This beautiful powder flask is made of polished copper, exactly like the original by G. & J.W. Hawksley ~ Sheffield, England
. These flasks are an exact replica of an original once offered by Hawksley of Sheffield.
This bag style flask is ideal for use with a pistol. The body is plain polished copper with a brass head. This is an ideal Shooting Match Prize, since this polished flask body can be engraved by your local Trophy Shop, to commemorate your event, date, and match.
It is highly detailed correct replica antique powder flask is 5" long, 1-7/16" width, 1" thick. Only correct original markings are used, with no modern marks. Polished bright, it will closely resemble an original antique flask, after a period of normal handling and use causes it to develop the patina of tarnish.
A lanyard loop, on the bottom, allows you to hang this flask from a cord or strap. This 1830 to 1870 era powder flask is ideal for use with your pistol, revolver, or as a small day flask for a rifle.
Calibrated in drams, the charger head telescopes to throw 3/16, 1/4, or 5/16 drams of black powder.
You may recall that "there are 7,000 plump grains of wheat in the King's pound". Each pound is divided in 16 ounces. Each ounce is divided into 16 drams. Thus, each dram is about 27.34 grains:
- 3/16 drams = 5.1 grains
- 1 / 4 drams = 6.8 grains
- 5/16 drams = 8.5 grains
We recommend this flask for pistols, percussion revolvers, and .it could be used as a small day flask for a rifle.
The flask head is easily removed, for quick refills. Simply turn the brass flask head to unscrew it from the copper body. This flask holds about a eighth pound of powder.
The sturdy valve return spring is strong, well made, and not easily broken. This well fitted valve is quite tight, and will not leak gunpowder when inverted. When you need to keep your powder dry
, this flask is a good choice.
Sykes Patent flame proof valve is cleverly engineered, with a well fitted rotating brass cut-off disk, surrounded by a sturdy brass bottom wall, and the flask head at top, giving three layers of protection. The British Government granted this patent to Sykes, after he demonstrated that a spark in the barrel was not likely to ignite the powder inside the flask. This flask head is much more convenient, and much safer, than the plain flask heads used on all popular Italian made flasks.
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