Artillery Gimlet - Inventory Number: ART 350 / SOLD
Gimlets were used to remove broken friction primers or other obstructions from the vent of a cannon tube. They were also referred to as a Vent Punch Wire, being they could also serve the purpose of puncturing the powder bag. It measures 13 ½” long and the diameter of the ring is 2 ¼”, this would be the size used on field pieces.
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Inventory Number: ART 350 / SOLD