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This flintlock lock plate with frizzen, flash pan, main spring, and frizzen spring was found in Harveyville, in Wabaunsee County, and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1977. The flash pan holds the priming powder and leads the spark through the touch hole to the main powder charge in the firearm chamber. The frizzen encloses the priming powder and acts as the striker for the flint when the weapon is fired.

Date: 1790-1869

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Item Number: 505005
Call Number: 14WB 1977.70.01
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505005

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