Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   River Team 6 Metal Detectors
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Metal Detecting > War Relic Hunting

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-23-2020, 02:25 PM
CJZKU93 CJZKU93 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Kansas Jayhawk living in DFW
Posts: 51
Default 1816 Springfield Maynard Tape Lock

While doing some metal detecting on a homestead site in western Kansas I found a Maynard Tape Lock from a converted 1816 Springfield. I will have to do some research to see if anyone associated with the land was in the Civil War. Oh to know the story of where it had been and how it managed to hit the ground in Kansas for me to find.
Attached Images
     
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 01-23-2020, 04:52 PM
DougF's Avatar
DougF DougF is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,861
Default

Great find - this converts a flintlock to percussion? Where do you put the cap, behind the hinged door? In surprising good condition, good steel I guess.

__________________
Explorer SE Pro, Garrett Pro-pointer. Best finds - 1903 Barber half, 1877 and 1878 seated qtrs., 1920, 1946 WL halves, 1925, 1926 SLQs, 1800 large cent, 1809 half cent.

Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 01-23-2020, 05:05 PM
ToySoldier's Avatar
ToySoldier ToySoldier is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,603
Default

Nice recovery!

__________________
------
2020: 2 silver; 36 wheats; 1 Indian Head Cent; 5 buffalo nickels; 4 tokens; 1 foreign coin; 1 sterling; $15.55
2019: 45 Silver Coins; 271 Wheats; 15 Indian Head Cents; 18 Buffalo Nickels; 6 Liberty V Nickels; 4 Silver Rings; 1 Gold Ring; 2 silver other; 6 Tokens; $104.60
Minelab Equinox 800; Garrett AT Pro & AT Pinpointer

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 01-23-2020, 05:45 PM
zeemang zeemang is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South of there
Posts: 19,751
Default

Nice piece!

__________________
E trac and an Excal II woowhoo!
Living the American dream, just a bit further south...

Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 01-23-2020, 06:41 PM
7centsworth's Avatar
7centsworth 7centsworth is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,232
Default

That is a sweet find.

__________________
Christian Kentucky Boy

Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 01-23-2020, 07:55 PM
Pumptech's Avatar
Pumptech Pumptech is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 220
Default

That is a great find. It cleaned up nicely!
Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 01-23-2020, 09:35 PM
CJZKU93 CJZKU93 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Kansas Jayhawk living in DFW
Posts: 51
Default

Originally Posted by DougF View post
Great find - this converts a flintlock to percussion? Where do you put the cap, behind the hinged door? In surprising good condition, good steel I guess.

Yes this replaced the flintlock on the rifle. From what I have learned the conversions were done in the late 1850's and the rifles were used in the U.S. Civil War. You could use regular percussion caps on them or you could use the tape that Maynard had developed. The tape priming system was very susceptible to weather so it seems that regular primers were used mostly. The tape is basically the equivalent of what would go into a cap gun today. The tape went behind the door and there was a mechanism that would move the tape up when the hammer was cocked. if you look on YouTube for Maynard Tape Primer Forgotten Weapons has a video titled Massachusetts Arms Maynard-Primed Belt Revolver that explains the lock.
Reply With Quote


  #8  
Old 01-24-2020, 10:39 AM
cellrdwellr's Avatar
cellrdwellr cellrdwellr is online now
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Dirt Cellar, MA
Posts: 14,056
Default

Awesome relic, congrats!

__________________
☆2020 LET'S GO BRUINS!
☆W-136~IH-7~Coppas-3~Tokens-1☆
☆Silva-49~Ster-52~Gold-11
☆Oldest Coin FTY:17** KG2☆

Reply With Quote


  #9  
Old 01-24-2020, 02:25 PM
waltr waltr is online now
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: SE Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 1,309
Default

One problem when finding Civil War era guns, part, bullets, etc is all were available POST Civil War through Bannerman's Surplus store.
https://www.guns.com/news/2015/11/07...rmy-navy-store

Example of this wonderful Maynard rifle lock.
It could have been off a riffle brought home by a vet or was purchased from Bannerman's.

No way to truly tell.
Reply With Quote


  #10  
Old 01-25-2020, 10:40 PM
PrussianBleu's Avatar
PrussianBleu PrussianBleu is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Kenosha, WI
Posts: 134
Default

That is super-cool, to find a complete lock with the Maynard system. Great recovery!

__________________
CTX3030, Equinox 600, MXT AllPro
Face Total 2019: $74.90
Favorite: 1908 O Barber Quarter, 191X S SLQ
Silver: 15 (+2 shared) Wheaties: 53, BuffNik: 2, IHP: 1, Oldest: 1863 Civil War Token

Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.