Corkscrews were first used for guns.

Answer: True.

In the fifteenth century, the progenitors of wine corkscrews were corkscrews used as gun cleaning tools. By the 18th century, wine corkscrews were expensive implements, owned by the upper classes and intended only for expensive wines since only expensive wines were bottled with corks driven flush with the top of the neck of the bottle. It wasn’t until well into the nineteenth century, with the growth of the middle class and the growing prevalence of bottled wine, that the corkscrew became a common tool among large numbers of the populace in wine drinking countries.

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