44PG300/7G-44 Buttplate 715
Musket Butt
 —the plate on the butt of a
musket or pistol.  In early times
in Europe it was always made of metal.  This example is sheet iron or steel.

It was
recovered in many pieces from Jordan’s Journey, a 17th-century settlement
site in Prince George County near Hopewell.

Updated May 30, 2017