A scarce brass mounted British gunner’s cow horn priming flask
Firearms,Cannon, Powderflasks and Accessories
A scarce brass mounted British gunner’s cow horn priming flask, late 18th century. The brass end cap is deeply engraved “R.A.A 10B 597” (for Royal Regiment of Artillery, 10th Battalion, No 597). The nozzle is fitted with a wrap around spring for the charger lever, there are two brass suspension rings. These flasks were used to prime the pans and vents of cannon, and contained finer powder than the charge.
Overall length 6¼" (16cms)
See R. Riling "The Powder Flask Book" 1953 No. 96 for a similar flask.