Title: British Royal Artillery Priming Horn, 7th Battalion
Date/Period: 1790 to First Quarter 19th Century, War of 1812
Measurement: Length: 7"
Material: Horn, brass, missing one brass cap pin.
Condition:Fine, original; missing one brass cap pin.
Additional Information: This style was worn on cartridge pouch cross belts of gunners
and bombardiers through the first quarter of the 19th century. Brass spout and base, the
body made from the tip of a young bull’s horn. The base is engraved with concentric
rings, bullseye at center. Also “RRAB / 7 / 124” representing ROYAL REGIMENT of
ARTILLERY – 7th Battalion – 124 [gunner’s number]. The 7th Battalion was involved in
all major campaigns of the Napoleonic war and were known as the “GUNNERS”.
Regulars in British North America (Canada) at War's Declaration 1812: J. St. Clair's
Company, 7th Battalion, RA Maritimes [May 1809].