â€‹War of 1812 â€‹'Relics' are exceedingâ€‹ rare. Those from a famous battle such as this one are almost never seen for sale. This is a lock from a 3rd model Brown Bess. It's frozen at half cock which is what it was put on in order to remove it from the musket. You can see that the main spring was broken and this is why the lock was thrown away. Years later it was found on the banks of the Scomotion River, Plattsburgh where it was originally dropped. The description of where it was found is on the stationary of New York City Druggist William H.Tyler. William H.Tyler is listed in the 1880 Census as a 25 year old NewYork Pharacist. He states that the lock was Found on the bank of Scomotion River Battle of 1812 or 1814 near Plattsburgh. The Battle of Plattsburgh â€‹is one of the most famous of the War. I suggest googling "Boys at the Bridge War of 1812 " for a great narrative of the Battle of Plattsburgh.