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44PG302/EU 2089, F-320 S-8   Matchlock 443

44PG302/EU 2089, F-320 S-8

 

Matchlock17th century.  Most of the plate, part of the serpentine, and remnants of a few of the other gun parts are present on this very deteriorated matchlock from Jordan's Journey, a 17th-century site near Hopewell in Prince George County.  To see a more complete example:  whole matchlock.