Just got photos of this “Canadian toothpick”. I think I’ve seen pictures before (possibly on this forum) but can’t find them now. Any info appreciated, including its use.
O/a = 16-7/8 inches (43cm).
Body dia. 0.88 ins (22.35mm)
Wad dia. 0.925 ins (23.5mm)
Brass tube body, cast non-magnetic bronze pointed end with odd copper tube protruding from rear of point assembly, hole just below “barbs” goes all the way through – connecting to a cavity in the bronze head which appears to have some sort of plunger or moving cylinder inside. 4 copper sprung fins, fiber wad on base. Further disassembly of pointed end not attempted due to concern about damage. No visible markings anywhere.