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    old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    That what it appears to be to me? Found in central Ohio, same place I found a civil war button. Its is apprx 2.5-3inch long by maybe 1.5 inches wide. On the inside there is a faint stamp that appears to say: 5 4 S
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    Re: old pistol butt plate?

    If you could re-size your photos, and of course measurements will help.
    From what I can see, a but plate may be correct.

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    Re: old pistol butt plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by lostcauses
    If you could re-size your photos, and of course measurements will help.
    From what I can see, a but plate may be correct.
    Just resized them. I was having a hard time resizing the pictures with the program treasurenet provides. Anyhoo, I hope this helps and that someone can help me identify this. Really think its a pistol butt and Id love to know the age.

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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Three inches seems long is too large/long for a pistol grip cap; though I have no alternative answer. Some wear spot on a wood item to be protected with a brass cap?
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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Could it be from a golf club?

  6. #6
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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    It wouldnt be part of the grip, it would be the butt end of the pistol grip. Similar to these maybe:

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...=0&FORM=IDFRIR


    I have the screws also, they were attached still. Its def not a part to golf club. (avid golfer)

  7. #7
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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Its actually 2 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 wide

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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Quote Originally Posted by IronSpike
    Could it be from a golf club?

    I'm leaning that way, but I'm only in my 50's and not old enough to have taken up golf.



    The shape is right for weight at the back of a head - like this putter with a brass "butt".
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  9. #9
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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Not a golf club guys, besides even if it was golf related, older golf clubs were solid metal. Not mulitple pieces. I know you trying to be helpful and I appreciate it.

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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Most of the old heads I've seen are wood with brass inserts - sometimes even just four brass screws in the face of a persimmon club head. And almost EVERY piece of metal on a rifle or gun or wood stocked pistol is symmetrical. Exceptions are the side plate, lock plate and some patchboxes. That piece is none of those.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY)
    I'm leaning that way, but I'm only in my 50's and not old enough to have taken up golf.
    LOL

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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    I should know what this is dang it...
    Any old car parts around were you found this??

  13. #13
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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Quote Originally Posted by lostcauses
    I should know what this is dang it...
    Any old car parts around were you found this??
    Nope no car parts...At least ive never found any.

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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Quote Originally Posted by IM24KAU
    It wouldnt be part of the grip, it would be the butt end of the pistol grip. Similar to these maybe:

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...=0&FORM=IDFRIR


    I have the screws also, they were attached still. Its def not a part to golf club. (avid golfer)
    Those pictured in your link are to long guns, not pistols. Pistols don't have butt plates exactly, some may have butt caps but this doesn't really look like one. Are the screws brass or steel? Brass wood screws are a fairly modern thing, and not likely to be seen on a Civil War era firearm.

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    Re: old pistol butt plate? Resized photos

    Here's another pic of a golf club weight:

    http://www.golfforallages.com/auctioncat_may-21-01.htm
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