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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Weapons and accessories https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories.html Powder Holder Cap https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/powder-holder-cap-57839.html Mon, 05 Feb 2024 17:36:34 GMT Weapons and accessories Powder Holder Cap  
Description: The lead cap from a powder-holder of the 17th century. The cap is of circular cross-section, now crushed, with a flat base that has two diametrically opposed integral loops at its edge.

Powder holders were made of wood, and were sometimes called 'apostles', because there were normally twelve of them suspended from a soldier's bandolier. They each held the correct amount of gunpowder for a single charge. Both the holders and the caps had loops (normally two) through which the attachment cord was threaded, and which prevented either from being lost. When the powder had been used, the holders were refilled from a flask. Lead caps of this type are often found on Civil War sites.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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Dumbbell-Shaped Bullet https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/dumbbell-shaped-bullet-57836.html Mon, 05 Feb 2024 16:48:10 GMT Weapons and accessories Dumbbell-Shaped Bullet  
Description: A dumbbell-shaped lead bullet comprising two spheres joined by a narrower cylindrical shank. The bullet has a shiny grey patina and is probably of the Civil War period.

See also PAS: NLM-60B15A.
 
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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Chape https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/chape-57722.html Fri, 03 Nov 2023 15:55:43 GMT Weapons and accessories Chape  
Description: A small decorative chape, most likely originating from a dagger scabbard dating to the post medieval period. It is constructed from two parts, an ornate cast front with integral sides, and a plain sheet metal backplate. The chape is semi-circular in plan, with a band of multiple small pellets and triangles to the body, and a curvilinear swagged moulding to the base that terminates in a stylised scallop-shell. For attachment purposes, there is a small hole on each side of the chape for locating a horizontal fixing pin. All sides have a been gilded and much of this survives within the recesses of the design.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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Sword Pommel https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/sword-pommel-22737.html Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT Weapons and accessories Sword Pommel  
Description: A copper-alloy sword pommel, cast in the form of an animal head, possibly that of a dog. The pommel has elaborate moulded decoration overall and traces of silvering are present on the surface. 
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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Scabbard Chape https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/scabbard-chape-56850.html Sun, 22 May 2022 14:57:09 GMT Weapons and accessories Scabbard Chape  
Description: A knife or dagger scabbard chape consisting of two identical pressed sheet parts, formerly joined along the seams, which have largely separated. It is flattened in profile, with both faces decorated with grooves towards each end. The terminal is rounded, and one face retains a scalloped edge. There are traces of gilt present overall.

Recorder notes that it appears to be similar to some examples of Georgian naval dirk scabbards.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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Percussion Cap Dispenser https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/percussion-cap-dispenser-56840.html Thu, 19 May 2022 10:29:06 GMT Weapons and accessories Percussion Cap Dispenser  
Description: A brass percussion cap dispenser with twenty-four surviving percussion caps. The dispenser has a suspension loop to attach it to a chain, and a circular hole allowing the user to see how many caps remain available. The caps are numbered 1 - 31 on the dial, with each cap stamped TR.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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Ramrod Holder https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/ramrod-holder-56406.html Fri, 08 Oct 2021 14:01:55 GMT Weapons and accessories Ramrod Holder  
Description: A copper-alloy ramrod holder from a firearm. It consists of a rolled tube with circumferential grooves, and a rectangular flange along the length at the joint line. The flange has a drilled hole near its centre for attachment to the firearm.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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Powder Holder Cap https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/powder-holder-cap-56161.html Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:12:26 GMT Weapons and accessories Powder Holder Cap  
Description: The lead cap from a powder-holder of the 17th century. The cap is of circular cross-section, now misshaped, it has a flat base with two diametrically opposed integral loops at its edge.  

Powder holders were made of wood, and were sometimes called 'apostles', because there were normally twelve of them suspended from a soldier's bandolier. They each held the correct amount of gunpowder for a single charge. Both the holders and the caps had loops (normally two) through which the attachment cord was threaded, and which prevented either from being lost. When the powder had been used, the holders were refilled from a flask. Lead caps of this type are often found on Civil War sites.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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Ramrod Holder https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/ramrod-holder-54581.html Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:44:08 GMT Weapons and accessories Ramrod Holder  
Description: A cast copper-alloy ramrod holder for use with a muzzle-loading firearm. The holder is tubular, with a transversely pierced axial flange, a small location peg hole and a splayed and tapered terminal end with some incised lines on the inner surface.

The holder would have been fitted to the underside of the weapon at the breech end, in front of the trigger guard. A further fitting, in the form of a simple tube, would have been located under the muzzle-end of the barrel, and depending on the length of the weapon, a third one may have been located between them. Together, they would have been used to fit and hold the ramrod when not in use.

Cf. UKDFD 48300
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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Sword Guard (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weapons-and-accessories/sword-guard-fragment-17647.html Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMT Weapons and accessories Sword Guard (Fragment)  
Description: An oval openwork crowned cypher of William IV. The cypher forms part of the guard from an Infantry Officer's sword.

The UKDFD is grateful to Robert Kemp-Gee for the use of image No.4
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weapons and accessories
Category: Weapons and accessories
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