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Thread: Is this a flintlock part?

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    Is this a flintlock part?

    This is heavy lead or pewter, maybe some other material, but it sure looks like old flintlock hammer part.
    Anyone know? date range
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    that sure looks like the hammer of a percussion fired rifle started around 1841

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    Thanks gunntekk1..What is the material? heavy but a gun made of lead or pewter?
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    A hammer it looks to be.
    Don't see flint lock. Not seeing percussion from the pictures.
    Need a pic of the hammers striking surface.
    Could be a capgun , or other; if flat faced.

    Congrats though. It was off a piece some one used for something at one time...And a neat find.

    Edit. Could be any variety of metal if from a toy gun. More towards iron or mild steel if an other type gun.
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    definitely not a cap gun lol

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    Some old Door latches had a locking device some what like this
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    Definitely not a flintlock. L.o.l..

    If a real percussion rifle or shotgun or pistol the questions that follow are military ,or civilian ,or military surplus used or modified for civilian use.
    Blackpowder or cartridge.

    I browse Dixie Gunworks , and Track Of The Wolf for locks to look at to get ideas.

    There were well made capguns ,popguns ect.
    Here's one that launched a marble...
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    Launched a marble,, times sure were fun in the 1800's!!!
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    With it being so flat I'm inclined to think it's a hammer from either a single shot shotgun or a revolver.
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    Good find!
    21 years old my dream is to find my first gold coin last year my best finds was a big meteorite a 1915 Worcester license plate,1847 peace flask,1750/80 flat button,1800s silver perfume flask 1857 upper bank of Canada token a native American grinding stone,1876,1892,1902 Indian heads 14k gold Jesus cross Sterling silver cufflinks 1925,1919 1918,1926,1920 wheats [my older ones] and last but not least my 2019 palo quartz arrowhead. Very rare bryant pyrotite 1909 fuse

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    Most all of these types of guns that I've seen the hammers were mounted on a square shaft.
    This would lead me to think this is more on the lines of a press fit and would most likely be on a replica/toy gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntinDog View Post
    Most all of these types of guns that I've seen the hammers were mounted on a square shaft.
    This would lead me to think this is more on the lines of a press fit and would most likely be on a replica/toy gun.
    Exactly, if it were for a real gun the hole would have to be square. The square corners are necessary to hold the hammer in the proper position.
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    Most toy/cap guns were made of zinc die cast which is very heavy because of the zinc content. I believe toy gun but unless the photo is flipped this appears to be a left hand hammer. That would suggest a double barrel pistol or shotgun.

    Congrats and best wishes!
    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntinDog View Post
    Most all of these types of guns that I've seen the hammers were mounted on a square shaft.
    This would lead me to think this is more on the lines of a press fit and would most likely be on a replica/toy gun.
    Or a part from inside a mortise lock.

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    Sure looks like a percussion hammer to me from that angle, could be from a child’s toy, hard to tell and it is a bit small. If it was a hammer for a revolver A( colt root design) it would have more of a bend to it.
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