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44CC178/37E-2   Mainspring 751

44CC178/37E-2

 

Mainspringthis gun-lock mainspring was recovered from Causey's Care, a mid-17th-century site in Charles City County.  Gun parts may have commonly been manufactured out of a slightly better grade of metal, as they appear to survive better than the sheet armor fragments.  Gun-lock parts from a variety of different firearm types appear in most of the collections from 17th-century sites in Virginia.