16th century musket jag

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By SA2.0
Object type: Musket
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 05/02/2023
Location: Isle of Wight


A jag for cleaning a 16th century musket. A ram rod would be inserted into the open end and a rag wrapped around the ridged end to clean the inside of the barrel. Jags of a very similar design are still available today to clean guns.