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    PISTOL BUTT PLATE ?????????

    Found at a 1600-1900s site.

    Looks like maybe pistol butt plate..but just a guess .

    Any help is apreciated.

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    ca
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    OK...No idea...what does it seem to be made of ?

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    At first glance I didn't think it's gun related, but I couldn't prove it's not, what bothers me is the size of what would have to be a single screw hole to attach it, and looking at your fingers to size it, it seems to be a little small overall, but again, that might not be valid either, there were all sizes of pistols, from large to very small. It's possible for it to have been a butt plate, I know there were flat butt plates on some muzzleloading pistols, I've seen cased French caplock dueling pistols with flat butt plates, so just because it doesn't look right to me doesn't mean it's not. Is it brass? Some part is broken off, and that doesn't help with the ID either. If it's a butt plate, it wouldn't work with only one screw, there would have to be something to keep the plate from turning, which is possibly what the missing part was for, or perhaps there was a finial that went up the stock and strengthened the grip if the gun was being used as a club, which essentially is what early muzzleloading pistols were after the single shot was fired at close range. I'll be interested in what others say.
    Last edited by BosnMate; Mar 16, 2014 at 02:15 AM. Reason: added more info
    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

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    I would guess it is a back plate to a lock on a piece of furniture?
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    ca
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    ty for looking guys

    SRY..I forgot to say ... but I think it is made of pewter.

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    Never heard of pewter furniture on a gun, so for gun part, I'd say no.
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    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

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    If it's made of lead it looks like a very rare manufactured Flint patch

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    Those are thin yours seems like it might be a little thick and solid for that it just reminded me of it

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    Pewter to light light strength for a top jaw here but throughout history if employed on arms, I don,t know. A check of historical arms where found may reflect something different though.
    It would be a very large piece of flint and large lock .

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    I would also say lock escutcheon plate.

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