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Powder Horns & Powder Flasks
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19th cent. Powder Flask

A FINE & RARE 17TH CENTURY GERMAN/DUTCH MATCHLOCK MUSKETEER’S ALL-STEEL ADJUSTABLE POWDER-MEASURE/CHARGER, ca. 1600: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth, deeply oxidized and dark, chiseled, steel surfaces. Retains its original, pull-out, adjustable powder-measure with a graduated and rectangular arm, its circular powder-plunger and a finely chiseled, rivet-fastened, suspension-loop with pierced decorations, at its base--- for a cord/attachment to a Bandolier. The wrought-forged and finely sculpted, cylindrical form, steel body, en suite with generally smooth, untouched, richly patinated surfaces and some forge/hammer-marks, a brazed medial seam, some scattered light abrasions and expected signs of use. The integrally forged, scoop-type pouring mouth with matching wrought-forged steel surfaces and its sides are adorned with pierced and chiseled accents. Very good, rust-patinated interior surfaces with patches of pitting and oxidation. A very early and rare 17th Matchlock Musketeer’s Powder Charger/Measure, ca. 1600. Of typical German/Dutch design with finely crafted and untouched surfaces. The interior, en suite with evident rust-stains. Overall length, 5 1/2” or 7 ½” fully extended. For similar examples, please see H. L. Peterson’s: Treasury of the Gun” and M. L. Brown’s: “Firearms in Colonial America…”. A Very Scarce 17th Century Piece of Military/Soldier’s Equiptment.

Price: $975.00


18th century american priming horn

A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN EMBOSSED BRASS SCALLOP-SHELL POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850s: Of typical, medium size, mid-19th century, design, with a two piece embossed brass/copper-alloy body, mounted with its two (2), side-mounted, iron suspension loops. The graduated brass priming-spout and base with its three (3) stepped spout and its external spring-operated powder-cut-off: original spring and retaining-screw. In overall very good condition with its original components throughout and in functional order. Both sides of the body with a fine and large embossed Shell & Bush motif, on its base-- of classic mid-19th century American design: (virtually identical to “Riling: No. 366”). Retains its original smooth brass-colored surfaces with some scattered minor abrasions, dents, good seams and some patches of light surface-oxidation. A very nice American made Embossed Brass powder flask, ca. 1850s. Overall length: 7 ½”.

Price: $125.00


19th century Flask

An Untouched Mid-19th Century American Leather Covered Metal Powder Flask, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century, Plain, bag-shaped form with untouched, crazed, scuffed and lightly aged leather-covered outer surfaces. Minor roughness, abrasions, scuffs and an untouched oxidized and patinated finish. In (net) fair to good untouched condition (as is) with scattered handling marks, sound stiches, some looseness/detachment, at its neck; and retains three (3) of its four (4) suspension-loops and pins. Complete with its adjustable, graduated, brass pouring-spout/charger-- the retaining-screws and the spout’s “stop-pin” missing. Functional external spring-operated powder cutoff; and the base with an “AM CAP & FLASK” marking for the famed American Cap & Flask Company of Waterbury, Conn. An untouched, heavy gauge American Powder Flask with a nicely patinated leather-covered body. In overall fair to good untouched condition with tight seams and the noted scuffs/signs of use, detachment and wear: with an old cotton suspension-cord. Overall measurements, 9 1/4" x 5"..

Price: $135.00


18th century Horn

A VERY NICE LATE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD POWDER HORN, ca. 1780: Of likely New England or Mid-Atlantic make; and in overall very good untouched condition. Straw/yellow colored, slightly weathered, untouched cow horn body with dark highlights, evident scrapes, stains and surface-abrasions. The carved end-spout forms the attachment for the suspension-cord. Complete with its original, wrought-iron nail-fastened, convex, hardwood end-cap/base-plug with surface oxidation and some minor age cracks: a replaced roofing-nail-stud-peg. In overall very good+ untouched “attic” condition with obvious sings of use and wear. Retains untouched surfaces with some minor roughness and a “Folkish” irregularity to its overall form. A nice and authentic example of an American Revolutionary War/War of 1812 Period Mid-Size Powder Horn, ca. 1780. Overall length, 11 1/2". For similar examples, please see "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”.

Price: $375.00


18th century Horn

A VERY GOOD LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY AMERICAN PISTOL/”DAY” TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1910: In overall very good cleaned condition. Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original brass-tack-fastened, bulbous, wood base-plug (complete with its turned wood the spout-plug). In overall very good cleaned condition with light sings of use and bright/polished horn surfaces. The turned wooden base-plug with an integrally carved finial--- for the attachment of a suspension-cord. Retains smooth wooden surfaces with some minor stains: the turned wooden spou-plug with darker surfaces and some signs of wear. A classic example of late Percussion Period American Pistol/Day-type Powder Horn, ca. 1910. Overall length, approx. 8".

Price: $150.00


19th century Flask

A FINE 19th CENTURY SMALL-SIZED (PISTOL-TYPE) EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition with a nicely toned, coppery patina, fine seams and expected signs of light wear and use. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with an early type raised scallop-shell design: (Riling No. 316). Fine, untouched, copper-alloy body with smooth surfaces and its original, brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff: very good spring and lever. In overall fine untouched condition with generally smooth surfaces and a lightly toned patina. Sharp detail to the embossed elements with tight seams, no splits or repairs. A nice, American made?, unsigned, small sized, mid 19th century Embossed Copper "Pistol type" Powder Flask, ca. 1850. The type of flask associated with Cased Percussion Pistols. Overall measurements, 4 7/8" x 2".

Price: $350.00


19th century Flask

A LARGE LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY COW HORN POWDER HORN, ca. 1780: In overall very good untouched condition with smooth dark colored cow horn body with a richly toned and nicely oxidized age-patina. The cow horn body with smooth, dark-toned, green-brown surfaces with an untouched age patina. Simply carved rounded spout with a tapered mouth: retains its original copper wire “loop” for the cord. Of typical American design, ca. 1780; and complete with its original “Trade-type” Brass, tack-fastened base-plug. In overall very good untouched condition with dark and untouched age patina, some scattered handling marks, abrasions and expected signs of use and wear. Complete with its original base-plug with its screw (for the suspension cord). A very nice example of an authentic Federal Period American Rifleman's Powder Horn, ca. 1780: of the type often found with a Rifleman's "Hunting Bag". Overall length, 12”.

