CIVIL WAR QUILL PRIMERS FOR NAVAL CANNONS

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Item Code: 490-2928

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These Naval cannon primers are constructed using fowl quills; less likely to corrode around salt water. These are percussion, not friction primers.  In use, these were ignited by the blow from a hammer-lock affixed to the gun, not by pulling a serrated wire through it.

The explosive mixture employed was quite similar to others of the day - mealed musket powder, mercury fulminate and finely ground glass (preferably French leaded glass).  The quills measure approximately 2.25” long.

An ingenious primer for Naval guns.  [jet] [ph:jet]

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