|Project by FJPetruso||posted 07-13-2014 03:33 AM||1348 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
These are Wood Spouts for Bullet Pouches. The bullets that the pouches hold are lead round balls for antique or reproduction Muzzleloading Rifles & Pistols. They are made with an opening for the appropriate caliber such as .45, .54, .54, etc. The leather pouch is slipped over the bottom of the spout & retained with a double wrap of baling or copper wire at the groove in the spout. Then the top of the leather pouch is folded over to cover the wire retainer. A plug is fashioned for the spout & has a hole drilled in it for a string or leather strap to keep from loosing the plug. The other end of the string is attached under the wire retainer. The spouts are usually made from a local hardwood like Ash, Hickory, Maple or Walnut. You can get a little fancier & use Mahogany or such. I made the plugs look like acorns or button tops or you can slice the sides of the plug off to flatten the plug for a bit better grip
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"