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Americana, pt. 3.1

Items mentioned last week:

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On the left is a metal 12 gauge shotgun shell case. They were reloadable, which would fit with my grandfather’s personality. The item on the right is a funnel (of sorts) to help with the reloading.

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This is the funnel slipped over the shell.

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I’m not sure what this is called but it is used to set a primer in the shell so it can be fired.

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This is the “crimper” in action.

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And this is to measure shot or gunpowder. Note the notches that allow the inner chamber to be expanded to accommodate specific amounts.

Maybe it’s just me, but I like this kind of stuff.  It shows a side of my grandfather that is consistent with how I remember him, yet completely unknown to me.

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