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F/S Old Wood & Bronze Cleaning Rod

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by Traders, May 21, 2012.

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  1. Traders

    Traders Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to sell for a neighbor a beautiful old wood and bronze shotgun cleaning rod. Comes with 2 bronze brushes that are for 12 G and I think 20G and a mop. It is in very good usable condition, but it would be a shame to use it. It should be owned by a shooting equipment collector. Price $18.00 plus shipping. The widow of the owner says its at least 50 years old and probably more.
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    Look on the top part where the brushes screw in and see if it has any markings. The 2 piece brush in my picture was made in England and is marked where I described. The 3 piece rod is made of walnut and has German silver metal hardware.
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    Toolmaker-I can't find any markings of any kind anywhere on either the ferrels or the wood. Also, my guess is the rod itself is oak.

    After looking closely at the picture of your 3 piece rod and mine, I would be willing to guess that they are from the same maker. The turnings of the handle seem to be identical and I have counted 18 rings on both handles. The hardware on mine is likely brass or some sort of bronze. Also, after closer inspection, I cannot be certain that the brushes and mop are original although the threads are correct.

    Thanks for your information.

    If nobody is interested in buying this one, I think I will just put it up on my workroom wall.
     
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    I have two of them one looks identical to yours the other has slightly different furrels from yours I use them every time I clean my guns they are much older than 50 years they were my fathers and I remember using them 45+ years ago and they were old then. I hope they are not worth thousands of dollars maybe I should take them to the antiques road show.
     
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    Moose,

    I know they are great rods that won't do any damage to your guns, but I sure wouldn't use them. Put they on your wall for the good memories.
     
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