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Part I: The Politics

CHAPTER TWO
 

  THE McCLEAN GUN

 "Dr. Sam's" First Firearm Patent

    The Colt Browning "Potato Digger"

 

Finding the Range: Early Friction between Lewis and Cozier

   Lewis Claims Prejudice

 

The First McClean Arms Company

   Days of Innocence: Test Firing the McClean Gun Out the Window of the Vulcan Building

   Hob-Nobbing with the Rich and Famous

 

Dr. McClean Meets Lieut. Lewis

   Introducing the Board of Ordnance and Fortification

   The McClean "Muzzle Recoil System" Applied to Heavy Ordnance

   Automating the McClean Gun

   "Twenty Years Too Soon": the McClean Recoil Reducer

   Clara McClean's First Recollections of Isaac Newton Lewis

   Lewis in the Spanish-American War: a Hard-Hitting Report on Obsolete Artillery

 

Captain Lewis' Secret Fact-finding Mission to Europe

   Lewis' Scathing Report: America is "Ten Years Behind"

 

The McClean "Automatic Musket"

   The McClean Arms Company of New Jersey

   A New Name in New Jersey:the McClean Arms & Ordnance Company

   Captain Lewis' Further Domestic Postings

   Happy Moments, but No Sales, with the McClean Gun in Mexico

   "Gun Day": an Unofficial Trial of the McClean Automatic Musket

   The U.S. Adopts the Model 1904 Heavy(!) Maxim

   The McClean One-Pounder Disappoints

   The McClean Arms & Ordnance Company Incorporate  of Ohio

   Dr. McClean Labors Valiantly to Keep His Shareholders Interested

  

The McClean "Musket Machine Gun"

 

Dr. McClean Goes Bust at Sandy Hook

   Major Lewis Earns Accolades, While Resentment Builds

   Major Lewis Defends His Patents

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ART I
CHAPTER CONTENT

1

THE McCLEAN GUN

2

BACK TO SQUARE ONE

3

LEWIS SAVE THE DAY

4

THE LEWIS GUN IS PERFECTED: IN ENGLAND

5

MEANWHILE, BACK IN AMERICA

 

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ABLE OF CONTENTS

PART           TITLE

I

THE POLITICS

II

FORGED IN A TRIAL BY FIRE

III

ALLIED AFTERMATH

IV

LEWIS IN DEPTH

V

THE FORTUNES OF WAR

VI ACCESSORIES AND ANCILLARIES
VII PARALLEL DEVELOPMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

CHAPTER TWO


 

 

 

THE BOOK