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    Part of a sword hanger?

    Going through my old finds I came across this brass piece and was wondering if it could be a sword hanger hook that would have been attached to a belt?
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    I am going with....that is very very likely
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    Yup, it sure is. I'll see what I can dig up on it

    Dig it up, yes, that's what it is and probably Civil War period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Yup, it sure is. I'll see what I can dig up on it

    Dig it up, yes, that's what it is and probably Civil War period.
    Is it possible that this piece might be from the early1800s? The site it was found at was burned around 1817-18. See my post on the flint lock parts for more on the site.
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    So basically one of these......

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    The fact that your flat-bodied brass "hook" has only one attachment hole excludes it from being a sword-belt hook... or other kind of similar hook (such as a rifle/musket sling adjuster hook) because those types have (at least) two attachment holes. I believe your one-hole brass hook is the "tongue hook" from a pre-civil-war Military belt buckle which had a solder-filled back. (In actuality, those buckles were filled with a solder-like alloy, not lead.) Your find is missing the single-hole crossbar which held the other two belt-attachment hooks/studs. Also, note that those other "hooks" (studs) are round, not oval puppy-paw hooks.

    Your find could have come from a rare round-studs "lead-filled" oval State Seal buckle, or a very early version of US-in-an-oval buckle.
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    Great info as always
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    The fact that your flat-bodied brass "hook" has only one attachment hole excludes it from being a sword-belt hook... or other kind of similar hook (such as a rifle/musket sling adjuster hook)… because those types have (at least) two attachment holes. I believe your one-hole brass hook is the "tongue hook" from a pre-civil-war Military belt buckle which had a solder-filled back. (In actuality, those buckles were filled with a solder-like alloy, not lead.) Your find is missing the single-hole crossbar which held the other two belt-attachment hooks/studs. Also, note that those other "hooks" (studs) are round, not oval puppy-paw hooks.

    Your find could have come from a rare round-studs "lead-filled" oval State Seal buckle, or a very early version of US-in-an-oval buckle.
    Thanks. Now all I need to do is get the landowner to let me back on this site and see if I can find the other parts. Or one of the two other hunters who have permission might find them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Thanks. Now all I need to do is get the landowner to let me back on this site and see if I can find the other parts. Or one of the two other hunters who have permission might find them.
    Who me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaRebel1861 View Post
    Who me?
    Yeah you! and Mr. Man! If I could remember exactly where I found it I would tell you but I have oldtimers disease. It would be nice if I could show you !
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    Very nice find, Congrats!!!

 

 

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