Jun 15, 2012, 12:44 PM
I live in MA, and recently visited a site that was used to train US Army troops during the revolution (during this period, the militia), the civil war (they used this spot a lot, WW1, and, to a much lesser extent, WW2. As you can see, generally, there is a lot of history here.
Anyway, I found each of these things and have no idea what they are/ what war or time period they are from.
Can someone help me? Thanks!
P.S- the Circle thing has letters on it. From what I can make out, it says "American five inch."
Jun 15, 2012 12:44 PM
Jun 20, 2012, 05:12 AM
In the middle picture on the bottom you are holding a "stripper clip" for loading ammo into a rifle. Probably WWI or maybe WWII...d2
Jul 08, 2012, 11:29 PM
It's hard to be certain from seeing just one photo of it, but I think d2 is correct that the long flat brass object is a stripper-clip (like the type which held 5 cartridges for the World War 2 US Army's M-1 Garand rifle).
The long pointy iron object with a broken spiral wire on the handle looks like a damper-control from the smoke-pipe of an old cast-iron woodburning stove.
I suggest you post photos of these finds in the What-Is-It forum here at TreasureNet.