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Antique Navy Powder Flask Sloping Charger Colts Patent Copper Dixon & Sons Rare For Sale
Up for offer is the antique VERY RARE, Museum-Worthy "SLOPING CHARGER" U.S.NAVY BLACK POWDER FLASK, made in England for Dixon & Sons, circa the late 19th/early 20th century, as seen in the pictures / as described in the title. Excellent vintage condition with just one minor dent (see 6th & 7th pics). Otherwise, near mint condition withNO missing or broken parts norany other major defects whatsoever. Made entirely ofcopper & brass (only expection is the throat release, which is iron or steel). Body wears much of its original lacquer finish and has superb, finely agedpatina throughout, including some reallyoutstanding, thickverdigrisnear at neck / rim. Spout is included but covered in a silver toned, hardened material (non-ferrous ...perhaps lead?). I have no idea why it is like this (see last two pics for close-ups).Screws in/out smoothly andattaches snug/tight.Throat release/spring works like new with nice pressure. The tip is marked (incised)but the aforementioned substance is covering most of it. Only a "2" is visible. Looks like up to 3 more digits/letters could be covered.Frontbears many amazing images in highly intricate repousse with stunning relief detail. Amazing design and craftsmanship!From top tobottom: Crossed rifles, crossed pistols/handguns, "COLTS"over "PATENT",array of flags,side view of a cannon pointed left, 10 cannonballs,two anchors with ropelaying on theirsides, a long rod/skinny tool (don't know what it is) and a bayonette/dagger/knife. Back of body is blank/smooth with "MADE IN ENGLAND"over "DIXON & SONS" incised (very small) at top, near rim (see3rdpic for close-up).Being offered for saleAS-FOUND, completely uncleaned.Cosmetic condition is as clearly and accuratelyshown in the high-definition pictures provided. Please inspect all of them carefully. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or you money back ...no questions asked!
Measures7-1/8" talloverall, includingtip. Excluding tip, 6-1/4" tall x 3-5/16" wide x 1-1/2"deep/thick (at largest dimensions). Outer top rimis 1-15/32"in diameter.Spout alone is 1-1/4" tall x 11/32" diameterat lip. Weighs6.6 oz.
NOTE: Shipping cost included 'Signature Confirmation" and insurance. Guaranteed safe and very speedy delivery!
Please feel free to ask questions and/or request additional photographs. I will respond in a timely manner.
THE FINE PRINT:
* Payment is expected within 48 hours after purchased / won (at the very latest). Immediate payment is VERY MUCH appreciated ...but I will certainly understand if you need a few more days for whatever reason(s). Please just shoot me a message with a few details and when you will be able to make payment. If I do not hear from you within 48 hours, I reserve the right to cancel the transaction and re-list the item, at which point you will lose out and NOT be permitted to offer/buy again.
* Please offer / buy with confidence. I stand behind my items and your satisfaction determines my success. My return rate is less than 1/32 of a percent (that's approx. 3 returns per 1000 transactions!). This is a result of the great care I take in cleaning/sorting/organizing/testing, researching, photographing, describing, expertly packing and shipping EVERYTHING I sell. I am a very reasonable & genuine person. If you are as well, we will certainly not have any problems :)
* All of my sale items are pre-owned unless otherwise stated in sale title and/or description. I aim to provide more than an adequate amount of photographs and to describe the item(s) as accurately as possible.
* Please check my other listings, if you are interested in buying multiple items from my store, I will combine shipping to the best of my abilities. You pay just $1.33 (handling) on top of the actual cost to ship the items ...no matter how much you buy!
* I make EVERY effort to ship same day and would say I do about 95% of the time …If not same day, then absolutely 2nd day.
* INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: All taxes, tariffs and/or any additional cross border(s) postal fees (if applicable) shall be THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY to pay upon pickup/receipt of item(s). This remains the case even if free shipping is offered and/or if we were to come to an agreed "door-to-door" price. In other words, I will NEVER pay these fees. For more information on these fees (if you'll be required to pay, fee amount(s), etc.), please refer to your local governing customs authority. I WILL NOT lower the value of the purchased item(s) nor will I mark as 'gift' on the customs form. This is against the law ...so please don't ask. The answer will be no (sorry).
* Pictures are of the actual item being saleed, unless otherwise noted in description above.
* Questions regarding condition and like inquires are welcomed and answered promptly. Please refer to manufacturer's websites for product specifications. Sadly, I am not an expert on everything I sell ...so doing a quick Google search on your own is a quicker way to find out technical specs, product compatibility, etc.
* Additional photos can always be provided upon request.
* Your response rating is important to me. Please contact me first if you are unhappy with your purchase to discuss the issue and work towards an amicable solution.
* For payments I accept PayPal only.
* I strive to use recycled shipping materials whenever possible. I collect boxes from local stores that I frequent and am always on the lookout for miscellaneous packing materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Not only does this save me money, but that savings trickles down to you, all the while doing our environment a service!
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On May-23-13 at 16:07:36 PDT, seller added the following information:
VIA OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, I HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THIS FLASK IS A VINTAGE REPRODUCTION (most likely from the early to mid 20th century) ...NOT AN ANTIQUE. PLEASE offer ACCORDINGLY. SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION.
THANK YOU KINDLY TO ALL WHO TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE AND SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE SO FREELY. I SINCERELY APPRECIATE IT!! -Shawn
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Antique Navy Powder Flask Sloping Charger Colts Patent Copper Dixon & Sons Rare: $395