Tag: sponge and rammer staff

A staff, used by artillery men, with a rammer on one end and a sponge on the other.

Wikipedia says: A ramrod (or scouring stick) is a metal or wooden device used with muzzleloading firearms to push the projectile up against the propellant (mainly blackpowder). The ramrod was used with weapons such as muskets and cannons… The ramrod could also be fitted with tools for various tasks such as cleaning the weapon

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