What is it #529

Bamber

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Three examples this week.
What was their function?




Roughly 5 inches, 13 centimetres long.
 

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These became obsolete in the early 1800s, but were in use from before 1450. Think weapons.
 

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The two on the left look a bit small for musket balls. The ones in the centre have a tip for opening lead shot, maybe they are dual purpose.
 

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The two on the left look a bit small for musket balls. The ones in the centre have a tip for opening lead shot, maybe they are dual purpose.
You've got to remember they are hollow; the holes are pouring holes. I think the end of the middle one is used for trimming excess.
 

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Good point, never having seen moulding pliers or shot crimpers I was guessing. Thanks for a difficult one. How did the move go and how is your wrist?
 

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I handed back the keys to the old place 4pm Saturday week (5th October). I've cleared most of the boxes, just got my enormous DVD collection to sort out.

The wrist is still weak but improving. It rarely gives me twinges any longer, so it's just a case of building up the strength in it again.
 

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Would of never gotten that one Congrats Pprey.
Happy your all done and moved in Bamber also about your hand.
 
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