Leather Bottles were commonly used to carry the lead balls fired from muskets and flintlock rifles. The two sides of this bottle were shaped over a wooden form before being sewn together. The wooden stopper was turned on the wood lathe.
The bottle measures 4″ tall and 3 1/2″ wide. The leather strap is 16″ long but could easily be replaced with a neck strap. It easily holds 40 .50 caliber lead round balls.