Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree11Likes
  • 8 Post By fyrffytr1
  • 1 Post By fyrffytr1
  • 1 Post By Charlie P. (NY)
  • 1 Post By Older The Better

Thread: Flintlock parts?

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2010
    Southwest Georgia
    XP Deus, White's DFX
    4,928
    5536 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Flintlock parts?

    Let me preface this post by saying that I have retired from the work force for the third and last time. Now that I have all the time in the world I decided what better way to pass it than by posting iron items here hoping for an ID. I found these parts a while back at a native American site that was burned in 1817-18 by the state militia in a terrible case of mistaken identity. The militia thought this was a hostile tribe when, in fact it was a friendly one who had given aid to Andrew Jackson when he came through here just a few months earlier.
    Anyway, these four items were found at one house site. I am pretty sure the piece at the top left is a "cock" from a flintlock gun that the native Americans were known to have. The next piece I have no idea about. The third piece may be the hammer from a small percussion gun. It has a pivot point at the bottom and the tang on the side was more pronounced before I used electrolysis to clean it up some. The fourth piece I thought might be a part of a trigger guard but the oblong hole makes me doubt that. It is asymmetrical with a flare at the end opposite the hole and appears that it may have broke at that point.
    Thanks for any and all help.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190312_190839.jpg 
Views:	15 
Size:	828.5 KB 
ID:	1690188   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190312_190907.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	947.5 KB 
ID:	1690189   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190312_190926.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	591.5 KB 
ID:	1690190   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190312_190946.jpg 
Views:	11 
Size:	676.6 KB 
ID:	1690191  
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2010
    Southwest Georgia
    XP Deus, White's DFX
    4,928
    5536 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    More pics of the second and third pieces.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190312_191006.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	597.7 KB 
ID:	1690192   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190312_191019.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	1.08 MB 
ID:	1690193   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190312_191030.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	718.8 KB 
ID:	1690194   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190312_191037.jpg 
Views:	11 
Size:	644.8 KB 
ID:	1690195  
    A2coins likes this.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

  3. #3
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    Minelab Musketeer Advantage Pro w/8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se(Upgraded to LTD2) w/11" DD, 6.5" concentric & 9.5" NEL Sharpshooter DD coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe & F-Point/Black Widows/Rattler headphone
    10,765
    11331 times
    Metal Detecting
    Original image the upper left is definitely a cock from a flintlock. Upper right possibly pat of the internal mechanism. Hard to say. The other two (center & bottom) I'm not seeing flintlockish pasts.
    A2coins likes this.
    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.

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2017
    south east kansas
    Whites Eagle Spectrum
    600
    718 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Flintlock parts?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1552442623.015476.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	928.8 KB 
ID:	1690224Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1552442678.136853.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	901.8 KB 
ID:	1690225
    I think I found the same thing on Saturday it was found near a ramrod thimble for a northwest trade gun and a double sided awl. My native site dates to the 1830ís.
    My point is your item was found near gun parts and so was mine, i donít know what they are but Iíd say thereís a good chance they are gun related
    Last edited by Older The Better; Mar 12, 2019 at 09:53 PM.
    A2coins likes this.

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    19,602
    23998 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    That would be really cool to know a little electroysis is in order
    Still Available ​Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2011
    Keystone state
    AT-Pro,Ace 150, flea market digger
    3,881
    1554 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Cock, internal part bridel that holds sear long piece is from stirup, and maybe frizzen spring

 

 

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Please Help I.D. Flintlock Parts
    By Driftwoood in forum Metal Detecting
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Jul 23, 2017, 03:48 PM
  2. Could These Be Old Gun Parts? Flintlock?
    By Metdet49 in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Sep 07, 2013, 02:23 AM
  3. Flintlock Rifle & Pistol parts
    By BVI Hunter in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Jun 09, 2013, 02:56 PM
  4. Flintlock Rifle Parts - SOLVED!
    By Indiana Digger in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Jun 04, 2011, 05:57 PM
  5. Flintlock parts from tradepost site .
    By Prairie Prowler in forum Fur Trade Artifacts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Oct 26, 2010, 02:38 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0