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Found this. It is brass and appears old. Any ideas what it is?

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It's seems only about 4 inches long. Too small and fragile to be a stirrup part... Maybe a spur but I can't see how...

My first thought was 'shotgun shell extractor' but I can't find any like that.

I'd like to see a couple more pictures of the ends with a common object of similar size in the pics.
 
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I can almost see that, but being brass the top square has the down prong coming out at as a gentle curve, not an almost 90 degree angle. bending brass at 90 degree would almost surely break it.
 
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It's seems only about 4 inches long. Too small and fragile to be a stirrup part... Maybe a spur but I can't see how...

My first thought was 'shotgun shell extractor' but I can't find any like that.

I'd like to see a couple more pictures of the ends with a common object of similar size in the pics.
it is about 4.5" inches long.
 

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Actually now I can see where it could be a stirrup and no bends, just breaks.
actually on the other side where the down part from the strap slot, it does clearly appear to be a break where the other down part was attached but now broken off with the bottom part. And the small size if complete would indicate a child's stirrup. Maybe we are getting close now. That would seem like it would make it a more rare find since I would guess there are fewer child's stirrups in use than stirrups for adults.
 

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