This is for Musket
These spiral cappers are
copied from originals. Very handy, especially on
a cold day when your fingers are numb!
Shot snakes (or shot belts)
show up in many hunting engravings from the late
18th and 19th century. This one has an Irish
style brass head that measures the charge as the
spring held cup is removed. A shutoff valve on
the head keeps the remaining shot from spilling
out. The measure is adjustable but if a smaller
amount is needed, I put a tight fitting cork in
the bottom which is easily removable later. The
head unscrews for easy refilling. The soft
leather bag is 12" long and will hold about 2
lbs of shot. The 1¼"
wide strap has a solid brass harness buckle for
adjustment. This is professionally made. Well
done and like new condition.
carried these for bird hunting and you can't
beat them for convenience. I use a double snake
with two sides, one for shot, the other for