Price: $375.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD MUSKET-SIZE POWDER HORN, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched condition with nicely toned and smooth, naturally curved, cow horn surfaces and its original convex hardwood base-plug with removable plug/peg for filling. The large sized and curved approx. 17" cow horn body with an integrally turned and carved pouring spout with straw/brown toned patina and some patches of gunpowder-staining: retains its chip-carved, wooden spout-plug with untouched surfaces. The hardwood base with an untouched dark and oxidized age patina and some minor abrasions and handling marks. Retains its original, removable, wooden end-plug/peg for accessing the horn for re-filling and for the attachment of a suspension-cord. Of classic Large-size American Revolutionary War Period style and a likely Musket Horn. The body of the horn with smooth, richly toned and lightly oxidized natural cow horn surfaces with a working-period sold-brass shank tack-repair. The base fastened with its original solid-brass trade-tacks with some expected light staining and verdigris. Exhibits the expected signs of age, light use and wear. A fine and original American Revolutionary War Musket type Powder Horn with a nicely carved base and untouched surfaces, ca. 1770. For similar examples please see "The Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $875.00


regt powder horn

A VERY SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD SOLDIER’S LEATHER “CHARLEVILLE” CARTRIDGE BOX w/ BELT, (partial) BAYONET SCABBARD & BAYONET, ca. 177O: In overall very good+ condition with dark, supple, slightly crazed, black leather surfaces with scattered signs of expected use/wear. The box of typical American design; and of leather and wood construction with a wooden (pine?) cartridge block having twenty-four (Nine x Eight x Seven), .74 caliber, “Charleville” cartridge-holes. Dark, black-brown, leather-covered body with its original hand-sewn rain flap and its brass- "trade"-type, securing-tacks. Very good rain-cover with its leather securing-loop and the base of the block with a hole for the missing catch. Retains its original back-mounted loops and its matching leather suspension-belt with its hand-forged iron buckle. The belt, en suite with generally supple, very good, crazed leather surfaces, its securing-loops and some expected minor tears/abrasions. Complete with its original scabbard (partial) for its American-made “Charleville” Bayonet. The bayonet with a tapered, blacksmith made, nicely forged, flat, triangular, 14 5/8" x 1”, unmarked blade of classic Rev. War Period form. The socket (for a top-lug-mounted bayonet-lug) with an open "Z" shaped lug-slot. In overall very good+ untouched condition with generally sharp contours and a fine point; and a classic example of an American Blacksmith made Revolutionary War Period American “Charleville”/"COS" Musket Bayonet, ca. 1770s. Overall length (Bayonet), 18". In very good+ complete condition: the leather with professionally preserved, supple surfaces, minor tears and some scattered abrasions/crazing. Fine (pine?) cartridge block with sharp contours, some light wear/age-stains and untouched oxidized surfaces. The hemp-fiber stitching with generally tight seams; and the belt and Buckle with untouched surfaces. A Classic and Scarce example of an Original Revolutionary War Period American Soldier’s Cartridge Box, Belt, Scabbard & Bayonet, ca. 1770. For similar examples, Please see: G. C. Neumann’s & F. Kravic’s: "The Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia...", pg. 68-80. Box Measures, approx. 8 1/2" x 4" x 3". Overall length of Belt, 40“.

Price: $2,975.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD COLONIAL/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD AMERICAN POWDER HORN, ca. 1760: In overall very good untouched condition. The light green/tan-brown colored, untouched, naturally curved cow horn body with a simply carved and large-size, turned pouring-spout with a rounded collar for the attachment of a suspension-cord. The base-end of the horn, of early type configuration with an integrally carved, pierced, overhanging “lip”-- for the cord. In very good untouched condition with some minor old abrasions and expected signs of use/wear. Complete with its original, Square-head-nail-fastened, flush-fitting, hardwood (Maple?) base-plug with carved “H.M.” owner’s initials. The expected sings of use and wear; and the base plug with finely oxidized untouched surfaces with some scattered abrasions. A very nice example of an Early American Colonial/French & Indian War Period Powder Horn, ca. 1760. Overall length, approx. 10". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic’s: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”.

Price: $475.00


19th century Flask

A FINE & UNTOUCHED ATTIC CONDITION REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN POWDER HORN w/ FINELY CARVED PRONOUNCED CONVEX BASE, ca. 1770: In overall fine+ untouched “attic” condition with sharp contours and richly toned horn and hardwood surfaces. Light yellow to brown colored, naturally curved, medium-sized cow horn body with a nicely carved flat-sided pouring-spout and its large-size, convex, hardwood base-plug: fitted with its square-shank, rosehead nail, securing tacks and its iron post -- for the suspension cord. In overall fine untouched “attic” condition with the expected sings of use and wear: some scuffs minor abrasions and richly toned smooth horn and wood surfaces. The base-plug, en suite with finely sculpted and classic New England-form design to its large proprtions: minor abrasions and expected tight hairlines. A nice example of a New England Type American Revolutionary War Period Rifleman's Powder Horn with a finely crafted base, ca. 1770. Overall length, approx. 10 1/2". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution". From a Mass. Collection.

Price: $575.00


18th century Horn

A VERY GOOD COLONIAL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN PISTOL-SIZE POWDER HORN (FOUND IN CHATHAM, MASS.), ca. 1770s-1780s: Lightly toned exterior surfaces with an untouched age patina and the expected surface oxidation, handling marks and minor abrasions. Hand-carved and turned collar with a fine pouring-spout with a rounded mouth. Flat, tack-fastened, light-colored, hardwood base-plug with its iron suspension loop and rose-head tack fastenings. The oxidized wooden surfaces of the base with a generally smooth untouched patina and some wear/tight hairlines. In overall very good untouched condition and retains a pleasing light colored, natural cow-horn age patina with expected minor surface abrasions and “tool marks”. A nice example of an authentic Revolutionary War Period American Powder Horn, ca. 1770s-1780s. Overall length, 9". Recently discovered at a Chatham (Cape Cod), Mass. Estate.

Price: $275.00


19th century Flask

A VERY FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD MUSKET POWDER HORN, ca. 1770s: In overall fine+ condition. Light honey yellow colored, slightly weathered, untouched cow horn body with a nicely carved end-spout -- forming a ring for the attachment of the suspension-cord. Complete with its original, convex, pin-fastened, hardwood end-cap/base-plug and its matching spout-plug with light surface oxidation and some minor age-stains/hairlines: retains its original brass securing-stud and loop—for the cord. In overall fine+/very fine condition with light sings of use and wear. Fine untouched surfaces with some minor discoloration, at the base. A very nice and authentic example of an Early American Revolutionary War Period Powder Horn, ca. 1770s. Overall length, approx. 16 1/4". For similar examples, please see "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $675.00


19th century Flask

A GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD MUSKET-SIZE POWDER HORN, ca. 1770: In overall Good+ condition with toned and smooth, naturally curved, cow horn surfaces and its original concave hardwood base-plug with a finely turned, removable, screw-type, wooden end-plug. The large sized and curved approx. 18" cow horn body with an integrally turned and chip-carved pouring spout with straw/brown toned patina, an old tight hairline, at its base and some patches of gunpowder-staining. Concave hardwood base with an untouched dark age-patina and its original finely turned end-plug with a screw-type attachment and a bulbous knob— a side-mounted iron staple for the attachment of a suspension-cord. Very good base with some minor abrasions, untouched wooden surfaces and expected light handling marks. The body of the horn with smooth, richly toned and lightly oxidized natural cow horn surfaces and the noted tight age-crack/hairline. The base fastened with its original, square-cut, iron nails/tacks with some expected light staining. A nice example of an original American Revolutionary War Period Powder Horn with a nicely turned base-plug-end and untouched surfaces, ca. 1770. For similar examples please see "The Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”.

