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  • What is the civil war item in this display?

    I purchase a civil war relic display from Goodwill (shocked to find it!) but I don’t know what the top brass item might be. I believe I’ve got a Union breast plate, an infantry coat button, another eagle coat button, four bullets and the unknown item… any ideas? Click image for larger version

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      Click image for larger version  Name:	CC256BD9-5899-434E-9E98-B2AC9BC3E74A.jpg Views:	0 Size:	69.9 KB ID:	647751 I’m thinking a cannon touch hole tool. The hook would be used to puncture a hole in powder bags used in the cannon. The twisted wire for clearing the touch hole. A pic of a similar tool 5th from the right. Just a guess
      Last edited by Uncle Trav; 07-28-2022, 05:38 AM.
      Uncle Trav- Southwest Michigan

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      • #4
        Goes to show that you never know what will pop up and where.
        👍
        Uncle Trav- Southwest Michigan

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        • #5
          Now that’s a nice score!!!
          Most of the time they go through stuff and auction off stuff like this. Every now and then a newby puts something nice on the shelf and that’s probably what happened.

          Congratulations!

          Von

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          • #6
            Id say to small for a cannon tool, But the same type of tool for his rifle. Breach pick and scraper.

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            • #7
              The item in question is a cannon friction primer.

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              • #8
                Cool. I learn something new every time I log on. I was in neighborhood with my guess.
                🤣
                Uncle Trav- Southwest Michigan

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                • #9
                  I wish Ethan AKA Kentucky could see this . He use to go metal detect for civil war relics . Showed us some of those bullets and buttons .

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                  • #10
                    You have a complete cannon friction fuse.

                    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friction_primer
                    Bruce
                    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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                    • Dmaver
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                      Wow, excellent! Thanks for the information! I love the vast amount of knowledge with everyone here! Thanks again.
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