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Old 10-07-2017, 06:16 PM
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Default Help I'D this find, gun part? clock?

I found this item in an area where I have found a lot of colonial era items coins, shoe buckles and musket balls. I wrote it off as a window latch or some kind of furniture hardware. But there are extra holes and features that elude to having a more complex function then a simple pivoting latch. It looks to be made of brass and looks like it could be the internals to possibly a firearm or clock? Please help me ID this item.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:51 PM
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Window latch?

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Old 10-07-2017, 07:17 PM
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thats what I was originally thinking but there are too many holes for a simple latch, also it has a small tooth or catch in the middle almost like a sear found in a trigger mechanism.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:45 PM
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Pretty darn sure it's part of a gunpowder flask.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:16 PM
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gunpowder flask? I never thought of that. Can you load up an example?
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:12 PM
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looks like your right, the small hole would have been the pivot point with a set pin. The large hole was the opening to allow the powder to flow and the small barb or tooth I mentioned would have hit a stationary pin to stop the moment in the closed position. I just used a pen to pin the peace in position and test the theory. Everything lines up. nice tip!
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:30 PM
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Here ya go, a couple of mine
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:49 AM
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Wow spot on Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:56 AM
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Wow...you guys are good!
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