✅ SOLVED Is this striker plate from an 1803 Harper’s Ferry?

ColtsPop

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Iron, found on a site known to have occupied from 1810-1817 by Riflemen and Militia.

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l.cutler

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A frizzen from a flintlock of some kind, but no way to say which one. There were other rifles used by the army of the period as well as muskets which were more common. Could also be from a civilian arm.
 

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Pretty.cool relic you have a good hunting spot from your posts keep it up
 

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I agree, it’s a frizzen. You’d have to do a side by side comparison with a Harpers ferry 1803, but like stated previously, could be from any number of weapons. Cool find
 

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Congrats, swell find just the same. Could have been a game ender!
 

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Could also be a frizzen from an 1816 Springfield...where was it found?
 

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smallfoot

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In the southeast. Military or militia have that weapon during 1817?

I believe they were issue weapons of some of the federal troops in the Seminole wars in Florida. Not sure if they would have been in hand in 1817 tho...I have one on my wall from a battle on New Years Eve 1835.
 

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