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Offline Hewy

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Re: My flasks!
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2016, 01:50:00 PM »
Only have one, a large Remington type showing a cannon with flags
and a pair og crossed rifles at top.
I want to get a pistol size that may have been used by the Confederate
Army.
What size (number of onces) would be appropriate to go with Griss & Gunnison ?
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2016, 04:37:10 PM »
I too have one of these ... I was told it is still made by the original company....
In fact Hawksley were bought out by Dixon in 1947. They lasted more than a century, having been founded by George and John William in 1840. Dixon themselves ended their business in 1992. They did make and sell powder flasks up to the end. For more about Dixon and sons, check http://www.pewterbank.com/More_Marks_and_History_of_James_Dixons..21.pdf

Thanks for the info on Dixon flasks Ringo. I bought this one a number of years ago. Think it was made in the 1960s or '70s.




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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2016, 01:27:45 AM »
Only have one, a large Remington type showing a cannon with flags and a pair og crossed rifles at top.
Sorry to contradict you, Hewy, but the flask you describe is typically the Colt type. The Remington is the one with the stretched out dog.
I want to get a pistol size that may have been used by the Confederate Army.
What size (number of onces) would be appropriate to go with Griss & Gunnison ?
The G&G being of Navy caliber, the flask to go with it would be the same as with the 1851 Navy after which it is modelled. The one you have should be perfect then.

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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2016, 10:46:41 AM »
Ringo, no need to be sorry, after I wrote the first post I found out
the flask is a Colt Patent. One of the main reasons I ask , is to learn.
One other question however is the size. The one I have is about 6"x3"
excluding the spout. Don't know the ounces.
I have a feeling it is bigger than needed for a pistol ?
Hewy
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2016, 11:22:00 AM »
One other question however is the size. The one I have is about 6"x3" excluding the spout. Don't know the ounces.
I have a feeling it is bigger than needed for a pistol ?
It may seem big, but it is in fact the standard size for the 1851 Navy Colt revolvers :

Mind you, Colt used the same type and size of flask for his Army revolvers. The only difference was the size of the spout.

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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2016, 11:38:45 AM »
While we're at it, here is an excerpt from an excellent book that was on my Christmas list "a guide to the proper accoutrements for Hartford produced percussion Colt revolvers" by Fred Sweeney :

This should answer your question about Colt's revolvers.
Now, regarding Confederate revolvers, I guess they used whichever flask they could get, Colt's included. AFAIK, no Confederate revolver from the Civil War times was ever factory cased, so the type of powder flask that will go is just up to the revolver owner's fantasy.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2016, 09:09:25 AM by Ringo »

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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2016, 07:10:58 AM »
That is exactly the one I have. In fact I am in the process of making a presentation
case fot my 1851 Navy .36
I suspected the South armement issue, would have been "bring what ever you can get "
Thanks for the detailed information.
Hewy
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