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Authentic Artillery Implements of the Civil War Era
Artillery
Tapering Point Civil War Field Cannon Size Powder Bag Priming Wire
Item #: L4539
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This is a neat and affordable artillery piece! It is an original powder bag punch for field size Civil War cannon. Once the powder bag was loaded in the cannon barrel behind the shell and you were ready to shoot the gun. This long wire punch was used to pierce the bag so the spark from the friction primer could set off the charge to shoot the shell. On one end it has the sharp point to pierce the bag. This is the version that has the tapered point. These are tougher to find than the standard priming wires. On the other end it has the ring to make it easier to hold on to during the action. This one measures 11 inches overall. It is in excellent non-excavated condition and displays quite well.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
$99.00 USD

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