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    Nice Group of Artifacts Recovered from the Gettysburg Battlefield in August 1863. A set of cast iron "knuckles," a three-tine early 19th century bone handle fork, an approximately .31 caliber scissors type bullet mould and a P1853 Enfield lock which bears the following period ink script paper label, "Gun lock picked up on the battlefield of Gettysburg Aug. 1863 by Isaac D______" (last name only partially visible). All pieces with light surface rust corresponding to their rather short exposure to the elements. The paper label covers the maker/date on the lock. The lock displays an interesting "field repair" with a shim on the tumbler post, probably explaining why the lock was discarded and replaced with another lock scavenged from the battlefield. Although the lock is the only piece with a label the consignor states the group has always been together and the items were all recovered at Gettysburg. Fascinating group.

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    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
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