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Original and Reproduction Tool and Worm Implements for Civil War Firearms
Bullets
"W" Marked Non-Dug Model 1816 .69 Caliber Musket Bullet Extracting Worm
Item #: L1543
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This is an original gun worm for a Civil War era Model 1816 pattern .69 caliber musket or rifle. This is the classic style that would have been used with the large caliber bore military muskets. These were used for the cleaning out of the musket bore. They held a wad of tow (the fiber of flax, hemp or jute). This tow has then used for regular maintenance of bore cleaning. They could also be used for the extracting a bullet if there was a problem with firing or any other reason they needed to pull the bullet out. It is like the one illustrated on page 102 of the gun tool book by Shaffer, Rutledge and Dorsey. On the side of the base it has the poorly struck but visible "W" which they state int he book is likely the mark for one of the makers, WHitney, Waters or Wickham. This one is in excellent non-excavated condition.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$45.00 USD

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