Civil War Era Leather Shot Flask - Ca. 1810-1840's. Brown leather bodied shot flask, which contained and dispersed small lead shot, or gun-powder for muskets. Made from two-pieces of leather sewn together to form an elongated oval. Leather is sturdy and seams are tight. The spout is carved from a piece of pine and the leather neck of the pouch retains traces of whipped cord. The pouch is full of shot. The stopper is carved from pine. Very nice example. Measures approximately 5 7/8 inches without stopper and 7 1/8 with stopper.
Inventory Number: FIR 024