A family at church was selling the tools of there father who had died and I found this in his tool box but had NO idea what it might be but I could tell it was black powder something.
Well I bought it and took it to a camp out at our muzzleloader range and it got passed around for hours with many guesses as to what it might be ( some of these guys have been into black powder for more than 50 years ! ) but none of them could tell me what it was .
I finally found it here at Dixie and had a great time telling the old know it alls what it was . ( nobody had guessed mouse trap )
It is a great conversation piece at the range!
PS. Yes it really works , I has a rat in my shop where I keep the horse grain , set this thing up 2 days later .. no rat !
They don't trip this one and eat your cheese .