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Thread: Gun Powder Flask

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    Gun Powder Flask

    I started reading the Vintage Powder Cans post, and realized I do have something to contribute or at least something some may want to see.

    I've had this Powder Can so a good number of years now. It has sat on my shelf and I never really give it much thought. Just a nice addition to the reloading area.

    It's in great condition. Clean inside, could be used again tomorrow. Really has only two moving parts. The knurled knobs for adding Powder to the Can and for adding Powder to the gun. Thought you may want to see it.

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    Pressman's Avatar
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    In the Gopher State of Minnesota
    I have one of those, bought it in a surplus store in South Dakota in 1972. It's an oil can. For? I forgot?

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    Boolit Master

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    NE West Virginia
    Is there a name or something written in the middle of the last picture?

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    Boolit Master Moleman-'s Avatar
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    SW Michigan next to a winter wheat field
    Looks like a 1919/1917 Browning oil can
    350 Legend, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Aww, Thanks Winchester!

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    No there's no writing on the can. That's just some gunk that been there to long. Does look like writing though.
    Oil wonder it's so clean inside.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    It's an oil can WWII for 45 auto, called a squad can.

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    Well, this is great news. It goes perfect with my M1 Garand Oil/Cleaning Rod kit. I like to have the complete sets of equipment issued with a weapon if possible.
    Now I'll start looking for Luger and P38 issued eguipment.
    Thank you for the clarification.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check