US Krutthorn (Identifisering)

av Tempo, Hordaland, onsdag 7. oktober 2009, kl. 16:48 (3023 dager siden)

[image]Hei.

Jeg lurte på om noen vet hvilket våpen dette krutthornet ble brukt til.
Ca alder og ca verdi?

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US Krutthorn

av Øyvind F. ⌂ @, Bergen, onsdag 7. oktober 2009, kl. 17:25 (3023 dager siden) @ Tempo

Kruttflaska di er – dersom den er original – en amerikansk militær kruttflaske fra tiden før den amerikanske borgerkrigen, kanskje så tidlig som andre halvdel av 1830-tallet. På grunn av håndtrykket kalles disse flaskene ofte «peace flasks». Jeg mener de ble produsert fra 1837. Du kan lese mer her: http://armscollectors.com/mgs/peace_flasks.htm

Disse flaskene ble brukt med datidens amerikanske musketter, som f.eks. .54 kaliber US Model 1841 «Mississippi»-rifler og tidlige .58 kaliber Springfield-musketter.

Den er nok verdt noen hundre dollar. Finner du noen merker på den? Årstall?

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Bøker jeg har skrevet.

US Krutthorn

av Tempo, Hordaland, torsdag 8. oktober 2009, kl. 18:23 (3022 dager siden) @ Øyvind F.

Har sjekket på nettet og det er en Zouave peace Flask (.58 cal)
Har funnet mange bilder av Italienske kopier til salgs men bare bilde av en original. Den befant seg av alle plasser i Sverge.

The 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, "Duryée's Zouaves," was one of the most renowned fighting regiments of the American Civil War. Their colorful Zouave uniform, precise maneuvers, effectiveness in combat and steady bearing under fire, won them universal respect and recognition. "I doubt whether it had an equal," General George Sykes said of the 5th New York, "and certainly no superior among all the regiments of the Army of the Potomac." Many observers considered the 5th New York to be the best-drilled volunteer unit in the Federal Army. In addition to a casualty list that totalled 211 dead out of 1,508 men borne on the rolls, nine of its soldiers attained the rank of general -- five the full rank, and four by brevet.


The original Zouaves were native North African troops serving in the French Army in the 1830s. They wore distinctive uniforms. The uniforms usually consisted of a fez and turban, very baggy pants, a vest, a short jacket that was cut away from the top with only one button or clasp at the throat and a sash. They also wore leggings. The uniforms were usually brightly colored and had much trim and/or braid and many brass buttons on them.

These soldiers fought in North Africa for French interests. Later Zouaves fought in the Crimea and Italy in the 1850s. These troops were well trained and disciplined and were famous for great feats on the battlefield, and often mischief and rowdiness off the battlefield.

Prior to the US Civil War, "Zouave fever" spread to America. The colorful uniforms and fancy drill caught on with many city's militia units. This was particularly true after Col. Elmer Ellsworth took his Chicago Zouave Cadets on a tour of North America, challenging militia units to drill competition.

The 72nd Pennsylvania wore a modified Zouave uniform, with Chausseur pants and jackets with little fancy trim. Their trademark was their vest and leggings.

By the end of the Civil War most Zouave uniforms had disappeared due to the Army not wanting to replace them. There were however units that maintained the Zouave uniforms throughout the war, and actually were given Zouave uniforms to recognize the bravery of the unit.

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