Another Day… Another Gun Tool!

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A shot ladle was recovered under the wooden chest in Monitor’s gun turret in 2002.  Consisting of a copper scoop nailed to a wooden head, it allowed the gunners to perfectly load/unload the Dahlgren guns.

The tricky part was not harming the copper part of the object during the wood stabilization and the wood during the metal treatment. Good time, beautiful artifact!

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