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Shown are six 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 six gunflints were all quarried and manufactured in France, as is indicated by their honey-yellow or blonde color. Left to right they show two square gunflint with two dorsal arrisses, two somewhat "D" shaped gunflints, and two small square gunflints, possibly used with a pistol or as strike-a-lights.

Date: 1847-1852

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Item Number: 440177
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440177

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