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Ramrod

Post-medieval

English Heritage

English Heritage

This is a copper alloy ramrod holder, it was used to hold the end of a ramrod against the underside of the barrel of a muzzle-loading musket, in this case from the Bron Bess musket of 1746. Ramrods functioned by allowing a user to ram the ammunition down the muzzle loading weapon. These were popular until the 19th century when breech loding became common.

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  • Title: Ramrod
  • Date Created: Post-medieval
  • Location: Portchester Castle
  • Type: Ramrod holder
  • Original Source: PORTCHESTER CASTLE
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Copper alloy

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