    • Springfield Charlieville Pattern Type I 1799 - 1805
    • Permanently Attached Bayonets
    • Springfield Charleville Pattern Type II 1806 - 1809
    • Springfield Charlieville Pattern Type III 1809 - 1814
    • A Costly Miscalculation at Springfield
    • Springfield Charleville Pattern Type IV 1814 - 1815
    • Springfield Bayonet
    • Establishing the Harpers Ferry Armoury
    • Harpers Ferry Charlieville Pattern Type I 1800 - 1805
    • Harpers Ferry Charlieville Pattern Type II 1808 - 1812
    • Harpers Ferry Charlieville Pattern Type III 1812 - 1816
    • Harpers Ferry Bayonets
  • Chapter 3: Contract Muskets of 1798
    • The First International Threat
    • Eli Whitney 1798 Contract Muskets
    • 1798 Contract Muskets
    • 1798 Contract Bayonets
    • Disposition of 1798 Contract Muskets
  • Chapter 4: Musket Contracts of 1808
    • The Chesapeake Loepard Incident
    • The Militia Act of 1808
    • Soliciting the Contractors
    • Eli Whitney
    • Selecting the Contractors
  • Chapter 5: The First American Designed Muskets (1812-1817)
    • The Philadelphia Conference & Whitney's 1812 Musket Contract
    • Whitney 1812 Contract Bayonet
    • Standard Musket of 1815 Made at Springfield
    • Standard Musket of 1815 made at Harpers Ferry
    • Standard Musket of 1815 Bayonet
    • Standard Musket of 1815 Made on Contract
    • Standard Musket of 1815 Contract Bayonet
    • Open Purchase of Muskets
  • Chapter 6: Musket Inspectors
    • Background Information
    • The Years 1790 - 1815
    • Barrel Proving Instructions Issued in 1798
    • National Armories 1809 - 1815
    • Contract Inspections
  • Chapter 7: Arms Issued to the Troops
    • Muskets Issued to the Regular Army
    • Muskets Issued to the Navy
    • Muskets Issued to the Marine Corps
    • Repairs, Rebuilds and Restocking Programs
    • Making Serviceable Muskets 1800 - 1815
    • Schuylkill Arsenal
    • Rebuilding and Repairing at the Armories 1800 - 1815
    • Springfield Armory - Alteration of 1813
    • Springfield Armory Repairs
    • Appendages
    • Sales of Surplus Material
  • Appendiz A to H
  • Footnotes
  • Index



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