This is an excellent original gun worm for a Civil War era rifle. Used for the cleaning out of the musket bore. Would have held a wad of tow (the fiber of flax, hemp or jute). This tow was then used for regular maintenance of bore cleaning. Could also be used for the extracting a bullet if there was a problem with firing or any other reason needed to pull the bullet out.
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Inventory Number: FIR 129 / Sold