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U.S. MILITARY ORIGINAL RAMRODS AND CLEANING RODS TO COMPLETE MUSKETS AND RIFLES 1803-1916:  I was able to acquire this small cache of original ramrods and cleaning rods from an old estate.  Finding this selection of original rods in one location is almost unheard of in today’s market and once these are gone I have little expectation that I would be able to offer this sort of selection in the future. 

In addition to those rods identified to US Martial Long Arms, there are also a few from unidentified arms that you may be able to use to complete a foreign or civilian gunsmith made rifle or musket.   

All of these rods are full length unless otherwise stated, are straight with no bends or kinks, and are in overall very good to excellent condition.  

Each rod is listed below individually with accompanying photographs.  

 

ORIGINAL MODEL 1803 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE RAMROD:  Full length with the wiper threads at the lower end, this rod measures 33” long.  Overall smooth with very minor pitting, this rod is virtually impossible to find on the loose – probably a once in a lifetime offering of this very rare ramrod.  (0701)  $950

 

ORIGINAL MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET RAMROD:  Full length with the wiper threads at the lower end, this rod measures 39 5/8” long.  Overall bright and smooth, this rod is in excellent condition.  (0712)  $350

 

ORIGINAL MODEL 1868 RIFLE CLEANING ROD:  Full length, this rod measures 35 5/8” long.  Overall bright and smooth, this rod is in excellent condition with only some minor pitting at the front of the rod where it was exposed beneath the barrel.  SOLD

 

ORIGINAL “FIRST PATTERN” MODEL 1873 RIFLE CLEANING ROD:  Full length, this rod measures 35 9/16” long and features the flat tip face.  Overall smooth with much of the original blue finish intact, this rod is in excellent condition.  (0715)  $135

 

ORIGINAL “FIRST PATTERN” MODEL 1873 CADET RIFLE CLEANING ROD:  Full length, this rod measures 32 9/16” long and features the flat tip face.  Overall smooth with much of the original blue finish intact, this rod is in excellent condition.  SOLD

 

ORIGINAL “FIRST PATTERN” MODEL 1873 RIFLE CLEANING ROD:  This rod has been shortened, measuring 27 ¼” long and features the flat tip face.  Overall smooth the rod is generally bright with some natural browning to the front of the rod.  In spite of being shortened, this rod will still display well in the rod channel of a rifle.  (0410)  $75

 

ORIGINAL MODEL 1878/1884 RIFLE CLEANING ROD:  Full length, this rod measures 35 9/16” long and features the cupped tip face.  Overall smooth with much of the original blue finish intact, this rod is in excellent condition.  (0718)  $125

 

ORIGINAL MODEL 1916 RIFLE FIELD CLEANING ROD:  As discussed on pages 292-296 in Gun Tools Volume I, this complete rod set was issued with the Model 1903 Springfield and Model 1917 Rifles.  Compete with all four sections, there is no wear or damage and all the sections thread into the others properly.  These original sets are becoming quite scarce on the market.   (0719) $75

 

ORIGINAL MODEL 1916 RIFLE BARRACKS CLEANING ROD:  As discussed on pages 292-296 in Gun Tools Volume I, this one piece barracks cleaning rod was issued with the Model 1903 Springfield and Model 1917 Rifles, and was stored in the barracks room arms rack.  Measuring 35 3/16” from the bottom of the egg shaped handle, this rod is in excellent condition and is a very nice example of a fairly scarce cleaning rod to display with your Springfield Rifle.  (0720) $65

 

ORIGINAL US ARMY .22 CALIBER GALLERY RIFLE CLEANING ROD:  As discussed on pages 296 in Gun Tools Volume I, this one piece cleaning rod was issued with the Model 1903 Springfield .22 caliber Hoffer-Thompson Gallery Practice Rifles.    Measuring 39 ¼” long, this rod is in excellent condition and is a very nice example of a fairly scarce cleaning rod.  (0721) $55

 

ORIGINAL RAMROD:  Measuring 39 ½” long, this iron hand forged rod comes with an iron “banded” ramrod thimble.  Overall naturally brown with minor pitting.  (0743-1)  $100

 

ORIGINAL RAMROD:  Measuring 19” long, this carbine length flat faced trumpet head is generally smooth with a light aged brown finish and no pitting.  (0743-2)  $60

 

ORIGINAL RAMROD:  Measuring 22 3/8” long, this carbine length iron hand forged cup tipped rod is generally bright with very minor pitting.  (0743-3)  $75

 

ORIGINAL RAMROD:  Measuring 35” long, this iron rod is fitted with a brass cupped trumpet shaped tip reminiscent of the Model 1817 and Model 1841 ramrods, and is overall bright with only very minor pitting.  SOLD

 

ORIGINAL RAMROD:  Measuring 33” long, this iron hand forged button tipped rod has an integral ball screw forged into the lower end.  Overall naturally brown with minor pitting.  (0743-5)  $95

 

ORIGINAL RAMROD:  Measuring 39 7/8” long, this iron rod is very similar to the Enfield ramrods but with a much lighter weight shaft.  Overall bright with very minor pitting.  (0743-6)  $85

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