Is this a real Civil War Flask or a Reproduction

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I was pretty confident when I bought this at a flea market the other day, but now I'm not so sure. It is marked with a manufacturer's name, G & J.W Hawksley and another name that looks to say Bramb or Dramb, I'm not too sure. The man I bough it from said he got it from another dealer.
Does this flask look real or is it a reproduction/fake?

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#3
Welcome from the UK and from The First Bull Run/ Manassas Forum

As to your specific question I am sure one of our experts will be along shortly. All I will say is that powder flasks were on the way out by the time of the Civil War and while a few did find their way in to mostly Confederate service it was with weapons that the individual soldiers brought from home. Therefore I for one am always a bit dubious about 'Civil War powder horns'. As to whether yours is genuine I leave that to people like @ucvrelics
 

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Yes, it is an English Hawksley Flask, and in shotgun size, and shotgun Dram measurements for the powder charges. Hawksley made some exquisitely fancy flasks that were in the "Art" grade. Also, some of them have been reproduced as far back as some 40+ years ago. The flask shown is nice original flask, with no doubts about it. Well done!
J.
 
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Yes, it is an English Hawksley Flask, and in shotgun size, and shotgun Dram measurements for the powder charges. Hawksley made some exquisitely fancy flasks that were in the "Art" grade. Also, some of them have been reproduced as far back as some 40+ years ago. The flask shown is nice original flask, with no doubts about it. Well done!
J.
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