Anyone familiar with revolver hammers?

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Found this today. First actual gun part I've found! Not all that familiar about vintage gun parts. The knot in the photo is approximately the size of a dime, for scale. The field has had documented activity since the mid 18th century, including a civil war battle.
Thanks in advance for any help!
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My first thought was the same as Tony's, but I don't think this was from a toy gun. :icon_scratch:
I'm thinking because it looks to be made of brass, that it's possibly from a clock movement.
Dave
 

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Found this today. First actual gun part I've found! Not all that familiar about vintage gun parts. The knot in the photo is approximately the size of a dime, for scale. The field has had documented activity since the mid 18th century, including a civil war battle.
Thanks in advance for any help!
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From the pix. it looks way to thin to be a 'revolver hammer'. How thick is it ?
 
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It reminds me of a safety catch on a hand tool. I can’t quite place it but I’m sure not a revolver hammer.
 
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My first thought was the same as Tony's, but I don't think this was from a toy gun. :icon_scratch:
I'm thinking because it looks to be made of brass, that it's possibly from a clock movement.
Dave

Definitely brass. I will start checking clock parts. None of the hammers that I have researched, yield any favorable results. Will have to keep looking for that old gun!
 
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I go with pawl as well. Looks like possibly from a light winch.

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I've only found a few "T" keys too.
I don't think that is a hammer. there isn't any place for the spring or the sear.
modern example....
 

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+1 on it being a pawl. Was it found near the Model T key? Could it possibly be a parking pawl? Or is it too thin?

It was found in the same 18 acre field, but found more than 100 yards away from each other.
 
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I really think that brass would be a poor choice for a firearm hammer or a pawl for a winch. Something along those lines would be made of sturdier material than brass. Brass would self destruct in short order...
 
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