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Superb 18-1/2 Inch Long Cannon Vent Hole Gimlet Possible C.S. Made
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This is a fine example of the 18-1/2 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 finely crafted circle at the top, it has a hand hammered section that is wrapped 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.

Item #: B7597
Shipping Weight: 0.8 lb
Your Price:$145.00 USD
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