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Record ID: LVPL-613386
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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Post-Medieval gun flint from the 17/18th centuries. It is roughly square in plan, with sloping edges to give it a trapezoidal side view. It is made from a dark grey flint.
Created on: Thursday 10th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-25BC11
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A post-medieval/modern gun-flint from a flintlock musket. The flint is rectangular in plan and cross-section with sloping edges to give it a trapezoidal side view. The flint is mid-grey in colour. The flintlock was introduced in the middle of the 16th century but it was not until the reign of William III that the flintlock became the main regulation firearm for the British Army. The knapped flint was used within the musket mechanism to produce a spark and would last between 20-25 shots before it had to be replaced, ' Clive Bond, 0. PAS Guide to the Identification, Assessment and Re…
Created on: Thursday 30th October 2014
Last updated: Sunday 5th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Christleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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