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Buttplate 715

44PG300/7G-44   Buttplate 715
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Musket Butt
Plate
—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