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Old pistol and powder flask

Article about: by Walkwolf One other point - Kris' type - which are both of small caliber - are known as a 'bicycle revolver' or 'Velo-Dog'. Cyclists would carry them to ward off attacking dogs......... In

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    Hi guys, does anyone know more info about these items?
    They are being advertised as 18th century pieces.
    Any help much appreciated.
    Cheers,
    Chris
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    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Hello, They look period. isnt the flask for holding shot rather than powder?

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    Genuine; but not worth much!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    I agree, not worth much and 19th as opposed to 18th century judging by the fact that the pistol is a percussion.

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    Quote by robin morley View Post
    Hello, They look period. isnt the flask for holding shot rather than powder?
    Thanks for your replies guys.
    Robin what do you mean ''to hold the shot''?
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    As for the value, the asking price is 60GBP which is IMO cheap.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    60 GBP for the powder flask and pistol? That sounds like a good deal to me

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    its a good price chris,go for it.

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    Hand carved replaced grips-probably period done, but badly carved....and the pistol is quite likely to be missing parts as well. The flask is probably worth the asking price, but the pistol would make a good paper weight.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    The leather body, and the long nozzle makes me think shot flask, not a powder flask. It looks to be missing the flapper at the end. The flapper held the shot as you tipped the flask on end and opened the flapper connected to the flask itself, to throw the shot charge into the nozzle, then closed that flapper, held it over the barrel and opened the other one and poured the shot into the barrel. A powder flask would have been made from brass, horn or wood. Real black powder can be set of by static electricity and these 3 materials don't build that up. Plus leather would allow moisture to enter the flask and ruin the powder.

    I would say 19th century also, because the pistol is percussion, not flintlock. I know there were a lot of different manufacturers of black powder pistols, but I've never seen this style in a flintlock, only percussion like this piece. Percussion wasn't invented until around the1830s. So 18th century isn't correct.
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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