Yak1366

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Hi all !!!
Thanks in advance for any help identifying this piece. I found this item a few weeks ago and have had no luck on the net finding anything close to it.

It is two pieces of brass soldered or brazed together.
The barrel portion (with the 3/32" hole) looks like it may have been attached to a 1/4"-5/16" dowel.
The pointed section has a couple of scallops opposite the soldered area and the nose tapers down to a nice point.
 

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Frog gig? Looks like it is made to poke something, Way too light for a center post tent pole. Perhaps the pointy part was bent so as to gaff fish?
 

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It is a ramrod-guide (also called a ramrod-pipe) from a Colonial Era to early-1800s flintlock pistol. I'm saying it's for a pistol because you report its diameter as about 1/4-inch... a musket's ramrod was larger in diameter. The ridge on it, having a hole, was for "pinning" it onto the pistol's wooden stock. See the photos below... one showing a pistol's brass guide/pipe, the other shows one on a musket/rifle.
 

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Thanks CannonballGuy! After doing a little research on these, there's no doubt that's what it is.
 

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Thanks CannonballGuy! After doing a little research on these, there's no doubt that's what it is.

Congrats on having luck with your first ID post! Make sure you mark the thread as solved through the thread tools you have near the top of the page. It puts a little green icon next to the title which lets people looking for similar things in the future that a positive ID was made.
 

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Davers

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It is a ramrod-guide (also called a ramrod-pipe) from a Colonial Era to early-1800s flintlock pistol. I'm saying it's for a pistol because you report its diameter as about 1/4-inch... a musket's ramrod was larger in diameter. The ridge on it, having a hole, was for "pinning" it onto the pistol's wooden stock. See the photos below... one showing a pistol's brass guide/pipe, the other shows one on a musket/rifle.

That was one great ID TCBG , I never would have figured that one out, come's from seeing A-lot of old Guns & a great memory.
WOW!
 

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Davers

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Hi all !!!
Thanks in advance for any help identifying this piece. I found this item a few weeks ago and have had no luck on the net finding anything close to it.

It is two pieces of brass soldered or brazed together.
The barrel portion (with the 3/32" hole) looks like it may have been attached to a 1/4"-5/16" dowel.
The pointed section has a couple of scallops opposite the soldered area and the nose tapers down to a nice point.

Man Yak1366, that's one Cool & Old find, I can imagine it was in someones family up until the Civil War then was put into Service.

Wish that piece could talk.
Again awesome find .

I'm just spying on the 'Competition' in N-GA ,LOL
& Checking out yr Finds ; Love the cast I avatar as well.

Just kidding about the competition thing , good luck on your future hunts.
Davers
 

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And thanks Davers for being the first to welcome me to TNet.

I've been using this website as a resource for well over a year now to analyze my finds and finally decided to sign up. I'm glad I did.

That Block I Confederate Infantry is my most prized button.

I'll post it in Todays Finds shortly along with the round I just found 2 hours ago.
 

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Davers

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And thanks Davers for being the first to welcome me to TNet.

I've been using this website as a resource for well over a year now to analyze my finds and finally decided to sign up. I'm glad I did.

That Block I Confederate Infantry is my most prized button.

I'll post it in Todays Finds shortly along with the round I just found 2 hours ago.

Please Do post.

I have only come across 1 Cast 'I' Button in all my time ,& that was 3 years ago (almost) & I thought It was a Coin ,as I was digging coins at the time......'A Great Surprise it was. It's one of my favorite finds as well.
 

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