Price: $625.00


19th century Flask

A SCARCE COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD MAGAZINE-SIZE POWDER HORN, ca. 1770: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth, mellowed and nicely aged, naturally toned, dark cow/ox horn surfaces. The body, of large size "magazine horn" dimensions and fitted with its original woden-peg-fastened base-plug with an iron “screw” for a suspension-cord. The base with richly oxidized convex surfaces and the spout-end with an integrally carved, turned ring with faceted neck. A very large pouring-end/mouth— as is typical of Magazine Horns. A scarce Colonial/Revolutionary War Period Magazine-size Power Horn, ca. 1770. In overall fine untouched condition with a pleasing, richly toned age-patina, some scattered handling marks and expected signs of use and wear: the base with minor scuffs, abrasions, some wear and staining. A large and decorative American Powder horn, ca. 1770. Overall length, approx. 18".

Price: $1,225.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN POWDER HORN w/ CONVEX BASE, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Light yellow to brown colored, naturally curved, cow horn body with a nicely carved and turned end-spout and its turned, convex, hardwood base-plug: fitted with its rosehead, iron securing-tacks and its matching side-mounted loop -- for the suspension cord. In overall very good+ untouched condition with the expected sings of use and wear: some scuffs minor abrasions. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period Powder Horn, ca. 1770. Overall length, approx. 11 3/4". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $675.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD 20th CENTURY LEATHER & IRON MOROCCAN “BEEHIVE” POWDER FLASK FOR A KABYLE, ca. 1930: Of typical “beehive” form with a carved, leather covered (minor damages), wooden body with black cotton “Trade Cloth” borders. Untouched lightly oxidized brown-colored surfaces with insect-damage/worm holes, scuffs/tears and handling marks. Extensively adorned overall with 20th century brass-plated iron “Trade tacks” with russet toned patina and moderate surface-rust/oxidation. Nicely carved, oxidized and ivory-toned, bone pouring-spout: retains its braided hemp? suspension cord with frays and minor losses. In overall very good untouched condition with dry surfaces to the leather body and signs of exposure and wear. A nice and decorative example of a classic Moroccan “Beehive” Powder Flask, of the type often associated with Kabyle Rifles, ca. 1930. Measures 11" x 5". .

Price: $135.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD 19th CENTURY AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD OWNER-INSCRIBED POWDER HORN, dtd. 1876: In overall very good condition with smooth, lightly toned and yellowed, pressed, cow horn surfaces and its matching, adjustable and graduated, brass pouring-spout. Commercial type, adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its functional spring cut-off and its original external spring. The convex wooden base-plug of with a fine untouched patina and generally smooth lightly oxidized surfaces. In overall very good condition with some incest-damage to the body. Retains smooth lightly toned surfaces with some wear handling marks and abrasions. The base of the horn with a “H.T.V.B” owner’s initials and an 1876 date. Brass spout with an untouched, mustard, age-patina and signs of use/wear. A nice example of an Owner-inscribed Powder Horn/Flask, ca. 1870s. Overall length, 10".

Price: $250.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD RABBIT EMBOSSED ZINC POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical, small size, mid-19th century, design, with a two piece embossed zinc body mounted with both of its original iron suspension loops. Nicely toned, brass priming spout (missing graduated sleeve) and the base with an exposed spring-operated powder-cut-off-- the spring broken. In overall very good condition with all original components and tight seams throughout. The embossed body with a nicely detailed Running/Leaping Rabbit motif with generally smooth zinc surfaces and a gray toned patina without significant surface oxidation or roughness. A very nice embossed zinc powder flask, ca. 1860. Overall length, 6 1/2".

Price: $155.00


19th century Flask

A FINE QUALITY MID 19TH CENURY ENGLISH COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: Of typical Mid-19th century, English bag-form. Of fine quality (Sheffield?) manufacture with a heavy gauge, smooth, lacquered copper body. The top of the flask with its Gilded brass pouring-spout with three (3) steps and its original externally mounted spring-operated powder cut-off. Fire-blued spring; and in overall very fine untouched condition. The body with smooth, untouched, copper surfaces with both of suspension-loops, choice seams, and 85% lacquer finish. A very nice example of a classic mid-19th Century English (Sheffield made?) Powder Flask, ca. 1850. Overall measurements, 7 1/2" x 3".

Price: $300.00


19th century Flask

A SCARCE MID 19TH CENTURY EMBOSSED WHITE-METAL ENGLISH POWDER FLASK, by HAWKSLEY, ca. 1850s: Of typical mid-19th century bag-shaped form, with an embossed vignette of two (2) partridges seated on a mounded foreground with a grass field background The base with a hunter, horse and hunting-dog within a vine-scroll border. The opposite side embossed, en suite with raised floral-vine scrolls and floral decorations. The white-metal (Nickel-Silver) body with generally smooth untouched surfaces and tight seams. The matching pouring-spout with three-step graduation and an internal, spring-operated, powder cutoff: Damaged, as detached from the body, at its base and is missing its spring and pin. The top of the spout-base with a “G & J.W. HAWKSLEY/SHEFFIELD” maker’s maker for the noted 19th Century English firm. Good exterior with some scattered dents and minor compressions: old solder repair to seams. In overall fair/good untouched condition (as is) with a nicely toned age patina. Sharp detail to the embossed decorations and made of a more unusual material. Overall measurements, 9" x 4".

Price: $150.00


19th century Flask

AN EARLY 19th CENTURY EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1840s: Of early 19th century bag-shaped form. Both sides embossed with a Hunter with Top hat and Dog motif, within a circular border. The copper body with traces of its lacquer finish and significant dents/damages to its seams and one of its embossed panels. Retains smooth, lightly toned, copper surfaces with good seams (minor splits). Missing its pouring spout. Retains its external spring-operated powder cutoff: unmarked on its base, though of heavy-gauge and fine quality. In overall fair condition (as is) with generally smooth surfaces, sharp detail to one side with significant dents and the seams with dents and splits. Overall measurements, 6" x 3".

Price: $150.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD QUALITY Mid-19th CENTURY EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, by “SYKES”, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century bag-shaped form, with a deeply embossed and heavy copper body. Finely detailed, raised, oak leaf motif with a centrally embossed Stag’s-head "trophy". Retains generally smooth, slightly “frosted”, acid-cleaned surfaces with some minor handling marks and its four (4) iron suspension-loops. The body with cleaned surfaces, tight seams and some light handling marks/dents. Original, adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its functional, internal, spring-operated, powder cutoff. The base with a "SYKES/PATENT" & “EXTRA QUALITY” markings for the famed English firm. In overall very good cleaned condition with generally smooth surfaces and light signs of use. Very deeply embossed and heavy decoration with fine seams and no splits. Overall measurements, 10" x 5".

