Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Re: [WarOf1812] Digest Number 509: Sgt's Tool

Expand Messages
  • JESSE PUDWELL
    Right you are Craig...1735 is the date I ve read before. Apparently just at the beginning of the recognized decade for the official formation of the British
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 2, 2000
      Right you are Craig...1735 is the date I've read before.
      Apparently just at the beginning of the recognized decade for the official
      formation of the British Professional Army.

      >From: "Craig Williams" <sgtwarnr@...>
      >Reply-To: WarOf1812@onelist.com
      >To: <WarOf1812@onelist.com>
      >Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] Digest Number 509: Sgt's Tool
      >Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 10:48:03 -0600
      >
      >A "Sergeants" tool is a "pocket tool" made for use with a soldiers firearm.
      >They provided the soldier with the basic implements to dismantle and
      >maintain their weapon in serviceable repair.In the case of the British army
      >the tool was three pronged with one large screwdriver head for the
      >lock-plate screws , a smaller one for the actual lock and a pin punch for
      >the removal of the barrel and brasswork. The name I believe came from the
      >early 1700's when only sergeants where issued them,(although I'm sure there
      >is someone onlist who can give us a more accurate date) it would seem the
      >army wasn't sure that everyone could dismantle their firelock and
      >re-assemble it in it's desired configuration.
      >
      >Ad Hades Cum Sapentia
      >Craig
      >

      ______________________________________________________
      Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.