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Superb 13-3/4th Inch Long Cannon Vent Hole Gimlet Possible C.S. Made
Item #: L4184
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This is a fine example of the 13-3/4th inch cannon gimlet. These were used to clean out the vent hole of the cannon after the shot was fired. When you look at it closely you see that it is more crudely made than most of then that you encounter. Instead of having the standard circle at the top, it has a circular section that is joined around the shaft itself. Because of the simple yet effective construction I am encouraged to think that it might be Confederate made and used. Either way it is a fine original example that any artillery collector would love to have. One thing that I love about this gimlet is that the artilleryman made a rope lanyard for the piece. That lets us know that this one was actually used and it isn't just a surplus piece.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$125.00 USD

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