Scarce Non-Dug Austrian Lorenz Rifle Musket Combination Tool
- Product Code: FPTA-B162B-SOLD
- Availability: Out Of Stock
This is a very nice example of a non-dug combination tool designed for use with the Austrian Model 1854 Lorenz Rifle Musket. Thousands of these tools were imported by the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and it is likely that at least a few were imported by the US as well. The “Y” shaped multi-tool includes a cone (nipple) wrench in the base, a screwdriver on one of the fixed arms and a punch on the opposing arm. A hole is punched in the center of the tool allowing a thong to be inserted to aid in carrying the tool, should the soldier so desire. If oriented correctly, the tool will ride in the implement pouch of most .58 caliber cartridge boxes of the period.
The tool is in about VERY GOOD+ to NEAR FINE condition. The tool shows the typical rough finish of Austrian gun tools of the period and retains about 50% of original blackened finish. The tool shows only some light wear and finish loss from use, along with some scattered areas of lightly freckled surface oxidation and some minor pinpricking. The shoulders of the cone wrench remain fairly sharp, although there is a tiny chip missing from one of the inner edges of the wrench. A deeply struck AE maker’s or inspection mark is visible in the center of the tool on one side. These tools are relatively common to most diggers who hunt CS sites in both the Eastern & Western theaters of the conflict, but non-dug examples can be fairly difficult to find. Over some 25 years I have only had a handful of non-dug examples available for sale, and this is one of the nicest one I have ever offered. This tool is in very nice, and quite useable condition, and it would be a great addition to your display of an equally high-condition Austrian Lorenz. It may be another couple of years before I find another non-dug Austrian Model 1854 Lorenz Rifle Musket Tool to offer, so don’t wait to grab this one.
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