Civil War " Us 1861" Marked Artillery Shell Pick Up Tongs
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Civil War " Us 1861" Marked Artillery Shell Pick Up Tongs:
Here for your consideration is a "US" marked and dated "1861" Civil War era hand forged large caliber artillery projectile pick up tongs. These were used to hoist heavy rounds into position for use. Measures approximately 18" long (with chain) and 7" wide closed. It can open to a maximum of 17 3/4" (out side measurement). Nicely marked. Displays well. Great addition to your Civil War artillery collection.