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Shot Gun shell reloader

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a metal tool, with part of it painted green and containing a brass section. The top part of the tool has a round hollow section open at one end. The tool has a handle at one end (made of composite material) and a wing nut screw in the lower middle section. This enables the tool to be attached to a bench for stability. At the other end is a tapering piece of metal with a sharp end. This mechanism is attached with a screw and is able to be moved so that a section of it touches the open end of the hollow part on the top.
Size
W 13 cm. H 12 cm.
Object Registration
002104
Keywords
vintage tools
Historical information
A tool such as this one would have been used by many householders in the past and those using guns in their occupations or hobbies – shooters, farmers, policemen etc.
When Made
Early 20th century
Significance
This item is retained as an example of a tool used in the past to re-load shot guns.
Last updated
18 Jul 2018 at 12:43PM