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This French gunflint was discovered during a 2016 metal detection survey by volunteers and Kansas Historical Society archeologists at the Kaw Mission in Council Grove. Gunflints were used to generate a spark in a flintlock musket or pistol and as strike-a-lights for lighting a fire. These gunflint was quarried and manufactured in France, as is indicated by it's honey-yellow or blonde color. The square gunflint has one dorsal arriss.

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Item Number: 440419
Call Number: 14MO368-400-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440419

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