🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Possible gun part?

USMC18

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I found this brass object on the site of a mid 1800s Gunsmith shop. I have found similar objects before that have ended up belonging to a firearm. Please don't say it's a wheel weight for a car, I've had other people comment saying that is what it looks like lol. It's solid brass and had multiple markings.
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TheCannonballGuy

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I've never seen a brass gun part marked "Pat[ent] Pend[ing]."

About it being found at a mid-1800s gunshop site:
The fact that the PAT PEND marking is written in plain block(non-serifed) lettering, and the 502207 numbers are also non-serifed, indicates it is "most likely but not definitely" from sometime in the 20th Century. The 6-digit number MIGHT be the number of the patent which was pending at the time the object was made.
 
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