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  • Artillery Gimlet

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    Artillery Gimlet - Inventory Number: ART 374

    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 374