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    Gun Trigger Guard?

    Hello All!

    I’m wondering if this is a gun or pistol trigger guard of some sort, where the trigger itself would’ve come through.

    Thanks in advance,

    Buck

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    I don't believe it is either. But, as I don't know what it is I cannot say definitely not a trigger plate.

    It does appear the side opposite the screw inset holes are beveled at the ends of the slot. That may indicate a thumb wheel or some such was under the plate. Just a guess.
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    I think youíve found part of a brass boxlock pistol. If Iím correct, itís the top of the gun where that the hammer comes through. It could be from a percussion or flintlock pistol. Nice find.
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    Looks like a flint lock pistol plate the nice condition of it makes me think twice though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullstock View Post
    I think you’ve found part of a brass boxlock pistol. If I’m correct, it’s the top of the gun where that the hammer comes through. It could be from a percussion or flintlock pistol. Nice find.
    I would never have gone there but I believe that's what it is...

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    Better picture...

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    Shazam! I stand corrected.
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    Y'all are incredible. Thank you! I had a bit of a hunch but it was great to see it confirmed! That shape is so distinctive, I wonder if some of these that are dug aren't identified correctly. Thank you again!!

    Cheers,

    Buck
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