LANCUM-77395F: Post Medieval toy gun

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Unique ID: LANCUM-77395F

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Late Post Medieval to Modern copper alloy toy gun. The firing mechanism slot suggests that this was a spring loaded gun & fired rod like missiles akin to matchsticks. The barrel is decorated with raised cross hatching, the forestock with impressed cross hatching, & there is foliated decoration on the shoulder stock. Unusual in that it is made of a copper alloy, albeit a poor quality one, rather than lead or lead alloy. It has been suggested that this puts into the earlier part of the probable dating period. Probably dates to between c1850 & c1939 AD.

The length is 49mm, width 14mm, depth 7mm, and the weight 12.82g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1850
Date to: Circa AD 1939

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 12.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th May 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Identified by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: South Lakeland (District)
Parish or ward: Burton-in-Kendal (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD5376
Four figure Latitude: 54.17761896
Four figure longitude: -2.72156552
1:25K map: SD5376
1:10K map: SD57NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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