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    1700s Flintlock with silver side plate!

    Got out to an early site with my buddy and we shallow water hunted the muck and mud. The finds were sparse with just a flat button and part of a pocket knife when I got a large iron signal that turned out to be this surprise!
    When I picked up the clump of iron, I noticed the side plate which I thought was brass, but turned out to be solid cast silver! The flint was still fused into the hammer. Still stoked about this cool find! Thanks for looking
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    Last edited by SC Keith; Sep 27, 2020 at 10:37 AM.

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    Wow. That side plate is a really a beautiful piece! A very unique and special find. Did there happen to be any hallmarks?

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    Very nice indeed!
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    Feb 2009
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    That must of being one handsome piece back in the day having a side plate as that. Congrats on the recovery-it must be a first on here also.
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    Beautiful! What state did you find it in? Gary

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    Kudos! Great find.
    Last edited by WannaDig3687; Sep 27, 2020 at 05:43 AM.
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    Feb 2013
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    Really Really Nice find
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    I voted BANNER,I believe it is a first here!!

    GOD Bless

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    Never seen anything like that. Must have belonged to someone special.

    Exceedingly cool find, big congrats.
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    Heck of a find there.....and a big ole banner vote from me. I would do what I could to preserve the iron and keep it all together ...if possible.
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    That is such a cool find- that side piece is absolutely awesome- Congrats!
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    I've been a lurker here for four years and had to sign up to vote banner. Your find is beautiful and would fit in nicely with the other amazing banner finds. Congrats on your find!

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    Incredible find Keith! Very unique side plate. Banner find for sure.
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    Outstanding find! Banner! I would try to get it x-rayed and see if it was still loaded. Much still to be learned from the piece.
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    That is just unbelievable! I am so happy I saw this post! I found an interesting item last night and it turned out to be the escutcheon plate for a flintlock musket!!
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