Price: $300.00


19th century Flask

A 20th CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF AN AMERICAN "PEACE FLASK", ca. 1960: In overall fair cleaned condition. Bag-shaped, brass body with an embossed Heraldic Eagle, pair of clasped hands and "US" Stand of Arms. Fitted with triangular, wire suspension loops (one missing). Screw-secured, brass, spout base with a un-marked spout. Blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cutt-off lever. In overall fair cleaned condition with bright/polished brass surfaces and splits seams with verdigris. A 20th century reproduction of an American (Mexican War Period) Military Powder Flask, ca. 1960. Overall length 9 1/2".

Price: $75.00


19th century Flask

A VERY FINE QUALITY & SCARCE SILVER-PLATED MID-19th CENTURY AMERICAN POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical bag-shaped form, with a deeply embossed and finely detailed, central, raised, standing, Stag design with a central embossed "trophy" of a Stag’s-head mask (similar to Riling No. 988/990). Retains its four (4) suspension-loops. The cleaned Silvered-copper body with 55% of its silver-plated finish with lightly toned/cleaned surfaces and tight seams without splits. Original adjustable, Silvered, pouring-spout with its functional, internal, spring-operated, powder cutoff. The base with a "AM. FLASK & CAP Co." marking for the famed American Cap & Flask Company of Waterbury, Conn. Complete with its four iron suspension loops and copper pins. In overall fine+ condition with smooth bright surfaces and its original components. Both sides with sharp and deeply embossed decoration with fine seams and no splits. Of very fine quality heavy gauge copper with rarely seen Silvered finish. A very nice American Cap & Flask, Co. powder flask, ca. 1860. Overall measurements, 8" x 3 1/2".

Price: $400.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD SHELL EMBOSSED MID-19TH CENTURY BRASS POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century Bag-shape, with an embossed Scallop-shell design, on both sides of its base. The cleaned/polished brass body with smooth lightly toned surfaces and fine tight seams: dented, at the base and neck of the body. Original brass spout with its three-step graduation and its external spring-operated powder cutoff: in functional order with a modern replaced spring. Unmarked base spout-base and very good, cleaned, exterior with a nicely detailed embossed shell decoration. Overall measurements, 8" x 3 1/2".

Price: $150.00


19th century Flask

A GOOD MID 19TH CENTURY LEATHER SHOT FLASK, ca. 1860: In overall good condition. Tanned black leather body made of two separate and sewn, hollow shells: retains lead shot and the sides of the neck with stitched repairs. Smooth, flat-sided, plain, leather body, fitted with its original, unmarked, brass spout. Retains its pull-out type pouring-tube/shot-measure. In overall good condition. The body with smooth, supple, black, leather surfacessome minor scuffs and the noted repairs to the stitching. In functional order with its original brass spout/measure. A nice example of mid-19th century shot-flask, ca. 1860. The type of flask often found with Cased Percussion Fowlers & Doubles. Measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/4".

Price: $75.00


19th century Flask

A GOOD Mid-19th CENTURY EMBOSSED COPPER-ALLOY POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: Of mid 19th century Bag-shape, with an embossed scroll design with a "piecrust" border and beaded neck. Retains, untouched, generally smooth, dark, copper-toned surfaces with some minor dents and very good seams. Original, graduated, brass pouring-spout with a three-step powder-graduation and its external spring-operated powder cutoff: broken spring and an unmarked base. Good/very good untouched exterior with generally smooth surfaces, some minor handling marks and a nicely toned patina. Sharp detail to the embossed decoration with tight seams. Overall measurements, 7" x 3 1/2".

Price: $150.00


19th century Flask

A GOOD 19th CENTURY MEDIUM-SIZED (LARGE PISTOL-TYPE) EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall good, generally untouched condition with a nicely toned, coppery patina, good seams with old solder repairs and the expected signs of wear and use. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with a raised scallop-shell/leaf design. The copper body with smooth surfaces and its brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff: replaced spring and missing its base-screws. In overall good condition with generally smooth surfaces and a lightly toned patina. Sharp detail to the embossed elements the seams with solder repairs. A nice, American made?, unsigned, medium sized, mid-19th century Embossed Copper "Pistol type" Powder Flask, ca. 1850. Overall measurements, 6 1/2" x 3".

Price: $125.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD EMBOSSED COPPER AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: In overall very good untouched condition with some minor surface dents and patches of discoloration. Of typical mid-19th Century bag-shaped form, with an embossed, raised, fluted pattern and untouched dark copper surfaces. The patinated body with some old compressions and handling marks. Original brass spout with its stepped powder-graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: in functional order with its original components. Unmarked, screw-fastened base's and made without suspension-loops. In overall very good untouched condition with some expected dents and surface compressions, good seams and a fine spout. Overall measurements, 7 1/2" x 3 3/4".

Price: $255.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD EMBOSSED COPPER AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of mid-19th century lyre-shaped form with smooth, lightly oxidized, finely embossed, copper surfaces with a nicely detailed Basket-weave and Floral vine-scroll design, on both sides. In fine condition with its four (4) iron suspension-loops and pins. The copper body with richly dewtailed extensive embossed decorations and lightly toned copper surfaces. Fine tight seams and with virtually no dents. Complete with its adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its functional external spring-operated powder cutoff. The side of the pouring-spout with a clear “J. W. HAWKSLEY” maker’s mark for the famed English maker. A very nice quality and nicely decorated English Powder Flask with a detailed embossed copper body of unusual lyre-form. In overall fine condition with tight seams and no visible splits. Overall measurements, 8 1/4" x 4".

Price: $185.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD LARGE-SIZED AMERICAN (ANTE-BELLUM SOUTH?) SCISSORS-TYPE BULLET MOLD, ca. 1850-1860s: In overall very good untouched condition. Of typical, two piece, scissors-type construction and made of hand-forged wrought iron. Approximately .45 caliber single-cavity ball-mold with an integral sprue-gate and no "cutter". In overall very good untouched condition with smooth forge-blackened surfaces, some light surface discoloration and a fine untouched dark age patina. Of slightly crude and possibly ante-bellum Southern manufacture, ca. 1850s. Overall length, 9 1/2"

Price: $175.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FLAT COWHORN POWDER HORN, ca. 1820: In overall very good lightly cleaned condition with smooth exterior surfaces. The 5 ½”, light colored cow horn body with nicely sculpted contours and an integrally carved spout with a nicely flattened, brass-colored mouth. Retains its original iron suspension loops and very good light colored surfaces with some minor scuffs and light abrasions. Of classic early 19th century firm with a compressed/flattened body and its brass pin-flattened hardwood base-plug: replaced spout plug with vent/nipple-pick. Overall a nice example of an early 19th century American flat-type powder horn, ca. 1820.

