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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.
Natural flint sample, uncut, from Brandon, England. Also small sample of cut flint.
Flintlock, for pistol, double necked hammer, powder pan with fence, flint fitted.
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.
I have one of these, but the inscription on the edge is Jos. Hardy Catalogue No 4217. Its a family piece, but I have no idea of its history and would welcome i ...
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