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HMS Racehorse ramrod holder

Date made: Built 1806

Description: Cylindrical, hollow with pierced hole off centre, with broken suspension loops either end and one end complete. This was originally fixed to the underside of the barrel of a musket, to hold the rod used to push the musket balls down the barrel.

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Measurements: 12.5 mm (diameter); 22 g (weight)

Materials: copper alloy (brass)

Date found: 1982-08-17

Object name: ramrod holder

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 2022-0037/0021

Subject tags : #HMSRACEHORSE


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