Price: $475.00


18th century Flask

A RARE SPANISH/SPANISH-COLONIAL (MEXICAN?)FLINTLOCK MUSKETEER'S POWDER FLASK, ca. 1750: In overall fine condition with some old minor insect damage and expected handling marks. Tapered, cylindrical-form, lightly engraved cow-horn body with a spring operated powder cutoff and its original sheet-steel and brass mounts: retains its original steel belt-clip and its screw-fastened end-cap with matching gunmetal surfaces. The body of classic Spanish/Spanish-Colonial form with smooth, nicely toned and yellowed horn surfaces with extensive, somewhat crude (Spanish Colonial) floral and line engravings overall. The mounts with a generally smooth, untouched, gunmetal age patina and some light surfaces discoloration. Complete with its finely turned and sculpted, brass powder dispenser/spout with its original spring cutoff with nicely detailed arm. Overall a fine and example of these distinct Spanish Military Powder Flasks, carried by Infantrymen, of the mid 18th Century. Overall length, 11 1/2". A rare form of 18th century Powder Flask/Horn and the type often associated with use in Spanish Colonial America. For a similar example, please see Sydney B. Brinckerhoff's: "Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821", pg. 66, pl. 111 & 112.

Price: $1,475.00



18th century Powder Horn

A VERY GOOD EARLY/MID 19th CENTURY AMERICAN RIFLE-TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1830-1850: In overall good+ untouched condition. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original nail-fastened, flat, wood base-plug: the neck carved with an integral retaining-ring. In overall good+ untouched condition with general sings of use and wear; and some chips, crack and abrasions, at the base. The wooden plug with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and scattered hairlines, minor roughness and age-stains. A nice example of an American Rifleman's Powder Horn, ca. 1830-1850. Overall length, 9". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $200.00



19th Century Powder Flask

A FINE MID 19TH CENTURY EMBOSSED ENGLISH COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850s: In overall fine untouched condition with a heavy gauge copper body, excellent seams and little evidence of use/wear. Of mid-19th Century scent-bottle shaped form with a deeply embossed obverse and a smooth reverse side. The base with a nicely detailed vignette of Two (2) Hunter and Dogs (Riling No. 946) within a raised classical scroll-leaf border. The japanned/lacquered copper body with 75% of its lacquer finish with smooth, untouched, copper surfaces with its original four suspension loops. Original, graduated, brass pouring-spout with three-step graduation and an internal spring-operated powder cut-off: the spring broken. Marked on its base with a “J. W. Hawksley/Sheffield” maker’s signature for the noted firm of Sheffield, UK. In overall fine untouched condition with smooth surfaces, 75% brown japanned/lacquered finish, its (4) original suspension-loops (some oxidation) and a nicely toned age-patina. Sharp detail and tight seams without splits or repairs. A well made an attractive example of a mid-19th Century English Powder Flask, ca. 1850s. Overall measurements: 8 ¾” x 3 ½”.

Price: $450.00



19th century Powder Flask

AN AMERICAN MID 19TH CENTURY LEATHER SHOT BAG, ca. 1870: In overall very good untouched condition. Tanned leather body made of two separate and sewn, bands. The forward fitted with its original, brass pouring-spout: some minor abrasions at the neck. In overall very good untouched condition with supple, light brown, leather surfaces, some minor abrasions and fine stitches: light crazing and generally very sound. In functional order with its original brass pouring-spout and small old lead shot. A nice example of mid to late 19th century American shot-bag, ca. 1870.

Price: $100.00



18th century Spanish Powder Flask

A FINE SPANISH/SPANISH-COLONIAL FLINTLOCK-TYPE (ESCOPETA) MUSKETEER'S POWDER FLASK, ca. 1770: In overall fine untouched condition with a nicely tapered, cylindrical-form, cow-horn body with its original and functional spring operated powder cutoff and its sculpted and turned steel & brass mounts and screws. The side with its original steel belt-clip and its screw-fastened terminal with matching gunmetal surfaces. The lightly toned, yellow-brown, colored body of classic Spanish/Spanish-Colonial form with smooth, lightly toned and age-patinated horn surfaces with only some minor handling marks and tight hairlines. The mounts with a generally smooth, untouched, gunmetal/russet-toned age-patina and some light surfaces discoloration/oxidization. Complete with its finely turned and sculpted, brass powder spout with its original spring cutoff with a chiseled and faceted arm. Overall, a fine and classic example of an 18th Century Spanish Military-form Powder Flask. The style of Flask carried by Infantrymen and Colonial Settlers, during the mid to late 18th Century. Overall length, 11 1/4". A scarce and distinctive type Powder Flask/Horn; and the type often associated with use in Spanish Colonial America. For a similar example, please see Sydney B. Brinckerhoff's: "Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821", pg. 66, pl. 111 & 112.

Price: $1,275.00



19th century Powder Flask

A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PERIOD "US" MARKED KRAG-TYPE CARTRIDGE BOX, dtd. 1909: In overall (net) good untouched condition. Of typical late 19th century American design; and of leather, canvass and brass construction. The interior with its nicely stitched canvass cartridge loops for accepting twenty (20) .30/40 caliber, cartridges. Untouched & oxidized, light brown "patent" type leather-covered body with its original, sewn and brass hinged, "US" embossed rain cover/lid. The side with a clearly marked "ROCK ISLAND/ARSENAL/1909/T00/"R.D.S" arsenal marking and date of manufacture/acceptance. Tinged rain-cover with its leather securing-loop (the terminal detached) and the base with its brass stud for the catch. In overall net good untouched condition: the leather with untouched, generally supple surfaces, some oxidation, age-stains/crazing and scattered abrasions/scuffs: good seams (minor loss of stitching). The brass mounts with lightly oxidized surfaces, en suite with the body. Very good interior with fine "loops" and seams. A nice example of a Regulation Pattern "US" marked Spanish American War Period cartridge box for a .30/40 Krag, ca. 1890s. Measures 5 3/4" x 5" x 1 1/2".

Price: $100.00



18th century Powder Horn

A GOOD AMERICAN RIFLE/PISTOL-TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1770-1800: In overall good+ untouched condition. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout with ringneck-collar and its original pin-fastened, flat, wood base-plug with a central screw—for a suspension cord. In overall good+ untouched condition with light sings of use and wear. The wooden base-plug with generally smooth dark surfaces and age-stains. A nice example of an American Rifle/Pistol type Powder Horn, ca. 1770-1800. Overall length, 8". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $225.00



19th century Powder Flask

A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED 17th CENTURY GERMAN COMBINATION WHEELOCK SPANNER/PRIMING FLASK, ca. 1650: Made of a single piece of pressed and flattened carved cow horn with its original simply carved wooden base-plug: some old worn chips and abrasions. The body with three, integrally forged, screw-fastened spanner heads with a finely sculpted base with a decorative, wrought iron mounting plate-finial. Simply carved, (walnut?) base-plug, attached by means of its two iron pins/pegs. In overall very good+ untouched condition with nicely carved and patinated horn surfaces: a finely carved and turned spout-end with a faceted flat horn body of classic mid 17th century form. Retains untouched, smooth surfaces and some scattered minor handling marks, abrasions and signs of use/wear. The iron spanners with dark smooth surfaces and some light oxidation. A classic 17th Century German Wheelock Combination Powder Flask/Spanner, ca. 1650. overall. Overall length: 10 1/2".

