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Civil War Artillery Gunner’s Mallet, as in Gettysburg Museum (SOLD).

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$165.00

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This is another nice item I am listing from an artillery collection I acquired a while back; it is a Civil War Gunners Fuse Mallet. It is made of oak and the overall measurements are approximately 13” x 5" x 3". These types of mallets were used to seat the wooden time fuses into artillery shells. Using an iron hammer would not only increase the possibility of a spark but could damage the fuse plug.

In the old Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum, there was an example of this Gunners Mallet displayed on the lower level of the museum, along with other artillery artifacts (see pictures). Overall, this mallet is in good condition, with no real problems. I go into more detail on artillery implements in my book "Civil War Artillery - A Pictorial Introduction". This is one of the more difficult Civil War artillery items to find.

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  1. Incredible Artifact

    Posted by W C Jenkins on 3rd Nov 2021

    This is an incredible Civil War relic. With this in my hands I can just about hear the sounds of the battles that this was used in. And with the dings and wear and stains in evidence, it was used. If it could only talk. I’m not an expert, but I believe the brown stains could be blood. I’m so glad to have this is my collection now.

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