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Offline Bob Dwyer

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What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« on: February 11, 2021, 07:18:26 PM »
Hi, gents. Having recently come into purchase of a 1860 Army, I would like to purchase an inexpensive pistol flask. The flask and spout I use on my rifle are way too large, and I want to have one dedicated to the pistol. It does not have to be historically correct. Any suggestions from you gents?
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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 08:22:55 PM »
Bob, I have a small pistol flask very similar ti the one in our current header photo. It pours roughly 30 grains of 3F or Pyrodex P and works quite well. I believe Track of the Wolf carries a good assortment of pistol flasks.
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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 11:53:04 PM »
I got tired of original style flasks coming apart and got one of these back in the 80's. http://outfittersworld.com/cva-range-flask-5-oz-30-grain-spout-brass-ac1400/
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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2021, 10:55:16 AM »
I have one exactly like Hawg's. It works great for the range, and they're pretty inexpensive.
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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2021, 11:53:32 AM »
You are not limited to just that spout; you can get several with different capacities for other guns.

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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2021, 12:22:29 PM »
You are not limited to just that spout; you can get several with different capacities for other guns.

Yep, the ones like mine just screw off.
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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2021, 07:08:49 AM »
Here are what my flasks look like.

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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2021, 07:32:15 AM »
Here are what my flasks look like.

I had a couple of cheap ones like that original style. I guess I didn't take good enough care of them or was too rough with them. I got one small dent in them and they came apart at the seam.
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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2021, 07:47:27 AM »
Here are what my flasks look like.

I had a couple of cheap ones like that original style. I guess I didn't take good enough care of them or was too rough with them. I got one small dent in them and they came apart at the seam.
How unfortunate for you. I had mine a long time and used it in competition at the pre 1840 Rendezvous that I used to go to. A little sentimental value goes with mine.

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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2021, 12:53:12 PM »
I carry a silver plated example of this flask.  It is a heavy duty flask that I've been using for over 15 years.  JedediahStarr sells the silver plated version.

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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2021, 05:01:34 PM »
Here are what my flasks look like.

I had a couple of cheap ones like that original style. I guess I didn't take good enough care of them or was too rough with them. I got one small dent in them and they came apart at the seam.
How unfortunate for you. I had mine a long time and used it in competition at the pre 1840 Rendezvous that I used to go to. A little sentimental value goes with mine.

Yours is most likely a lot better quality than mine were.
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Re: What sort of flask for 1860 Army?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2021, 04:48:51 PM »
I been using the round CVA flask like the one Hawg Showed. I have three of the tall ones and two of the short ones, all with different load tubes. just depends on which gun I'm using at the time. Never had a problem with them, real easy to use. Befour someone says it I am careful with the powder I put in them, and never carry all of them at the same time.