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    Curious find. Its a hard one

    I dug this yesterday not far from where i also dug a Springfield musket scabbard tip. Wondering if it could also be part of a musket. Its brass i believe. Non ferous. And it still has some wood attached to it.
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    It looks like it may be a piece of a trigger guard.
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    Springfields had steel furniture.

    I've never seen a trigger bow spur with three screws. May be a rub guard from a carriage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Springfields had steel furniture.

    I've never seen a trigger bow spur with three screws. May be a rub guard from a carriage.
    Agreed, I know Enfields had brass trigger guards, but the configuration of the found piece doesn't resemble a trigger guard to me. Look at the guard on my P1853 Enfield and you can see our reasoning here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffuries View Post
    Agreed, I know Enfields had brass trigger guards, but the configuration of the found piece doesn't resemble a trigger guard to me. Look at the guard on my P1853 Enfield and you can see our reasoning here.

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    No it definitely looks different than that.

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    Are the ends where the end screws go, cut off or broke off? Hopefully you can tell which! I believe that Charlie P. is definitely on the right track.
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    Some carriages had a strip of brass molding on the top edge of the foot board, this piece does show wear.
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Springfields had steel furniture.

    I've never seen a trigger bow spur with three screws. May be a rub guard from a carriage.
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    To me, it almost looks too thin to be a brass trigger guard?
    Maybe part of the floorboard of an a Model T Ford or some other vehicle?

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