Price: $1,000.00



19th century Powder Flask

A VERY FINE “AMERICAN CAP & FLASK Co.” EMBOSSED BRASS SCALLOP SHELL POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical, medium-large size, mid-19th century, design, with a two piece, lacquered and embossed, Brass body mounted with both of its original, iron, suspension loops and complete with its braided, green, cotton? suspension cord. The brass priming spout, en suite with its circular base with an internally mounted/concealed spring cut-off and its original cut-off. The top of the base with an "AM. FLASK & Cap" marking for the famed American Flask & Cap Co. of Waterbury, CT (Active 1857/8-1870). In overall very fine condition with all original components throughout. The neck with a nicely detailed, embossed floral decoration and the body with a finely embossed Scallop Shell motif (Riling No. 381), very minor handling marks and retains 90%+ of its bright lacquered finish: the spout, en suite and in mechanically functional order. Retains choice surfaces, a finely detailed embossed shell motif and excellent seams and contours. A very nice American Cap & Flask Co. manufactured mid-19th Century Embossed Powder Flask, ca. 1860. Overall length, 8".

Price: $275.00



19th century shot Flask

AN AMERICAN MID 19TH CENTURY EMBOSSED LEATHER SHOT FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Supple, lightly aged, leather body made of two separate and sewn, halves: each side embossed with a nicely detailed hanging game scene. The top with its original, graduated, spring-operated, brass pouring-spout with its original spring, etc. In overall very good+ untouched condition with supple, dark brown, leather surfaces with some minor abrasions, crazing and fine stitches/seams: the base with its iron suspension-loop. In functional order with its original, adjustable, brass pouring-spout and spring cut-off. A nice example of mid to late 19th century American Embossed Leather shot-flask, ca. 1850.

Price: $150.00



19th century shot Flask

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN MID 19TH CENTURY EMBOSSED LEATHER SHOT FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Tanned, supple, lightly aged leather body made of two separate and sewn, halves: each side embossed with a somewhat worn pheasant within a scroll border. The top with its original, graduated, spring-operated, brass pouring-spout. In overall very good untouched condition with supple, light brown, leather surfaces, some minor abrasions, crazing and fine stitches/seams: the base with its iron suspension-loop and the body with some expected light crazing and generally very sound surfaces. In functional order with its original brass pouring-spout and spring cut-off. A nice example of mid to late 19th century American Embossed Leather shot-flask, ca. 1850.

Price: $100.00



18th century Pistol horn

A VERY GOOD COLONIAL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN PISTOL-SIZE POWDER HORN, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched condition. The light amber-tan-brown colored, untouched, naturally curved cow horn body with a simply carved and turned pouring-spout with a rounded collar for the attachment of a suspension-cord. The base-end of the horn with its post and loop—for the cord. In very good untouched condition with some minor old abrasions, small damages and expected signs of use/wear. Complete with its original, Square-head-nail-fastened, flush-fitting, hardwood (Maple?) base-plug. The base plug with finely oxidized untouched surfaces with some scattered abrasions. A very nice example of an Early American Pistol-Size Powder Horn, ca. 1770. Overall length, approx. 8". Ex. Herb Glass Collection, NY. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic’s: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”.

Price: $250.00



brass mold

A VERY GOOD MID 19th CENTURY SMALL-SIZED EMBOSSED GOLD GILT-COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition with a nicely toned, untouched, Gold Gilt (95%) patina with fine seams and expected signs of light wear and patches of discoloration. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with a finely detailed Scallop-shell motif: of classic mid 19th century design. (similar to Riling No. 314). Very good untouched body with smooth surfaces and its original, brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff and lever: the spring broken. In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth surfaces and a richly toned age-patina: complete with its retaining screws. Sharp detail to the embossed design with tight seams, no splits or repairs. A scarce, early, small sized, mid 19th century unmarked American/English Embossed Gilt (95%) Copper Powder Flask, ca. 1850. The type of flask associated with a small Cased Pocket Pistol. Overall measurements, 3 7/8" x 2"..

Price: $375.00



brass mold

A VERY GOOD+ & SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD TURNED COW HORN POWDER-MEASURE, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition. The dark yellow-brown colored, finely turned, cup-form, cow horn body with a turned and drilled end-- for a powder-pan charger. In overall very good+ untouched condition with the expected sings of use and wear. Finely oxidized surfaces with some minor age/gunpowder-stains and a deep patina. A very nice example of a scarce and original American Revolutionary War Period Powder-Measure, ca. 1770. Overall length, 2 1/2". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $575.00



19th century Powder Flask

A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN RIFLE/PISTOL-TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1770-1800: In overall good+ untouched condition. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original pin-fastened, flat, wood base-plug and its simply carved spout-plug, en suite. In overall good+ untouched condition with light sings of use and wear. The original wooden base-plug with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and age-stains. A nice example of an American Rifle/Pistol type Powder Horn, ca. 1800. Overall length, 7". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution"..

Price: $250.00


18th century American Powder Horn

A VERY GOOD+/FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN PISTOL-TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1780: In overall very good+/fine untouched condition. The nicely carved light colored, yellow/tan colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, an integral, nicely-carved end-spout and its original wooden-peg-fastened, convex, wooden (walnut?) base-plug: without a point of attachment for a suspension-cord, as made for a Pistol and/or as a “Bag-horn”. The neck with a bulbous carved rounded collar. In overall very good+/fine untouched condition with light sings of use and some minor handling marks and abrasions. The wooden plug, en suite with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and minor age-stains and abrasions. Complete with its original carved woodf spout-plug with matching oxisized wooden surfaces. A very nice example of a small American Revolutionary War Period Pistol-type Powder Horn, ca. 1780. From an old Mass. Collection. Overall length, approx. 7".

Price: $325.00


19th century American Powder Flask

20th CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF AN AMERICAN "PEACE FLASK": Plain, bag-shaped, brass body with an embossed Heraldic Eagle, pair of clasped hands and "US" Stand of Arms. Fitted with two, triangular, wire suspension loops. Screw-secured, brass, spout base with a "Made in Italy" marked spout. Blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cutt-off lever. In overall near fine condition with lightly patinated surfaces and some verdigris at the spout and base. An nice 20th century reproduction of an American (Mexican War Period) Military Powder Flask. Overall length 9 1/2".

