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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Gun Tools & Parts You May Need.

Leather pouch, turn screw, container of grease for waterproofing the pan, screw, pin punch, spare leather to hold the flint, and two spare flints.


Pouches and-mainspring vise, spare lock screws, spare set of lock springs, spare hammer, and a wad punch.
On the shot pouch strap: vent quill, powder measure, ball board, pricker, and pan brush.
Shot pouch.
Container of leather wads (Patch material was not used in smoothbores).
Removable ramrod tip.
Forged worm on the reverse end of the ramrod.
Powder Horn (there were no priming horns in the 18th century).
Leather flask of bird shot.

Leather bag of round ball.

Leather bag of swan shot.
Leather gunpowder bag for carrying extra gunpowder.
Leather hammer boot.














3 comments:

sarah toa said...

Thankyou for this post. It has proved useful for my writing and your photographs and handiwork are just lovely. Sarah

Le Loup said...

Much appreciated Sarah, & you are very welcome.
Keith.

Lulu said...

Landed here via google image search for 14th Century leather pouches. Wrong period for me, but oh so lovely to look at. Thank you for some great photos of your stuff!