What is this thing?

rstreet

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#1
Appears to be an extraction device from a long time ago. It is in a leather scabbard and has a small adjustable strap
Robert
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rstreet

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#6
Ok will retake photos. Local family thinks it was an infantry tool to either pull a cartridge out of a chamber or used on a musket
Robert
 

Fathead Racing

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#14
Thank you Ray. So you know other things other than 409’s Gin n Tonics and .44’s
Robert
I've had my fifteen minutes of fame, now for the rest of the story. I probably spent three hours pouring over the internet looking at antique farmers tools looking for this tool to no avail. I knew that I had seen this tool, probably when I was at my grandfathers farm years ago but for the life of me couldn't remember what it was. Denny Ford came to the rescue after I posted pictures on Facebook. Bob Walker chimed in with the answer shortly after. So no, I only know cars, booze and guns and not very well.
 

rstreet

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#16
It came from Ann’s Grandfather’s collection up in Delaware. Ann said he grew corn! Her family were railroader’s also so I had no idea. But it seemed as all the railroad collection was engraved with PRR. Thanks to everyone that helped. Bob W and Denny
Robert