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Title Salter balance for Lewis gun trigger/magazine tension
Nationality British
Period c.1916
Price £30.00

This is a multi-purpose tool (overall length just under 5"): screwdriver, magazine awl and trigger/magazine tension adjustor, which would have accompanied every Lewis gun on issue to the troops. Salter was a spring-balance maker of 19th-century origins, and today make superb electronic scales.

The barrel is of brass and the two tool ends are of hardened mild steel, with brass split rings. It is in reasonable shape for its age. I presume these survived by virtue of being handy for fishermen, because they weigh items from 1-20 lbs at half pound increments.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Firearms : Accessories : British : 20th Century]

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C B, UK, 02.09.2015

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

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