Originally Posted by Andy M.
It's used to load a muzzle loader. The stick end pushes to load into the barrel and the other end applys/presses the percussion cap into place.
Sounds like you still didn't find it..... but I'll give it to you because you're pretty darn close
Yes, it is used to help load a muzzleloader. Any muzzleloader, not just persussion caps. If you seated the cap with anything but your fingers, you'd probably set it off
When you set the ball (bullet) on top of the patch and on top of the muzzle, you rest the short brass piece that's on the round part on top of the ball and give it a rap with your hand to get the ball started down the barrel. Then you use the longer end to seat it even further, which makes finishing it off with the ramrod easier. Of course they couldn't be bothered with all that if they were in a hurry
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