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Snaphaunce Battery 2076

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Snaphaunce Battery:  From a gun-lock plate, referred to as a snaphaunce, a mechanism whereby a flint held in a cock was struck against a steel battery that was separate from the pan cover.   The snaphaunce gun-lock plate is commonly found on 17th-century sites in Virginia.

This battery was recovered from Causey’s Care, a mid-17th-century site in Charles City County.

Updated April 11, 2018