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Re: Cleaning rod vs. Ramrod
Posted by frontierwest on Sunday, 30 September 2012, at 12:03 p.m., in response to Cleaning rod vs. Ramrod, posted by Jeff on Saturday, 29 September 2012, at 11:15 a.m.
From a military background, and of the day.. it would be a ramrod. I've read plenty of primary sources during the Indian wars refer to it as a wiping rod, but the instruction manuals refer to it as its original intention, as a ramrod. Not sure when it was or began being termed a "cleaning" rod? We refer to them now in the military as "cleaning" rods. Would be a good, winter project to see when the vernacular changed!
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