Powder Flasks

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Powder flasks and powder horns were made to hold the gunpowder used in antique firearms. A powder horn is lightweight, spark-proof, and should be waterproof if made well. The early examples were made of horn or wood; later ones were of copper or brass. Powder flasks are listed here. For more information, explore our identification guides for gunpowder flasks, metal, and pewter

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