Price: $75.00


18th century American Powder Horn

A VERY NICE AMERICAN MUSKET POWDER HORN, ca. 1770s- & LATER: In overall very good condition (as configured). Light colored, slightly weathered, plain cow horn body with a modern replaced, red-painted, wood end-spout with a turned mouth forming the attachment for the (modern) braided suspension cord. The base with its flat, nail-fastened, hardwood end-cap/base-plug with light surface oxidation. In overall very good condition (as is) with obvious sings of use and wear. The base of the horn with an extension for the rear attachment of the cord. A nice and decorative example of an American Revolutionary War Period Powder Horn, ca. 1770s-80. Overall length, 18". For similar examples, please see "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $400.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD 19th CENTURY AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD ENGRAVED POWDER HORN w/ WESTERN/AMERICAN-INDIAN THEME ETCHINGS, ca. 1870: In overall very good condition with smooth, lightly toned and yellowed, pressed, cow horn surfaces and its matching, adjustable and graduated, brass pouring-spout. The outer surfaces finely engraved overall with a nicely detailed Indian & Tepee scene, a centrally engraved Mounted Cowboy figure and one side with a classic mid-19th century Hunting vignette. The etchings of late 19th century, American design with a “folkish”/whimsical quality to the scrimshaw adornment. Commercial type, adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its functional spring cut-off and its original external spring. The basket weave leather and sinew? Base-plug of Western/American-Indian type design with a very tight weave and its integrally woven, pierced, leather suspension-loop. In overall very good+/fine condition. The body with smooth lightly toned surfaces, sharp engraving, some minor wear handling marks and small abrasions/chips. The brass spout with an untouched, mustard, age-patina and signs of use/wear. An unusual and fine quality American Indian War Period Etched Powder Horn/Flask, ca. 1870.

Price: $585.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN ANTE-BELLUM PERIOD PISTOL-TYPE POWDER/PRIMING HORN, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original iron tack-fastened, flat, wood base-plug (missing the spout-plug). In overall very good untouched condition with the expected sings of use, minor age-stains and light wear. The original wooden base-plug with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and age-stains. A nice example of an Ante-bellum Period American Pistol type Powder/Priming Horn, ca. 1850. Overall length, approx. 7".

Price: $125.00


17th century Bone Flask

LARGE-SIZED 17th CENTURY GERMAN OR ITALIAN ENGRAVED BONE POWDER FLASK, ca. 1590-1610: Made from the thigh-bone of an ox or cow. The entire surface engraved overall the geometric and floral designs. The obverse center with engraved panel depicting a Devil's Head. Simple wrought iron spout, without a stopper. The base with flat iron plate, secured by rose-head nails. Wrought iron suspension loop with an old and possibly the original rose-colored cord. Decorative hemp? tassle at the apex. In overall fine condition. The engraving is sharp with some minor wear. The iron fittings retain a very dark patina and have some minor roughness. A very rare and original, large-sized Flask from the late 16th century.

Price: $2,185.00


CARTRIDGE BOX

AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY-FEDERAL PERIOD CARTRIDGE BOX w/ BELT, ca. 1770-1800:: In overall very good condition. Of typical American design; and of leather and wood construction with a wooden cartridge block having twenty-four (Nine x Eight x Seven), .75 caliber, cartridge-holes. Light brown, leather-covered body with its original hand-sewn rain flap and adorned with a decorative leather fringe (later?): secured by numerous brass-shank "trade" tacks. Retains its linen/canvass suspension-belt with a chain for a missing vent-pick/brush. The rain-cover with its leather securing-loop and the base of the block with hole for the missing catch. In overall very good condition: the leather with choice supple surfaces, minor age-stains and scattered abrasions. Very good cartridge block with sharp contours, some light wear and an untouched oxidized age patina. The stitching with tight seams. A nice example of a late Revolutionary War/Federal Period American Cartridge Box, ca. 1770-1800. For a similar example, please see: "The Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia...", pg. 68-80. Measures 8" x 3" x 2 3/4".

Price: $1,000.00


POWDER HORN

A VERY GOOD+ MID 19th CENTURY COMPRESSED/FLAT COWHORN POWDER HORN, ca. 1840: : In overall very good+ condition with smooth, light colored, yellow-tan, pressed cow horn surfaces and a graduated “Patent” type, brass, pouring-spout with its spring-operated, Powder cut-off. The naturally curved, light colored, pressed/flattened, cow horn body with nicely sculpted contours and a flared/wide base with its pin-fasten brass end-cap. The tapered spout-end with its adjustable/graduated, brass pouring spout and an external spring cut-off: in functional order. Retains both of its original iron suspension loops and is in very good+ condition with some minor scuffs, small pock marks, an old fill and the expected signs of use and handling. Of classic early/mid-19th century form with a compressed/flattened body and its original brass mounts. Overall a nice example of an early-mid 19th century Flat-type powder horn, ca. 1840. Of scarce form. Overall length, 9 ½”.

Price: $375.00


Afghan Powder Horn

A GOOD AFGHAN IRON MOUNTED WOODEN POWDER FLASK FOR A JEZAIL, ca. 1810-1850: Round, leather covered, wooden body with untouched lightly oxidized brown surfaces and some obvious signs of use and wear. Russets iron spout with heavy surface oxidation and sings of hard use: missing its suspension cord (easily replaced). In overall good untouched condition with dry surfaces to the leather body and signs of exposure. A nice decorative example of as 19th century Afghan Powder Flask, of the type associated with Jezails, ca. 1800s. Measures 8" x 5 1/2".

Price: $350.00


horse powder flask

A Mid 19th Century Embossed Copper Powder Flask, by J. W. Hawksley, for Barton, Alexander & Waller of New York City, ca. 1860s:In overall fair to good, untouched condition with some surface discoloration/verdigris. Of typical mid 19th century bag-shaped form, with an embossed, raised, "Pine cone" pattern (Riling No. 414) and untouched dark surfaces. The copper body with a dark patina, some compressions and re-soldered seams. Original brass spout with its four-step graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: spring missing and spout frozen. The base's side with a "B. A. & W./NY" marking for Barton, Alexander & Waller: a noted retailer of Sporting Goods, Guns, etc. which was doing business at 68 Beekman Street, NYC, from 1866-1870. Retains three (3) of its four original suspension-pins: loops missing. In overall net fair to good condition with some dents and surface compressions, re-soldered repairs to seams, a broken spout and some scattered dents. # 81 collection tag. Overall measurements, 8" x 3 3/4".

Price: $100.00


shell powder flask

A FINE+ MID 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical, medium-large size, mid-19th century, design, with a two piece, lacquered and embossed, copper body. The sides mounted with all four of its iron suspension loops. The brass priming spout and charger, en suite with its circular base with an external spring cut-off and its original cut-off and brass arm. The spout with its four (4) stepped powder-graduation. In overall very fine condition with its original components and much finish. Both sides of the neck with a nicely detailed, embossed floral decoration and the body with a finely embossed Scallop Shell motif (Riling No. 381). In fine+ condition with very minor handling marks and 90%+ of its lacquered finish. The spout, en suite and in mechanically functional order with a strong spring and cut-off. Retains choice copper surfaces, a finely detailed embossed shell motif and excellent seams and contours. A very nice American manufactured mid-19th Century Embossed Powder Flask, ca. 1860. Overall length, 8 1/4".

