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WWI Gun Cleaning Kit?

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Post by kamsquared » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:37 pm

My step father left this to me mixed up with a bunch of other cleaning kits, knife stones, old ammo, etc.
It appears to be an ink stamp (I think).... R.L.A 1913...might be an “18”...hard to tell.
I couldn’t find any info on it.
Any info from the gun enthusiasts on the site?
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Post by beerhunter14 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:47 pm

kamsquared- What the rod made of Wood or Steel ??? Other interesting note gun cleaner metal box J.C. Higgins . I know those are old !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I do not know R.L.A. stand for ? I wish I could help you more but this is far I know.

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Post by kamsquared » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:21 pm

beerhunter14 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:47 pm
kamsquared- What the rod made of Wood or Steel ??? Other interesting note gun cleaner metal box J.C. Higgins . I know those are old !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I do not know R.L.A. stand for ? I wish I could help you more but this is far I know.
The rod is made of steel with a wooden handle on the end. There is actually 2 of the 3-piece rods but the canvas sleeve only fits one set.
The red box under the pieces is from a different cleaning kit. This kit is just the 3 piece rod and the canvas sleeve they fit into.
The R.L.A. log might be someone's initials?
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Post by Ted Wolfe » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:45 pm

I am guessing R. I. A. Rock Island Arsenal

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Post by kamsquared » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:01 pm

Ted Wolfe wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:45 pm
I am guessing R. I. A. Rock Island Arsenal
Thanks Ted......that's it!
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Post by Rand » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:05 pm

It's possible your handle has been replaced. Check out this thread:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ ... g-rod-kit/
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Post by Flat_Top » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:24 pm

I amazes me how quickly you all figured this out.
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Post by kamsquared » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:37 pm

Rand wrote:It's possible your handle has been replaced. Check out this thread:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ ... g-rod-kit/
I saw the silver handles that this article shows on another site as well.
It doesn’t appear the handles I have are replacements....but couldn’t say for sure. Both sets have the same handle.

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