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Offline Monty59

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Original Powder Flask
« on: March 29, 2023, 10:29:45 AM »
Finally got an original antique powder flask that I was looking for for a long time and that fits my german hunting gear.

Monty








Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Original Powder Flask
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2023, 04:13:31 PM »
A very nice flask Monty!
Rather a rare type too.   Good it has a covered cap/measure, very practical.
I don't like to see flasks with open tops being carried upright, as there is always a slight chance of a spark getting into the top.
Yours is very safe. Lovely flask!

I like the "roe" deer toes on your flap!  Very traditional!

Offline Dutch Blacky

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Re: Original Powder Flask
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2023, 04:58:38 PM »
I like this flask very much. It seems to be made of lanthorn and brass, and is - as I think - a typical continental flask. Rather good condition too.

I got a similar flask, but mine has got  "some spider-cracks", which seems to be a lanthorn problem. Lanthorn is quite sensitive to shocks.

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Offline ScottNE

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Re: Original Powder Flask
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2023, 05:32:45 AM »
That's really nice. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places but I seldom see original, non-metal-bodied flasks in such good condition.

The gun is a looker as well, I might add.

Offline Feltwad

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Re: Original Powder Flask
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2023, 10:41:28 PM »
A stand of continental powder and shot flasks
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Offline Dutch Blacky

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Re: Original Powder Flask
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2023, 03:21:59 AM »
These powder flasks made of horn are a very interesting part of your great collection, Feltwad. There are flasks with a big variety of  chargers.  The 2 flasks with the knuckle-joint charger are not easy to find. Are the pre-1800?


Below 3 of my horn-flasks

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Offline Feltwad

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Re: Original Powder Flask
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2023, 05:50:16 PM »
The most  types of material used pre 1800 for continental powder flasks are  horn  but I have seen them in pewter, leather was common along with brass and copper with the odd one in wood .The ones you mentioned were from 1830-50.
Feltwad