FLINTLOCK BRUSH AND PICK SET – VERY NICE EARLY
MUSKET TOOL: As issued to each soldier in order
that he maintain his flint-ignited musket or pistol,
this brush and pick set, or “pricker” set as they were
known by the British, provided the means to clear the
vent hole and clear the debris from the lock pan left by
the priming powder. While all of these sets issued
during the flintlock era were similar in form, tools and
method of attachment, this set is British, ca. 1820-30,
as identified on page 78 of Gun Tools, Their History
and Identification, Shaffer, Rutledge, and Dorsey.
Made of brass with a natural bristle brush and pick, all
the wire wrapped sections are present and complete.
Although not a commonly found accessory on today’s
market, at one time these sets were available in like
new condition just like this set offered here, from such
dealers as Bannerman, accounting for the fortunately
very good condition of many surviving specimens today.
A very attractive tool set to display with your
flintlock musket or pistol. $350