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  • Subject: Military Weapons
  • Bayonet Sheath c. 1800
        A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
      A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This ...
  • Ten Pound Cannonball
        A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. Robert Nelles at the time of the War of 1812. Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the ...
      A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by ...
  • Bar Shot
        This bar shot was found at the mouth of the Niagara River and is believed to be British. It is two solid cast iron balls connected by a bar to form a shape of a “dumbbell”. Bar shots were cannon weaponry used by the Navy to destroy a ship’s sails.
      This bar shot was found at the mouth of the Niagara River ...
  • Musket Ramrod Guide Tool
        This is a ramrod guide for a British Tower flint-lock musket that was discovered in Niagara.
      This is a ramrod guide for a British Tower flint-lock musket that ...
  • Flint
        An English prismatic type of flintlock that measures 3.7cm x 2.5cm. It belongs to the Servos Collection and was found at Niagara.
      An English prismatic type of flintlock that measures 3.7cm x 2.5cm. It ...
  • Harvey 50 Bayonet
        This bayonet, with a broken tip, would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There are markings on the bayonet which include: “Harvey” with an outline of a heart on the base of the blade and ...
      This bayonet, with a broken tip, would have been designed to fit ...
  • Winchester Sword
        This Winchester sword has a steel blade and a leather scooped handle with twined leather.
      This Winchester sword has a steel blade and a leather scooped handle ...
  • Cock from an India Pattern Musket
        This is the cock from an India Pattern musket of the British Army. It is oblonged shaped with a narrow bottom and a wide top. The top has a hole through it, as does the left side centre. Below is a protrusion of two ridges which are joined by a ...
      This is the cock from an India Pattern musket of the British ...
  • Bayonet Blade
        This steel bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There are no visible identifying marks but it is the proper size and shape of an early 19th century British bayonet. A bayonet would have ...
      This steel bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle ...
  • India Pattern Design Musket
        This musket, circa 1800, is Brown Bess an “India Pattern” design. The ram rod is missing and there is a make-do front sling swivel. The stock is cracked and the proper right side on the bottom extends from the front of feather springs to the trigger guard. There is an ...
      This musket, circa 1800, is Brown Bess an “India Pattern” design. The ...
  • Bayonet
        This bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There is a marking on the blade that has a triangular-like symbol with a “3” below. A bayonet would have arguably been on every soldier’s firearm ...
      This bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of ...
  • British Sergeant's Spontoon
        This is a steel spear point from a Sergeant’s spontoon in the British Army infantry from 1800 to 1820. A spontoon signified a sergeant’s rank.
      This is a steel spear point from a Sergeant’s spontoon in the ...
  • Infantry Officer's Sword Blade
        This is the tip of a straight bladed metal sword. (missing the handle). It is from a 1796 Infantry officer’s sword.Further research in 2010 suggests that it is a dagger tip with a diamond profile.
      This is the tip of a straight bladed metal sword. (missing the ...
  • US Army Sword- 1812-1814
        This sword is believed to be from an American soldier in the artillery. It is decorated with an embossed gilded pattern of an American eagle crest and floral motifs. The hilt also has an eagle head pommel and a carved ivory hand grip. Further research by Glen Smith in 2010 ...
      This sword is believed to be from an American soldier in the ...
  • Cannon ball
        This is a cannonball from the War of 1812 with a circumference of 15.2 cm and a diameter of 5 cm.
      This is a cannonball from the War of 1812 with a circumference ...
  • Cannon Ball
        This eighteen pound cannonball, which was fashioned during the War of 1812, gives insight into the ammunitions of that time.
      This eighteen pound cannonball, which was fashioned during the War of 1812, ...
  • Cannon Ball with Center Hole
        This cannonball was fashioned during the War of 1812 period. It features a center hole for an explosive charge. This item gives insight into military ammunition from the War of 1812. Further research in 2010 shows it is a 3 1/2 inch shell, intact with a ribbed throat.
      This cannonball was fashioned during the War of 1812 period. It features ...
  • Musket Action Piece
        This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
      This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one ...
  • Bayonets- c.1812-1814
        These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of 1812-1814. The largest bayonet’s base (most likely British) measures 10cm long, 2.5cm in diameter and the blade is 41.5cm long and 2.5 cm wide at the base tapering to a sword point. It was found at the corner ...
      These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of ...
  • Canister Shot- c. 1800
        A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of shot towards enemy lines. The raking effect produced many casualties. Canister shots were used effectively by American troops. This item ...
      A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred ...
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