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These flintlock side and lock plates with frizzen, flash pan, and frizzen spring were collected from the Canville Trading Post in Neosho County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1994. 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. The artifact was cleaned by electrolysis which passes an electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact. The Canville Trading Post was located near the Osage Reservation in Neosho County. The post was established in 1847 by A. B. Canville. When the Osage reservation land was ceded to the United States in 1870, the Osage left for Oklahoma and Canville followed in 1872.

Date: 1847-1872

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Item Number: 508182
Call Number: 14NO396 1994.B.5129 & .5133 Shaw donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508182

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