Musket scourer

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Object type: Musket
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Iron
Date found: 11/04/2022
Location: Whitehill, Hampshire


The Royal Armouries have verified the identification as the terminal from a musket accessory (scourer) used to clear out the barrel of a musket. The diameter suggests it was used with a “caliver” a form of the arquebus from the early part of the 17th century. Designated a Find of Note: County importance.