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Offline Dutch Blacky

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Pocket powder flask "type Pine Cone"
« on: May 08, 2021, 09:02:53 AM »
Hi guys

most powder flasks are made of copper, brass, horn or leather, because there is a risk of ignition and explosion using other metal materials, caused by frictional electricity or static charge (I hope, Im using the correcht technical expression)

But there are  also powder flasks with a zinc body, and a brass top.

Ray Riling calls the design of my flask "Pine Cone" My small pocked flask is similar to the #397 to #399 in "The Powder Flask Book".  It probably was a popular desigfn in the mid 19, century.
There is no ingraving indicating the maker or the region, where it was made. What do you think about it?






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Re: Pocket powder flask "type Pine Cone"
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 03:36:13 PM »
 Pretty neat, don't think I have seen one like it. What is the gun in the Pix?

   Tim

Offline Dutch Blacky

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Re: Pocket powder flask "type Pine Cone"
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 04:55:08 PM »
Hi Tim

it is an antique french Pistol 1763-66 converted to percussion. Caliber about .69.



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