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Old 02-11-2014, 09:48 PM
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Default Civil War bat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1860s-C...item4ad0191b67


42 inches long!!!


Is this really Civil War era?
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:23 AM
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Did they ever use bats so light, especially during this era?
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:02 AM
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It has a very odd shape.. not the typical taper that I would expect to see.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:37 AM
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not a baseball bat imo, more than likely a household item
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:41 AM
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not a baseball bat imo, more than likely a household item

Leon's "Soul Pole"?
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:08 AM
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The seller states the string and wire rings were common for this era. Has anyone ever heard of such?
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:32 AM
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String, twine, cord, etc. was used on the handle area but I am not so sure about the barrel. It looks like there may be a crack an it was used to keep it together.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:15 PM
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I'm with Muprh...leanin' more towards some sort of tool or implement handle than a bat. Like MGHPro said...not really the right shape (or weight) for a bat from this period. If that twine/wire had been wrapped around the handle we might be having a slightly different discussion.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:18 PM
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Here's a link to our website and a Civil War era bat (roughly 1865-1875) that does have a wound/bound handle area. Overall, distincly different than the one in question here.

http://dugouttreasures.com/productDe...D=4&prodID=504
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:37 PM
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Maybe an old churn stick? Could also be an old laundry stick, if not a bat my guess.
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