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Offline Bishop Creek

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My Powder Flasks
« on: May 10, 2017, 06:57:04 PM »
 
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Going through my many boxes of gun stuff in the garage the other day, I came across several powder flasks that I own, several I had forgotten that I even had.

1.  My first flask, an Italian knock off purchased in 1969. I removed the dark finish on it at the time and buffed it to a bright copper shine which has aged well over the last 48 years. I still use this flask for most of my shooting and have a number of various size spouts for it. I keep it full of FFFg black powder.

2  A Dixon & Sons flask made in 1971 for the very first 2nd Generation Colt Navy revolvers with “COLTS PATENT” and "Dixon & Sons" stamped on it.

3. Another Dixon & Sons flask made in the 1970s, with “COLTS PATENT” stamp, but not sold with the 2nd Gen Colts.

4. An Italian copy of a Navy Stand of Colors flask with “COLTS PATENT” stamp, Not sure of the date, I think I obtained it in the 1980s. I’ll bet Colt threatened to sue if they didn’t remove the “COLTS.”

5. A very shiny flask made in the 1990s. Looks like it may have originally been made by whoever made the Signature Series Colt flasks as the “PATENT” stamp remains but the “COLT” above it is covered by a rectangular block.

6. A Cabela’s modern version of the Colt flask I bought for using Triple 7 with my Rugers.

7. A silver colored Remington style .36 flask I obtained in the 1980s.

8. A very nice modern Remington flask that I purchased from DD4lifeusmc on the 1858 Remington forum about a year and a half ago. I use it with my Pietta ’58 Shooters Model.

Number 3 came in a James Dixon box:


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Re: My Powder Flasks
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 08:18:13 PM »
That's a nice group of flasks you have there.   I have a few myself but they are mostly antique and older ones.   I use all of them except the antique Dixon one that is missing the spring.   

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Re: My Powder Flasks
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 07:10:47 AM »
Those are nice.  L@.

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Re: My Powder Flasks
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 10:57:49 AM »
Nice collection of flasks. Mike, you may be able to find a replacement lever spring at Dixie Gun Works. Or possibly Track of the Wolf. I have some flasks in need of TLC also, just haven't got a Round Tuit.