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Record ID: WILT-0736E4
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A post-medieval/modern gunflint from a flintlock musket. The flint is broadly rectangular in plan. The ventral surface is smooth and relatively flat; the strikes come in at an angle; the bulb of percussion is absent. The dorsal face is bevelled on all sides. The flint has a white patina. 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 bef…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2012
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