Bob Walker  -
 Last update February 9, 2019

Artillery Items
  Civil War cannon grease bucket. Complete with original working cover, chain and tight seams. Not rusted through with only spots of minor surface scaling. The "grease" used then was tar scooped out of the ground. Incredibly this bucket still has bits of the tar inside and spotted on the exterior. 
 Measures 8 1/4" tall x 7 1/4"

   # 734                 kzok                          Sold
Original Civil War era wool sponge head. Used by both the US and CS. Measures  3 " x  9"
 # 858             lbem                 Sold

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Civil War Taylor fuse Flash Intensifier. Placed under the cannonball fuse adapter to intensify the flame keeping the fuse lit in flight. Getting hard to find.

  #778                         Sold           
Civil War Artillery Officers hat device. On a black felt oval  background. Perfect, unused condition. These were sewn on a kepi or slouch hat. 
  # 690                                $ 225
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  Cannon rammer wool cover designed to fit over the wooden "head" of rammer. Used to wipe the bore with water between each firing to cool the cannon, extingush any remaining powder and clean out any residue. This cover is app 8" on the inside and 9: x 6' outside. 
  Made of wool, during the Civil War many were fabricated out of old carpet. a scarce item to find in good condition
 # 655/1  - only 2 left                    $ 125 EA.

Friction quill primer, considered of confederate manufacture these are difficult to come by. Unfired  and in excellent condition 
   #837                           Sold
Friction primer, as nice as they get for a original Civil War primer
 # 838                       $ 45 - HOLD
 Tongs for hot shot. Used to pick up cannon balls heated in a fire before loading into a cannon. This would be done to set wooden ships and their rigging on fire. Also done to set hay bales on fire that were stacked on ships or around buildings for prevention. Possibly confederate as they are unmarked. 
  # 840                             Sold
Cannon tampion or muzzle cover for a 3 in bore cannon. Made of tin and rubberized fabric. The fabric is held to the body with solid, (not later split) rivets. It also utilizes an early roller buckle. The skirt is split so it can be slipped over a flared muzzle end. The front ring used to remove  the cover is missing. 
 A very rare item.
 # 725                              Sold
Artillery tow hook. Used to pry open and reseal wooden crates holding shells. The hook end was used to pull out the "tow" a thin string like material packed tightly around the shells to keep them from moving. This piece is a great example with light overall pitting. 
 # 878                               SOLD
Cannon vent pick and powder bag opener. The threaded tool was passed down through the fuse hole, threaded into the powder bag then string and powder from the bag were pulled up into the fuse hole helping the flash from the fuse burn down into the powder bag. The pick was used to clear debris from the vent hole. Matched, unmarked, surplus Civil War piece for one money.
 # 737                                      Sold
 Cannon Lanyard. From an old collection of Civil War artillery items from Bannerman's. The long brass end is unlike other lanyards I have seen but the original tag was still attached when I got it. 
This may be a lanyard to release a cannon lock firing mechanism not a friction primer. 
 Definitely a rare item and a deal.
   # 732                            $ 90
Borman fuse punch. Used to set the explosion time by punching the Borman fuse at the correct location. Fine, original, un-dug condition
     # 876                     SOLD
Portfire- They are a slow burning fuse used prior to and during the Civil War. One will burn for 2-3 hrs and can not
 be extinguished, even if dropped in water. The lit end must be cut off. Originally they were held by the cannoneers
 and used to fire a cannons. By the time of the Civil War they were replaced by paper fuses but were still carried. 
When timed fuses ran out they would be cut down and used as a substitute fuse or cut into pieces and placed 
in exploding shells to create a incendiary device. They were even used as road flares time to mark roads at night.
  #1226                                                           Full length - app 18" - $ 26

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Hotchkiss fuse - post Civil War. Made at Frankfort arsenal with a pat date of '81. complete with plunger, spring etc. These were removed from live, unfired shells and will clean up excellent.  Tough to find
​  # 1230                              Sold
Hotchkiss fuse. Zink, Civil War period Hotchkiss fuse adaptor for timed paper fuses. In excellent condition, this excavated piece may have been dropped and never fired.
  # 872                               $ 60
Confederate fuse adapter. Manufactured by the CSA for Reid artillery shells among others. This is a complete, dug piece. It is most likely from an exploded shell as it is slightly deformed but still a nice example.
 #873                                     $ 55

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Hot Shot tongs. Found in Virginia these early blacksmith made tongs are the type that would be used by confederate artillery to load heated cannon balls. Good condition just cleaned & painted to preserve.
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Artillery tow hook. Used to pry open and reseal wooden crates holding shells. The hook end was used to pull out the "tow" a thin string like material packed tightly around the shells to keep them from moving. This piece is a great example with light overall pitting. 
 # 1290                              Sold
Artillery pincers, used to open crates of shells and nip off fuses at needed to correct length for time ​desired
  # 1292                       Sold
Ring guage. Used for sizing cannon balls. Most likely dates before Civil War. Would check  1 & 1/2" rounds.
  #1295                     Hold
8 SECOND CANNON BALL FUZE. Complete and unopened original
 package of 8 second fuzes. Made in 1863 by the Frankford Arsenal. 
All pull taps and full wrapper present.
 # 716                     k5sybo                                              $ 75 - HOLD

 Note Frankford Arsenal fuzes are held in a wood block drilled for each
 of the 5 fuzes. Wood fuze blocks  from 1863 are about 1/8" thinner 
than 1864 wood fuze blocks.
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 original package of five fuzes. Mixed times- two 8 sec, two 15 sec,
 and one 30 second. This pack was made up during the Civil War 
era by combine three unopened  packs and re-wrapping them. 
When the plain wrapper is torn off part of a Frankford
 Arsenal label should be attached inside. 
All original pull tabs present.
 # 784                   oe4wbl                                              $ 60
5 SECOND CANNON BALL FUZE. Complete unopened original package
of 5 second fuses. Made in 1864 by the Frankford Arsenal. All pull tabs
and complete wrapper are present.
 # 1558                    lk99lqk                                                     SOLD
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package of 10 fuzes in a plain wrapper with hand tied string.                                     Original period handwritten description of contents on front. 
Old typed GAR Hall tag states "Confederate Issue Shell Fuzes"
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