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    Trade era gun parts display. These are personal finds from several different historic village sites in Nebraska. From what I have seen found on these sites it appears that the Native American did not take the best care of their firearms. I assume that when a firearm failed they rarely had an individual with gunsmith capabilities to fix it and if the gun didn’t work then it was sometimes cannibalized for other uses. These are all past finds from several years ago.
    Last edited by 11KBP; 03-08-2019, 02:56 PM.

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    Interesting and informative display
    South East Ga. Twin City

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    • 11KBP
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      Thanks willjo.

  • #3
    I am truly impressed with this collection.
    I believe your assumption re "cannibalized for other uses" is bang on.
    I wish that your description labels were readable.
    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    • #4
      Hey Dick, That is an awesome collection.
      Michigan Yooper
      If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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      • #5
        How long are those short pieces?
        South Dakota

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        • #6
          In lower Michigan where Kent Co. and Montcalm Co. and Newaygo Co. meet, the corner was marked with a musket barrel driven into the ground. In later years that marker was replaced with a modern survey marker.
          Michigan Yooper
          If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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          • #7
            Flintlocks from the Nebraskas! That has to be pretty early relatively speaking. Fur trade era?
            Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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            • #8
              Very informative post. Can you tell if any of the Flintlocks are Spanish, or are they all the British Northwest Gun you referenced? The Spanish didn't trade guns with Natives in Latin America, but you do see some recycling of them at sites in the Caribbean and South Florida.
              Hong Kong, but from Indiana/Florida

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              • #9
                Awesome post 11k..I missed it earlier ..very interesting. Those serpent side plates are mad cool
                Last edited by redrocks; 01-14-2019, 08:37 AM.
                SW Connecticut

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                • #10
                  So cool to find those gun parts. That would be stellar find for any detectorist. Well done.........................Daniel

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                  • #11
                    Very interesting thanks for sharing these .

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