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    Gun flint or heart breaker?

    I just wanted to get different ideas on this find. I find some weird scrapers/ heart breakers and really woundt know if they are gun flints or not. The Civil War was a big part of our history in my area but I dont know if there was any activity in this actual area or not.
    So my question is this one I am showing, gun flint or broken other?
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    From my view it looks like an English gun flint. You have posted some quite similar that I thought were flints and turned out not to be.
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    That's a gun flint.
    They are always going to have that basic angular shape.
    It was necessary for it to fit properly in the cock.
    Last edited by GatorBoy; Aug 12, 2013 at 05:54 PM.
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    Thanks this piece did come from N Ga or maybe TN which had allot of action. Thats probably the reason there was only 1 in the collection then.
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    It's not a gun flint, it's a bipolar core. Look it up. They look exactly like gun flints.
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    Looks like a gun flint to me.
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    I don't believe it is a gunflint. An English gunflint usually exhibits a demi-cone of percussion. Yours does not.
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    OK.. have fun with that rock.
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    Looks , I will write, similar to a gun flint that they sell at Fflintridge. I think it will work in a gun.
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    I wonder how many pieces of artifacts they used as gun flints back in the day. Im guessing they would of made some good ones.
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    I think it is a gun flint, but I don't think it is English. The flint from England is translucent to a point. It is a good find
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    Hey there Rock,nice flint man. Gun flints can be found in many different shapes & sizes depending on the gun it was made for & how long it was used & even what era or period in time it was made.Most of mine below would be some of the earliest to be found.Pretty much all from early colonial sites with a few 1800's in the mix.
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    if i had found that i would have said "gun flint" and left it at that...how is it not a gun flint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rock View Post
    I just wanted to get different ideas on this find. I find some weird scrapers/ heart breakers and really woundt know if they are gun flints or not. The Civil War was a big part of our history in my area but I dont know if there was any activity in this actual area or not.
    So my question is this one I am showing, gun flint or broken other?
    Hey rock. I actually have a rifle flint and it is a near match, very similar. Nice find.
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