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Found this on a very old property property was purchased in 1790 and their son was a soldier in the war of 1812 they bred championship trotting horses and had a early hotel that burnt down in 1916 I have no idea what this is any help appreciated 315A6720-1B5F-4B86-AEF3-C3BBC86BD85A.jpeg 6C9083B1-FE4F-47A1-AEDC-0CC74C4BAB81.jpeg DE09FFFC-E139-4B9C-A10F-09016124AE38.jpeg 156FFBFB-4D8C-406E-B4D9-10C12047F89E.jpeg 34ECFAE1-7A0F-4C8B-84AF-2EA7114CBA40.jpeg 74119CD0-542A-4ECE-80EE-84E127237EE4.jpeg E312F98E-A408-4AB9-AC20-6BD6EDAE7707.jpeg B78CFE39-2600-4865-9BB4-94AA8FE1779C.jpeg 8D4F944D-A43E-4C9C-A303-B8FC83F6D529.jpeg 156FFBFB-4D8C-406E-B4D9-10C12047F89E.jpeg 03D9EF8B-096D-4697-BBB3-A852AF41FE17.jpeg
 

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It's 11pm here and my tired eyes can't decide between ramrod thimble or the nib of a pen.

EDIT: After a bit of a closer look I'm thinking it's a thimble. Here's a photo of a similar one:
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Awesome I’d and I really appreciate it was that used to make a gun? Or for furniture?
 
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Noah_D's guess (he said "can't decide" and "I'm thinking") is correct... your find is a brass "thimble" (a.k.a. ramrod guide) from a Colonial Era flintlock musket. Its size tells us it is from a musket rather than a flintlock pistol.

One of the key ID-clues is the presence of a notched (or holed) flat flange running along the brass tube's upper side. That is how it was attached to the gun's wooden stock. See the images below.
 

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I knew it was a gun part when I saw the "IX" mark on it. Those are assembly marks so the parts ended up with the right gun since most all parts were hand fit and wouldn't interchange. Neat find! Gary
 
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Interesting piece of history. Learn something new everyday on the "What Is It?" forum.
 
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It's a thimble. Probably 1700s. I found a Similar one last year.

Actually it may be identical. I think mine was off a brown bess.
 

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Nice work...hope more of it turns up soon!
 
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