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Shown are five gunflints of the many that were found at the Canville Trading Post in Neosho County near the Osage Reservation. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1994. Gunflints were used to generate a spark in a flintlock musket or pistol and as strike-a-lights for lighting a fire. These five gunflints were all quarried and manufactured in southern England. Left to right they show a square gunflint with two dorsal arrisses and cortex; a square gunflint with two dorsal arrisses; a square gunflint with one dorsal arrisses; and two small square gunflints both with two dorsal arrises, possibly used with a pistol or as strike-a-lights.

Date: 1847-1852

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Item Number: 440176
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440176

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