Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree6Likes
  • 1 Post By John Winter
  • 1 Post By Msbeepbeep
  • 1 Post By ironhorse
  • 1 Post By Charlie P. (NY)
  • 2 Post By BosnMate

Thread: Giant Pen Nib or Ram Rod Holder?

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    gb
    Aug 2014
    England
    520
    383 times
    Metal Detecting

    Giant Pen Nib or Ram Rod Holder?

    The detectorist on the forum asked, ďIs this an old writing pen? Iíve Googled it and still canít work it out. Can anyone help me and explain where it went and what it does?Ē

    Giant Pen Nib or Ram Rod Holder? | John Winter
    Msbeepbeep likes this.
    www.johnwinter.net
    Scribbler: BRINGING HISTORY to LIFE

  2. #2
    us
    Jun 2012
    MA
    M-6, pro pointer, pistol probe
    13,479
    9757 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That's a hard one. I don't know what a ram rod holder looks like but those have the little piece inside like the ink pen tips do, but it's a guess.
    John Winter likes this.

  3. #3
    ca
    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
    3,047
    2317 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    Totally a ramrod thimble from a musket; it's the terminus of the three guides that hold the ramrod under the barrel and sits against the stock

    I can't imagine writing anything with it lol
    BosnMate likes this.
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

  4. #4
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    Minelab Musketeer Advantage Pro w/8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se(Upgraded to LTD2) w/11" DD, 6.5" concentric & 9.5" NEL Sharpshooter DD coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe & F-Point/Black Widows/Rattler headphone
    10,697
    11206 times
    Metal Detecting
    That "little spring inside" was an addition to an entry pipe to hold metal rammers in place. Wood rammers usually have enough kink from uneven grain to hold themselves in place. May or may not be what you have IF they are entry pipes.

    But I don't know that is what your image shows. They don't look like anything I am familiar with. But then I follow Pennsylvania style longrifles and not European versions. Could also be from a pistol.
    Last edited by Charlie P. (NY); Mar 02, 2015 at 08:49 PM.
    BosnMate likes this.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2010
    Whites MXT, Whites DFX, Whites 6000 Di Pro
    6,918
    8396 times
    Charlie P. used the proper terminology, it's called an "entry pipe," and is located on the muzzle loading firearm where the ramrod enters the wood on the fore stock. On a pistol there would be and additional holder near the muzzle, and the proper term for that is "thimble." A muzzle loading rifle would have two thimbles and one entry pipe.
    The small flange on the pipe or thimble is use to pin the item to the wooden stock. These pieces are inlet into the wood, and then a pin through the wood and the flange holds the piece in place.
    Name:  8.jpg
Views: 101
Size:  13.0 KB
    Here is an entry pipe and a thimble showing the flange.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7.jpg 
Views:	74 
Size:	53.8 KB 
ID:	1126627
    This photos show the thimble and pipe, and the V's point out the pin going through the wood to hold them in place. In between the two V's there is a darker pin that is a
    bit harder to to see. That's the pin the holds the barrel in place, and it passes through a flange on the bottom of the barrel. Hopes this helps.
    John Winter and gunsil like this.
    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

  6. #6
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    Minelab Musketeer Advantage Pro w/8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se(Upgraded to LTD2) w/11" DD, 6.5" concentric & 9.5" NEL Sharpshooter DD coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe & F-Point/Black Widows/Rattler headphone
    10,697
    11206 times
    Metal Detecting
    I moderator on a traditional muzzleloading website and have a couple "good" flintlocks.

    This is one I own; but for a tapered wood rammer:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0050.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	45.0 KB 
ID:	1126648

    It is a 1760+/- style British fowling piece, by the way.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2010
    Whites MXT, Whites DFX, Whites 6000 Di Pro
    6,918
    8396 times
    How come my post loaded twice?
    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2012
    MA
    M-6, pro pointer, pistol probe
    13,479
    9757 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    T Net likes you twice as much!

    It happens to me sometimes but I have no idea why I just delete one post.

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2006
    Orlando, Fl
    Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
    37,221
    28962 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by BosnMate View Post
    How come my post loaded twice?
    Deleted one...
    PLEASE READ OUR RULES. CLICK HERE TO READ ------> TreasureNet.com Rules

    2nd Amendment
    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"

    Si vis pacem, para bellum "If you want peace, prepare for war!

    USAF 1967-1971

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

    No Expiration Date!

  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2010
    Whites MXT, Whites DFX, Whites 6000 Di Pro
    6,918
    8396 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Msbeepbeep View Post
    T Net likes you twice as much!
    LOL, thanks, I needed that.
    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

 

 

Remove Ads

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Giant Stone Ax ????
    By lunamoth in forum North American Indian Artifacts
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Sep 13, 2013, 09:54 PM
  2. Giant hub nut
    By Beercanman in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Dec 11, 2012, 11:02 AM
  3. GIANT SKULL
    By terrydoo in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jan 24, 2010, 09:31 PM
  4. Giant Silver
    By animal in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Mar 02, 2009, 08:51 PM
  5. I be the giant!
    By jasonbo in forum Mug Shots
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 20, 2006, 11:25 AM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0