Wilmont Patent Tompion - Inventory Number: FIR 101
This .58 tompion was for use on the Springfield Model 1855 & 1861 rifle muskets. It is made of brass and fitted with an expanding rubber plug covered in wool. Turning the head expands the plug for a tight fit. Top edge is marked “Patented Nov. 24, 1863.” Original wool cover is intact.
Inventory Number: FIR 101