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Lot 235
Six Powder- And Shot-Flasks, Seven Bullet Moulds, And A Flintlock Trap Gun
Sold for £900 (US$ 1,511) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Six Powder- And Shot-Flasks, Seven Bullet Moulds, And A Flintlock Trap Gun
All 19th Century
The first comprising a brass-mounted three-way pistol flask, the copper body embossed with vertical lines of beadwork, a naval gunner's flask, formed from a section of polished cowhorn with brass muzzle, and later brass tap, wooden base-plug, and later threaded stopper, a James Dixon gun flask, with bag-shaped body covered in black leather (damaged), and adjustable white-metal nozzle, a gun flask with embossed bag-shaped body, and two leather shot-flasks; the second comprising a brass rifle mould for casting conical and round bullets, and stamped 'No. 12', another, for casting conical bullets and stamped 'Holland & Holland 500' (some bruising), a steel rifle mould for casting conical bullets, and four steel moulds each for casting a conical bullet; the last with belled iron barrel entirely enclosed within a green-painted wooden housing retained by iron bands, trip-wire mechanism (lock missing), pivoting iron peg-mount, and iron ramrod (14)
11.4 cm. and 49 cm.
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