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    1849 Powder flask- Original?

    Im trying to gather some original accessories to display with my 1861 Model 1849 pocket and was wondering if this flask would be appropriate ? It appears to be original to me and in fairly good shape. What do you guys think?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Civil-War-E...53.m1438.l2649





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    It looks to match all the criteria of Rapley’s (manufactured, not cast head, etc). It is an earlier type more often seen with Baby Dragoons & early 1850’s Pocket Models. He referred to it as the “eagle on hummock” style, and the one in the auction would appear to be by a maker named Matthewman, rather than an import, though Colt used both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desron6 View Post
    It looks to match all the criteria of Rapley’s (manufactured, not cast head, etc). It is an earlier type more often seen with Baby Dragoons & early 1850’s Pocket Models. He referred to it as the “eagle on hummock” style, and the one in the auction would appear to be by a maker named Matthewman, rather than an import, though Colt used both.

    Thank you Sir! Sounds like it is a little early for my gun but, it sure looks good to me. I am trying to decide whether to buy it or not.





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    Yes it is early for your Pocket, you need the iron mold with iron sprue cutter and the newer eagle flask. An 1861 49er needs these:



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    Thanks fellows. I ended up buying this one which I think is period correct for my gun. It doesnt have the Colt Patent on it but, I only gave $200.00 for it.
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