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A linstock is a staff with a fork at one end to hold a lighted slow match and a point at the other to stick in the ground. Linstocks were used for discharging cannons in the early days of artillery. This linstock is 31 inches long and made of hard wood. It is lath turned with two different size areas. On the small end is a pointed iron spike with a brass ring. The large end has a 1-inch hole with a carved out channel that has a 5/16- inch hole drilled straight through. It also has a brass rivet attached to strengthen it.

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Very scarce Confederate buckshot cartridge made at Augusta Arsenal.  These Augusta cartridges are easily recognized by the salmon-colored paper and that they are filled with 15 buckshot.  Other C.S. arsenals used 12 buckshot. Tied above and below… (286-234). Learn More »

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