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Cleaning rods, for pistol barrels, one brass with horn knob (13.60cm), one steel (10.00cm) and one steel with brass knob (13.30cm), three examples.
Screwdriver & touch-hole pricker, for flintlock gun, all metal. Two screwdriver blades at right angles & touch-hole pricker on side.
Screwdrivers & pricker, for flintlock gun, each blade fitting into the other's wedge shaped wooden handle. Pricker fitted to handle with smaller blade & fitting into other handle.
Cleaning tool, for flintlock guns, comprises brush & metal pricker on chain, used to brush pan & clean burnt powder out of vent. With chain and hook for attachment to overcoat button.
Combination tool with screwdriver, oil container, worm, nipple pricker & wrench, issued to British troops using muzzle loading muskets..
Nipple and octagonal barrel keys combined, for percussion pistols, steel, two examples.
Nipple and barrel keys combined, steel, nipple key at one end, loop for removing barrel at other end, two examples.
Nipple key & pricker combined, has horn handle with brass fittings & plug in end.
Nipple key & pricker combined, steel "T" shaped body with brass cap recesses screwing onto ends of handle & pricker with threaded brass cap screwing into apex of "T".
Nipple wrenches, steel, two examples. One has a circular hole in one end with a square hole in the other. The other only has a square hole.
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My father Hal Baker purchased this saddle from Billy Elliot's wife during WW2 and used it as an apprentice jockey in the 1940s before it was purchased my the mu ...