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Dated 1797 burl club

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by firefly, Oct 30, 2010.

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  1. firefly

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    Hi,
    attached pls find what appears to be some type of club. It measures 30" in length and has a large burlwood head engraved with the date 1797, also some initials; the head is filled with lead. The handle has a series of pins/nails inset, almost in a pattern, and there are various notches cut into it. Any thoughts if this is a weapon? Also attached pls find a copy of a photo from the book "Gangs of New York" by Herbert Asbury where it shows someone wielding a club with a circular head similar to this. Thanks for your input.
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    large lead filled head.....notches cut......its obviously a club of some sort and theres a pretty good chance it seen some action.
     
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    Friggin awesome!!!!
     
  5. hso

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    Lead filled "clubs" were pretty common (and effective) weapons. These days they're illegal in most jurisdictions. You have a very interesting piece of history there.
     
  6. PinoySteel

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    I carry a 9" lead filled club in my back pocket when I'm in the Philippines. The cops over there don't mind at all.
     
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    A Ole School Classic!
     
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