Sale Pending – All of this was found in an old farm house in Harrison County, Indiana, that was scheduled to be demolished. My friend was on the wrecking crew and rescued the collection before they took the house down. It was all found together and is in “as found” condition. The strap of the hunting bag was replaced with harness leather during period of use. Tied to the strap is the remnant of a cane powder measure. Found inside the bag was patching material that shows evidence of being cut at the muzzle, a ball mold of about .32 caliber, a small priming horn with some scrim work, a rusted tin of caps and 5 pieces of large bird quill. With the bag was a larger powder horn with an iron repair and some scrim that has mostly worn away. The horn appears to still have powder in it. Also found with the bag were 2 metal powder flasks. The smaller flask was made by American Flask and Cap Co. It is identified as number 619 or 627 in Riling’s book depending on the top valve. The larger flask is by Hawksley. Riling says this flask (#662) is a “true violin shape” and is “scarce”. Noted bag maker and expert on antique hunting bags, Joe Mills, inspected the collection at this year’s Lake Cumberland Show. Based on the size of the bag and the presence of the priming horn Joe believes this bag to be an early one and used for many years, as shown by the in-use repair. More pictures and discussion of the collection may be seen on the ALR forum at http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=55322.0 This collection is $500. plus shipping, or can deliver to the CLA Show. Sale Pending.
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