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Offline steg49

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Unusual powder/shot flask I found yesterday
« on: August 06, 2023, 09:58:42 PM »
Found this at an antique swap meet, one flask with two end openings.  One chamber looks smaller with screw in top (powder) the other is larger with a slip-on top (Shot).  It is in poor condition; leather is splitting, and tips are gone. Tried to find an example in powder flask book but nothing looked similar.  Anyone seen something similar?  steg49








Offline Dutch Blacky

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Re: Unusual powder/shot flask I found yesterday
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2023, 02:12:56 AM »

Rather unusual.


Is this a two compartment flask? 






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Re: Unusual powder/shot flask I found yesterday
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2023, 07:36:24 AM »
Yes it has a divider in the middle.  steg49

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Re: Unusual powder/shot flask I found yesterday
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2023, 09:15:28 AM »
I was searching for similar flask in the net and in some books and could not find such a flask.  I think this flask could be a multipurpose flask. The leather covering might indicate that the flask might have been used for shot or bullets, because the leather covering dumpens  noise.



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Re: Unusual powder/shot flask I found yesterday
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2023, 11:07:19 PM »
You may have found yourself a one-of-a-kind flask.
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Re: Unusual powder/shot flask I found yesterday
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2023, 02:56:13 AM »
Yes, it will go to my display case.  I like the unusual stuff; you never know what you will find.  steg49

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Re: Unusual powder/shot flask I found yesterday
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2023, 12:30:31 AM »
Have never seen the like before. Very neat, great display piece.

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Re: Unusual powder/shot flask I found yesterday
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2023, 05:28:17 PM »
I have several original "shotgun" flasks made out of sheet metal. One end was for shot and the other for powder. Mine have flip top lids on both ends with a divider in the the center making two compartments. shape is exactly the same as yours, size ?
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