We normally stock a wide range of flasks and accessories including cases and individual lock mechanisms. Powder flasks by Dixon, Hawksley, Sykes and many other makers. All types of bullet mould, powder measures and tools.
A Rare Regimentally marked Horn and Brass Powder Flask. Horn with wonderful patina, brass furniture including original suspension rings, large brass charger (some dents to charger) with working spring. Due to the size of the charger, this would be for a Brown Bess or Baker Rifle. Brass end cap marked 'B' over '88' denoting the 88th Regiment. Overall length 9.75". Very original and honest - looks to have seen service!
The 88th Regiment was raised in 1793 in the province of Connaught by an Irish nobleman, John de Burgh, 13th Earl of Clanricarde. Most notably, this famous Irish Regiment of the British Army distinguished itself in the Peninsular Wars.
A very scarce long case for an Adams Revolving Rifle or similar long arm, external case dimensions of 51" length, 8" wide and 2 7/8" deep. Internal length 49 3/8", width 6 3/8". 2 1/8 deep. Oak with brass corners, original central lock and escutcheon with sliding locks to left and right front, all complete. Central circular brass escutcheon to lid. Original Adams label to case lid. Original baize but will obviously need re-fitting. Good condition.
This case will take the longest barrel that Adams produced of 30". However, a shorter barrel Adams or similar could be fitted together with a lidded compartment to utilise the case length.
A Fine Net Rope Flask by G & J. W. Hawksley, with corded rope design, petals embossed at the base and petal form at the throat. Nice patina with remnants of original colour and lacquer, the charger nozzle stamped ‘G & J. W. Hawksley' with adjustable nozzle marked 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 3/4 Drams. Riling no 411. Fine condition , no seam separation, a few very minor pinprick size dents, working charger and spring. Height 8", width 3 1/4".
A fine Tranter Patent 80 bore double bullet mould. Very good condition marked 'TRANTER'S PATENT' on side and '80' on blued sprue cutter which retains majority of its original finish. Excellent for a cased set. Rare. 19.5cm / 7.6" overall.
A classic early/mid-19th century form of powder flask with a compressed/flattened horn body and its original brass mounts including adjustable powder measure/pouring spout measuring 25 to 35 grains of powder. With working spring with powder cut off. Retains one of the original iron suspension loops. Overall length 7.75", width at widest point 2.5". This type of flask was a more basic form of a Highland Powder Horn and was popular in the USA. Good condition, one suspension loop missing.
Rare 17th/18th Century Scrimshaw Powder Horn Flask decorated with scrimshaw work in the form of Masonic symbols and images as per photographs. Overall 9" long with wooden stopper and two iron loops. Worn and dark in places but overall scrimshaw work in good order apart from one area of damage approximately 1/2 inch in diameter. Wooden stopper could be a replacement but has some age. Overall flask (except small damaged area) has a coating of what looks like a shellac varnish to protect the scrimshaw.
A rare subject for a scrimshaw flask. The flask comes from a highly trusted source.
Rare large and heavy multi gang bullet mould dating from mid 19th Century as the only other example I have seen was offered in the USA and described as a US Civil War Buckshot Mould due to the makers name being traced to that period. It may date earlier when wooden handles were first used as the metal and wood has a very old patina. This mould could have been used for making 'Buckshot' type of balls or any type of Scattergun including Blunderbuss. A previous example of this type sold at auction in the UK was described as a ball mould for Blunderbuss on Royal Mail Coaches but that may be speculation as I can find no definitive reference. It is not marked with a makers name. 15.5" long with wooden handles and locking mechanism enabling a pin to be put through the hasp and keep the mould tightly shut whilst in use. There are 43 cavities of .25" diameter and around the same number of smaller shot of around 0.1". A rare addition for the collector of bullet moulds.
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