... flask of fine priming powder, a leather bullet pouch, and about six lengths of 4 foot slow match hung from the gunnera#39;s belt. ... With the introduction of corned powder, serpentine powder remained in use for priming. ... Fastened to the flask it could not be lost, opened by the thumb pressure it was easier and faster than the manual stopper. ... The flask tilted, a finger over the nozzle, then open the gate to fill the nozzle with powder, made this both a powder measurer and a powder carrier.
|Title||:||The Powder Flask|