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HMS Racehorse butt plate

Date made: Built 1806

Description: Complete musket butt plate. These were fittings added to the end of muskets in order to protect the wood from splitting or suffering damage.

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Measurements: 125 mm x 45 mm; 142 g (weight)

Materials: copper alloy

Date found: 1983

Object name: butt plate

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 2022-0037/0005

Subject tags : #HMSRACEHORSE


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