Superb Small 3way Powder Flask In Pistol Size By Dixon & Sons - Very Rare Size
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Superb Small 3way Powder Flask In Pistol Size By Dixon & Sons - Very Rare Size:
SUPERB very small 3-way pistol POWDER FLASK by Dixon & Sons - RARE in this size
Up for sale:
this charming small 3-way "pistol size" Powder Flask that has been made by the famous James Dixon & Sons factories from Sheffield.
3-Way powder flasks by Dixon are scarce but a tiny flask like this one is even rarer.
These flasks were used together with small pocket- or muff pistols and were often in a nice case.
Statistics: the overall length of the flask included spout is only 78 mm (3.1 Inches)!!!
The bottom part has a sliding cover which shows a receptacle for Percussion Caps. The top has a lidded compartment for ball.
The compartment has been made for lead balls with a diameter of approx. 12 mm to 14 mm.
THE PICTURED BALL AND CAPS ARE USED AS PROPS AND ARE NOT PART OF THE sale!
The lid has been beautifully decorated with a flower and the maker`s mark: J. DIXON & SONS - SHEFFIELD.
Ofcourse the 3rd compartment is for gunpowder.
CONDITION REPORT: the body is in SUPERB undamaged condition, only one tiny nick which is hardly visible with the naked eye.
The flask has been cleaned and traces of original laquer are visible near the collar and bottom compartment.
The spots and shadows that you see on the pictures are REFLECTIONS of the outdoors > these are no dents, the body is UNDENTED* see above.
The bottom receptacle cover is complete and in good mechanical condition.
All steel screws are original and undamaged > The screws of the spring and bullet compartment lid show ALL (100%) of their original blued finish!
The spring has about 90% of the stunning blued finsh. This spring is very strong.
The charging mechanism is complete (thumb piece, cut off lever etc.) and everything is working as new. There is some minor tarnish on the back of the thumb piece.
The lid of the bullet compartment has approx. 90% of the original gilded finish!
Enough for now! These tiny flasks are rare and this might be the only one you see for a long time so offer WITHCONFIDENCE!
You decide what this flask will be worth > it has a starting offer of only $ 0.99 !!!
There is PRICE! COMBINED SHIPPING IS POSSIBLE, SAVE SOME $ !
Payment within 3 days after end of sale!
Items will be shipped within 4 working days afterend ofsale.
Powderflaskhunter is a hobby based seller who is active since the year 2000.
I find great pleasure in finding nice & collectable items for my own colection and for resale.
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