Complete deer embossed powder flask and other relics

lenmac65

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I searched a wooded area that used to be a farm homestead this past Sunday. My favorite find was this complete powder flask with an embossed image of a deer on both sides. It is only about 5 1/2 inches long, so I suspect it is for a pistol or small game rifle. I doubt this is a dropped modern reproduction, so I am guessing 1850s to 1870s. Also found a large, mostly complete crotal bell with pedal designs on the lower half (1700s or early 1800s?), a couple buttons, including a small shiny tombac, several small buckles, a Melba compact, and a couple wheat pennies. The obscene looking item is a ball tip for a Hames horse harness, while the other object might be a brake handle tip or something similar. Happy hunting and good luck out there.
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Jorgeke

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I searched a wooded area that used to be a farm homestead this past Sunday. My favorite find was this complete powder flask with an embossed image of a deer on both sides. It is only about 5 1/2 inches long, so I suspect it is for a pistol or small game rifle. I doubt this is a dropped modern reproduction, so I am guessing 1850s to 1870s. Also found a large, mostly complete crotal bell with pedal designs on the lower half (1700s or early 1800s?), a couple buttons, including a small shiny tombac, several small buckles, a Melba compact, and a couple wheat pennies. The obscene looking item is a ball tip for a Hames horse harness, while the other object might be a brake handle tip or something similar. Happy hunting and good luck out there. View attachment 2066223 View attachment 2066224 View attachment 2066225
Woowww

That powder flask is amaizing

Congrats.
 

Digger RJ

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I searched a wooded area that used to be a farm homestead this past Sunday. My favorite find was this complete powder flask with an embossed image of a deer on both sides. It is only about 5 1/2 inches long, so I suspect it is for a pistol or small game rifle. I doubt this is a dropped modern reproduction, so I am guessing 1850s to 1870s. Also found a large, mostly complete crotal bell with pedal designs on the lower half (1700s or early 1800s?), a couple buttons, including a small shiny tombac, several small buckles, a Melba compact, and a couple wheat pennies. The obscene looking item is a ball tip for a Hames horse harness, while the other object might be a brake handle tip or something similar. Happy hunting and good luck out there. View attachment 2066223 View attachment 2066224 View attachment 2066225
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

Oldrvrrat57

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I searched a wooded area that used to be a farm homestead this past Sunday. My favorite find was this complete powder flask with an embossed image of a deer on both sides. It is only about 5 1/2 inches long, so I suspect it is for a pistol or small game rifle. I doubt this is a dropped modern reproduction, so I am guessing 1850s to 1870s. Also found a large, mostly complete crotal bell with pedal designs on the lower half (1700s or early 1800s?), a couple buttons, including a small shiny tombac, several small buckles, a Melba compact, and a couple wheat pennies. The obscene looking item is a ball tip for a Hames horse harness, while the other object might be a brake handle tip or something similar. Happy hunting and good luck out there. View attachment 2066223 View attachment 2066224 View attachment 2066225

Incredible. A complete one of those is high on my bucket list!
 

Lenrac2

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Gorgeous powder flask! Congrats!!
 

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