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    Posted 5 years ago

    basset2lv
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    Got this at an auction. They said it was for cleaning civil war cannons. They about 6inchs the smallest. Please tell what they are and used for.

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    Comments

    1. Karenoke Karenoke, 5 years ago
      Interesting, but I must admit the one with the twirly end reminds me of them stakes you put in the ground to hook a dogs chain to.
      I'm looking forward to what you learn here on CW, welcome aboard!
      I'm sure someone will come along who knows what they are. Good luck!
    2. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 5 years ago
      Welcome to CW basset2lv,
      Maybe for cleaning the fuse hole? I'll do some hunting but Karen's right someone will know.
    3. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 5 years ago
      Looks like they were right, You can click on the image to enlarge
      http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/6pcs-antique-civil-war-era-artillery-tools-and-to-49B45EDB6E
    4. basset2lv, 5 years ago
      Political Thank you. It is for a painting i am doing for my brother. He sow the tools, but not thr painting. Said that tools for a campfire. He is a civil war re-enactor, scared me that it wasnt what i thought it was. I worked hard on the psinting.
      Thank you Thank you
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      If they are iron, they wouldn't be used on a gun without a copper touch hole liner. The cork screw one would be for getting debris such as remnants of a friction primer. Amer. touch holes were fairly standard at 1/4" diameter. If they are larger in dia. than that, forget all I've said. There are lots of things that are made similar.
    6. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 years ago
      If the shortest piece is 6" then the corkscrew is 7/16" in diameter.
    7. Karenoke Karenoke, 5 years ago
      Cool item!
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      The one with the large loop easily passes for a vent punch (punches a hole in the powder bag) , the other probably a vent punch. The corkscrew end is large for a field gun, to short for larger guns & the ones I've seen & had, had a different styled screw. My opinion is that they are gunners implements, especially when it's known that many lost/misplaced implements were jury rigged.
    9. ReconZero, 4 months ago
      Bullet worm.. for barrel cleaning.. or..?... Corkscrew..

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