Price: $225.00


Rev War Horn

A GOOD+ AMERICAN EMBOSSED BRASS POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850s: Of typical, medium size, mid-19th century, American design, with a two piece embossed brass/copper-alloy body, mounted with its two (2), side-mounted, iron suspension-studs: the loops missing. The graduated brass priming-spout and base with its three (3) stepped spout and its external spring-operated powder-cut-off: original spring and retaining-screw. In overall good+ condition with its original components: the powder cut-off detached. Both sides of the body with a finely detailed vignette of Riparian scene with Pheasants within an embossed leaf boder-- of classic mid-19th century American design. Retains its original smooth brass-colored surfaces with some scattered minor abrasions, dents, good seams and some patches of light surface-oxidation. A very nice American made Embossed Brass powder flask, ca. 1850s. Overall length: 7”.

Price: $155.00


powder horn

An Unsigned Mid 19th Century American Embossed Copper Powder Flask, ca. 1850s: Of typical mid 19th century bag-shaped form, with an embossed central leaf vignette with a raised scroll border. The lacquered copper body with traces of finish and smooth lightly toned copper surfaces: fine seams. Original, graduated, brass pouring spout with a three-step graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: the spring modern replaced. In overall net very good untouched condition with smooth surfaces, 5% lacquer and a nicely toned age patina. Sharp detail with the replaced spring and screw: minor dents and fine tight seams without splits. Overall measurements, 8" x 4".

Price: $150.00


powder horn

AN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century, design, with a two piece fluted and embossed copper body: mounted with its original, four, iron, suspension-loops and is complete with its braided and thread wrapped, hemp? suspension-cord with green wool finials. Nicely toned, unmarked, graduated, brass priming-spout and base with a three-step spout: missing its powder-cut-off spring and lever. In overall good+ untouched condition with its original cord (frayed with losses of thread wrapping). The body with finely embossed flutes with smooth, untouched, richly patinated, copper surfaces with some minor handling marks and fine seams. Overall length, 8 1/4".

Price: $135.00


powder horn

A VERY FINE 20th CENTURY/REPRODUCTION SMALL-SIZED (COLT-TYPE) EMBOSSED EAGLE COPPER POWDER FLASK:In overall very fine condition with a nicely toned copper patina, fine seams, 95%+ lacquered finish and expected signs of light wear. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with a nicely detailed Heraldic Eagle on a Hummock (with a pistol in its talons). Of classic "Colt Pocket Model" design. Very Fine copper body with smooth surfaces. The brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff: fine spring and lever. In overall very fine condition. A better quality 20th Century Colt Type Powder Flask with Sharp detail to the embossed Eagle Motif. The type of flask associated with Cased Colt Pocket Mdl. Pistols. Overall measurements, 4 1/4" x 1 1/2".

Price: $100.00


powder horn

A VERY SCARCE LATE 16TH/17TH CENTURY GERMAN GANG-TYPE BULLET MOLD, ca. 1590-1640: In overall fine lightly cleaned condition. Of typical 16th/17th century form with two, long, rectangular mold-sections bored with six (6) cavities for .50 caliber balls. 6", hand wrought, integral handles with a central-mounted rivet/pivot. In overall fine condition with smooth, lightly pitted and discolored surfaces: retains a pleasing silver-gray age patina overall. The mold with fine cavities and a tight fit: the tip with its original securing pin, for locking the halves. A very scarce example of an authentic 16th-147th century German bullet mold, ca. 1590-1640. The type of bullet mold used with a Wheelock, Matchlock or Early Flinlock Arm. Overall length, 12 1/2".

Price: $1,250.00


powder flask

A FINE QUALITY 20th CENTURY (ITALIAN) REPRODUCTION OF A “COLT WALKER/EARLY DRAGOON" POWDER FLASK: Embossed, bag-shaped, brass body with a classic, “Colt”-type, raised Stand of Arms with a Pair of Cannons and Flags. The sides are fitted with two, triangular, wire suspension loops. Screw-secured, brass spout base and Plunger-type pouring-spout. Also equipped with a compartment for balls: the compartment-lid marked, "Made in Italy". In overall very fine condition with lightly patinated surfaces. A very nice 20th century reproduction of a “Colt Walker/Dragoon” Powder Flask, ca. 1960. Overall length 9".

Price: $150.00


powder horn

A VERY GOOD 20th CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF A REMINGTON "SEATED DOG" POWDER FLASK: The bag-shaped, copper body with an embossed Seated Dog and Pair of Partriges motif: of classic “Remington” design. Screw-secured, brass pouring-spout base with a blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cutt-off lever. In overall near fine condition with lightly patinated/”aged” surfaces. A nice 20th century reproduction of a “Remington Seated Dog” Powder Flask. Overall length 7".

Price: $85.00


navy flask

A VERY GOOD 20th CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF A COLT "NAVY" POWDER FLASK: Unmarked, embossed, copper body with standard Colt “Navy” motif with a raised Stand of Arms with Cannons, Flags, etc. Screw-secured, brass pouring-spout base with a blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cut-off lever: long fixed type spout. In overall near fine untouched condition with lightly patinated/”aged” copper surfaces and nicely embossed details. A nice 20th century reproduction of a “Colt Navy” Powder Flask, 1960. Overall length 8".

Price: $125.00


zinc flask

A VERY GOOD QUALITY MID 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH LEATHER SHOT FLASK, ca. 1850s: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Tanned black leather body made of two separate and sewn, hollow shells: for holding lead shot and the base with its leather suspension loop. Smooth, flat-sided, patent leather body, fitted with its original graduated, unmarked, brass spout. Retains its side-mounted spring operated cut-off, original springs and its brass pouring-tube. In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition. The body with smooth, supple, brown leather surfaces, much of its polish, some minor scuffs and tight stitching. In mechanically functional order with its original brass spout and springs. A nice example of mid 19th century English shot-flask, ca. 1850s. The type of flask often found with Cased Percussion Fowlers & Doubles. Measures 8 1/4" x 3".

Price: $150.00


navy powder flask

A 20th CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF A COLT "NAVY" POWDER FLASK: Unmarked, embossed, black-japanned, copper body with the standard Colt “Navy”-type motif: a raised Stand of Arms with Cannons, Flags, etc.: plain backside. Screw-secured, brass pouring-spout base with a blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cut-off lever: shorter fixed type spout. In overall near fine condition with dark, lacquered, copper surfaces and nicely embossed details. A well made late 20th century reproduction of a “Colt Navy” Powder Flask, 1970. Overall length 7".

Price: $100.00

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