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    Musket Triggerguard?

    Hey everyone I dug this odd piece of iron and was wondering what it could be. I am inclined to think itís a broken crude triggerguard on account of its shape and due to the fact I found a gunflint and melted lead near it. Though I suppose it could be a drawer pull or just a piece of junk/mangled square nail. I found a flat button as well. I would be interested to hear yíalls opinions. Thanks!Click image for larger version. 

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    Unfortunately I donít believe itís part of a trigger guard.
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    If it is a trigger guard looks kinda small for a musket?
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    looks like a staple to me , used for attaching pipe or conduit to wood.
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    looks like an old staple that would have been used to mend a cracked board. definitely not a trigger guard though
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    Wagon staple. I found an item just like it. On a positive note, it is pre-1900, so may be more there.

 

 

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