Last week

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IT has been a minute or two since we stumped read­ers with this an­tiques guess­ing game — but last week was one of those weeks.

The item, found at Church An­tiques, was a Chi­nese hid­den weapon called a sleeve ar­row. It was spring loaded and used as an ar­mour pierc­ing weapon.

Among the ex­cel­lent guesses we re­ceived read­ers thought it might be an ap­ple cor­ing tool; a tran­quil­liser sy­ringe; a dart gun for stun­ning game like wild boar; a stock prod or a cen­tre punch used to mark a small in­den­ta­tion in metal as a guide for drilling.

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