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    Posted 5 years ago

    medicoirfan
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    An antique gun powder flask, made of brass.
    I got it from my grandfather. it seems to be more than 150 year old as the rusting on the flask can tell. Also had a spoon attached to it with a measuring cup too...
    1st Pic - Cap closed
    2nd Pic - cap opened
    3rd Pic - U can see the spoon attached at it`s neck
    4th Pic - View at mouth
    Still can`t figure out , how the powder was taken out and poured in gun....

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      I have my doubts about this being for powder.
    2. medicoirfan medicoirfan, 5 years ago
      Well blunderbuss2 ,,, kindly solve the mystery....
      I was told that this is a powder flask only....
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Well, I've collected black powder guns & accouterments for 61 yrs. & have never seen a powder flask that looked like this . You only give us 1 pic to go on. What is the spout looking thing ? The mouth is too large to pour powder without spilling . (maybe for a blunderbuss) The mouth would not seal waterproof. I'm sure it's for something else. Maybe somebody will recognize it's purpose since you tagged it "Unsolved".
    4. medicoirfan medicoirfan, 5 years ago
      Blunderbuss, i had added some more pics,,,may be they can help to solve this
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      It looks like the hinge pin of that spout(?) has been replaced with a piece of copper wire & appears to me to be put back, backwards possibly. The other way, it could be used to help pour, whatever, out of the spout.
    6. medicoirfan medicoirfan, 5 years ago
      Yes,,,the spout can be moved to and fro.....I think this was for camel mounted wide mouthed blunderbuss guns...which were common in this part of India...
      Well,, thank u so much for your interest
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      With that type of seal, I wouldn't want it on my side when I'm firing Blk. Pdr. . Well, you have declared it a powder flask even though the only feature in common is the brass/copper. So be it.

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