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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 11-29-2014 11:49 PM 2082 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Jakosh

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11-29-2014 11:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question id the tool

I found this little tool in a huge bucket of screws and nails and all kids of fasteners that were being scrapped. I just cleaned it up and was trying to find out what is was . I looked on Google and E bay thinking it might be a civil war screw driver or tool to use on an old back powder rifle. It is stamped US so it looks military.
When it is open, it is 4 1/2” long and it has a 1/16” dia. rod 1/2” long sticking out the side and 3 different size flat blade screwdriver ends

Any ideas?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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EPJ

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#1 posted 11-30-2014 12:11 AM

Very interesting,no clue,thanks for posting!

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#2 posted 11-30-2014 12:16 AM

Army landmine tool

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kiefer

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 01:03 AM

My guess is some sort of job or item specific tool .
Looks like a screw driver that can generate a lot of torque and the pin is likely to depress a housed pin or some sort of fastener like a nut with holes in the edge .

Klaus

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#4 posted 11-30-2014 01:24 AM

Nope. Maybe our first version of a early Swiss army knife.

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 02:05 AM

ould be a tool for ball and cap pistols, im not sure though!

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#6 posted 11-30-2014 02:16 AM

Howdy Jim. What a cool treasure! I’ll let the others guess. They seem to be doing a better job of it than me. ;)

Are you sorting through that donated batch of hardware? You’re awesome my man.

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#7 posted 11-30-2014 02:55 AM

It’s a folding screwdriver for a Springfield M1903 rifle. See near the bottom of this page.
http://www.vishooter.net/m1903.html

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#8 posted 11-30-2014 03:02 AM

M1903-1903A/3 Springfield Combination Tool

edit: Bob beat me to it :)

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#9 posted 11-30-2014 05:42 AM

seek and you’ll find!

Ain’t the interweb great eh?

Eric

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#10 posted 11-30-2014 01:12 PM

WOW, thanks Bob and Rob. Now I know. This site is the greatest source of all kinds of information!!
What is that round pin used for?

And they are for sale on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/EARLY-ORIGINAL-USGI-M1903-M1903A3-SPRINGFIELD-TAKEDOWN-TOOL-BLUED-/111526732220?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19f782e1bc

Do you know where a guy can get some 3/8” ID and 5/8” OD brass tubing at a good price? I need to make a bunch of ferrules.

Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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summerfi

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#11 posted 11-30-2014 04:20 PM

I’ve had good luck with onlinemetals.com

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#12 posted 11-30-2014 04:30 PM


It s a folding screwdriver for a Springfield M1903 rifle. See near the bottom of this page.
http://www.vishooter.net/m1903.html

- summerfi

Did you know already, or did you find it online? (not that it matters)
I know for myself, I like the challenge of trying to find things online.
It leads to so many other interesting things that I never would have thought to look for.

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summerfi

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#13 posted 11-30-2014 05:00 PM

I found it online, but I had a suspicion what it might be. I’ve owned a 1903 Springfield for 50 years.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#14 posted 11-30-2014 10:47 PM

I thought it was a tool made for US! :)

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 12-01-2014 12:34 AM

I forgot to mention that the first one that ID’s it gets it. Bob you’re the winner( congratulations) and it will be in the mail tomorrow!!It sounds like you have the piece for which it was made, too!!

I just looked at OnLineMetals and they want $16 for 2 feet but $12 to ship it ( $1.16/inch) so I’ll look at our local recycler to save the shipping cost. I can buy it by the pound there if they have something close. I don’t need it for a couple weeks.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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