Volume I: PROCUREMENT AND DESIGN

Volume I establishes how, where and from whom the East India Company's smallarms were procured, and surveys the weapons' classification, design and quality control, stretching from the crude matchlock `hargabush of croke' to the bolt-action needle-fire rifle.

Chapter 1. SMALLARMS PROCUREMENT BY THE EAST INDIA COMPANY 1600-1800

Chapter 2. CUNINGHAME'S FOUNDING OF THE MILITARY STORE DEPARTMENT 1800-17

Chapter 3. FORREST, BONNER, THE GUN TRADE AND THE THREE ARMIES 1817-c1840

Chapter 4. SMALLARMS PROCUREMENT UNDER BONNER IN THE 1840s AND 1850s

Chapter 5. THE GREAT PROCUREMENT CRISIS 1851-56

Chapter 6. DESIGN SURVEY: CLASSIFICATION AND BORE SIZE

Chapter 7. DESIGN SURVEY: MATCHLOCKS AND FLINTLOCKS 1600-1839

Chapter 8. DESIGN SURVEY: PERCUSSION ARMS 1840-56

Appendices, Volume I