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Cock Screw 755

44CC178/37/2C-6   Cockscrew 755

Cock Screw
—Gun part
from any of the flintlock- type gun-lock plates which would have had a cock
to hold the flint, in this case probably a snaphaunce.  The cock
screw held the jaws of the cock tight against the flint grips. 
Recovered from Causey’s Care, a mid-17th-century site in Charles City

Updated May 30, 2017