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Title Armourer's leaf spring clamp
Nationality French
Period c 1750
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This tool is designed to take the pressure off leaf springs when a flintlock is being stripped down for cleaning or repair. It has a further function as a screwdriver. A mainspring clamp is usually rather larger than this, which is almost certainly designed for releasing the frizzen spring. It could just possibly be of German origin.

It measures 10cm long and is made of cut and polished steel. 18th-century armourers' tools rarely appear on the market now. By contrast, 19th-century tools are still fairly easy to find.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Firearms : Accessories : French : 18th Century]

testimonials

Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010

Package received promptly and safely and many thanks for this.

S F, UK, 02.03.2009

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