Re: [civilwarwest] Worms
- In a message dated 8/3/2004 9:37:16 PM Eastern Standard Time, LDS307@... writes:
Art - yes, there was a bullet puller called a worm. On an Enfield you
screw it onto the threads at the end of the rammer and you can get a
bullet out. Sergeants often carried these tools. Hope that helps.
Actually, a worm and and a ball puller are two different muskets tools. A ball puller is as described, with a screw end to insert into the lodged ball for removal. A worm is a circular hook to be used to retrieve lost patches.. I carry both in the implement pouch of my cartridge box.
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