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Black Powder Butt Plate ID
« on: June 26, 2017, 12:28 »
I know its a butt plate for a black powder long arm. I first suspected a Snider- Enfield but haven't came across any examples with that small top inner piece.  Saw some French muskets that are similar.  Located on a 1840 -80 era site.

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Re: Black Powder Butt Plate ID
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 19:50 »
PHEWWW, its an old firearm bit. 
Thought this might be more of that weird stuff that you often find around Canberra's parks and bushland. An interesting find, but I will have to leave it ID to the experts. DB.
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Re: Black Powder Butt Plate ID
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 21:42 »
I know its a butt plate for a black powder long arm. I first suspected a Snider- Enfield but haven't came across any examples with that small top inner piece.  Saw some French muskets that are similar.  Located on a 1840 -80 era site.

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It could be off a Baker rifle as pictured below brass butt plate look similar...

Baker (volunteer pattern) Rifle, post 1823. Lock marked Tower with crown over GR but no service issue proof marks. Barrel made by E BAKER with fixed post sights and has a bayonet bar at the muzzle.
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Re: Black Powder Butt Plate ID
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 06:13 »
Thanks for that. I've also seen similar style on the English Brown Bess muskets of the same era.
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