Brunswick Rifle ball drawer : New South Wales Volunteer Rifle Corps

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales
Accession Number REL23810.004
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm accessory
Physical description Steel
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1848
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900
Description

Brunswick Rifle ball drawer made from steel and threaded at one end to screw into the cleaning rod. The other end of the ball drawer is threaded so that it can screw into a musket ball for extraction. No markings.

History / Summary

The Brunswick Rifle ball drawer is associated with a rifle from the collection of Walter Lindsay Venables Vernon of Sydney, NSW, who obtained it in the 1880s. Walter Vernon served in the Boer War and became colonel of the NSW Lancers.