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A Colt powder and ball flask for automatically charging the Paterson No. 1 five shot cylinder; image courtesy of Greg Martin Auctions.;
Detail of Colt Paterson mark on combination powder and ball flask; image courtesy of Greg Martin Auctions.;
Detail of end of Colt powder and ball flask showing tapered brass tubes; image courtesy of Greg Martin Auctions.;
Detail of Colt powder and ball flask; image courtesy of Greg Martin Auctions.;

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Powder Flask; Colt, Paterson No 1, Combination Powder & Ball, 5 Shot.

A Paterson Colt combination powder and ball flask, for automatically charging the five shot cylinder of the No. 1 or Baby Paterson. Serial no. 35. The centerband with roll-engraved inscription, Patent Arms M'g. Co., Paterson, N-J Colt's Pt., with customary decorative terminals; copper body, with brass mounts; brass tapered tubes through which powder is automatically charged to chambers. Lead core to projectile chamber. ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item B179491
Category:  firearms & edged weapons    Origin:  New Jersey
Type:  powder horns & flasks    Year:  1835 - 1840

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