M00316 - Massive, arsenal marked, artillery priming wire for 10in gun
Item Number: M00316
Item Title: Massive, arsenal marked, artillery priming wire for 10in gun
Shipping: Not included
Location Recovered: Non dug
Description:Nearly 24" long tool designed to go in the gun vent hole and pierce the pweder bag before firing. Stamped Watervliet Arsenal, 10" and M88, this was made for 10" bore coastal artillery pieces. These served from the 19th century all the way up until WWII when all but a handful that still survive were finally scrapped.