powder flask


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powder flask

n
(Historical Terms) a small flask or case formerly used to carry gunpowder
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Noun1.powder flask - container for carrying gunpowderpowder flask - container for carrying gunpowder; made of the hollow horn of an animal
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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I don't find a good musket, twelve cartridges, and a powder flask very useless in the face of an enemy.
Caption: A revolver-style powder flask is part of the flintlock kit while the Possible's bag comes from Track of the Wolf.
RIGHT: The possibles bag includes (upper row, left to right) powder flask, powder measure, ball pouch and patched balls, tin of caps, in-line capper, (bottom row) candle and matches, ball starter, field cleaning material, and multi-tool.
Interestingly, the spout/measure of the powder flask that came with my revolver only measures 19 grains--by weight--of the blackpowder.
The 1841 fired a round ball using either separate patches and powder flask, or with a patch tied around the bullet enclosed within a paper cartridge.
I find the see-through powder flask and adjustable powder measure from Thompson/Center invaluable.
Among the highlights of the show is the Archer's ring made of gold, diamond and enamel dating 19th century from India, Oliphant or hunting horn dating mid-12th century from Italy, made of ivory and bronze and a powder flask dating 17th-18th century from India.
The inset photo shows the walnut case they came in, complete with powder flask, bullet molds, tools and unopened tins of caps.
The precious collections from Africa include a powder flask and dagger (Koummya) from Morocco; a saddle cloth with harness from Tunisia; an ablution flask from Tunisia; amulet necklaces from Ivory Coast; embroidered trousers with ankle bands (wando mai kamun k'afa) from Nigeria; a decorative carving inspired by traditional Zansibari doors from Tanzania, and necklaces from Libya.
Powder flask, Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615), late 16th/early 17th century.
Included in the case are a tiny bullet mould, a brass powder flask, and percussion-cap containers with perfect handmade copies of their original paper labels.
A few rare and unusual pieces always appear at this sale, such as a fine horn powder flask decorated with a hunting scene that sold for pounds 230 or an Asprey's 1920s leather picnic case that made pounds 80.