3171 The guesses as a cleanout tool look good,
would also be very good for pulling fibers/threads/cords through a hole.
Push through hole, twist clockwise to grab fibers, pull though hole,
twist counterclockwise to release.
Is the end threaded? If so, it might be a tow worm, used to clean
muzzle loading firearms with tow (coarse, rough fibers, such as flax,
hemp or jute) when attached to the ram rod. From its size, would be for
a fairly small bore, .45 or smaller.
Couldn't find one just like it, most have MUCH tighter twists,
duplicating historical examples, but could be a modern variant.
No... that auger has a specific use not yet mentioned, and in the back of
my head somewhere is the answer. I _know_ what it is, but have not
dredged it back out, yet. Something tells me it has to do with cleaning
out the touch holes in cannon.
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