Title: British Royal Artillery Priming Horn, 5th Battalion
Date/Period: 1790 to First Quarter 19th Century, War of 1812
Measurement: Length: 7"
Material: Horn, brass
Condition: Fine, original
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 / 5 / 124” representing ROYAL REGIMENT of
ARTILLERY – 5th Battalion – C 83 [gunner’s number].
• 5th Foot, Canada [7 August 1814], Peninsula 1812-1814
• H. Phillott's Company, 5th Battalion RA Maritimes [June 1808]
• H. Trelawney's Company, 5th Battalion, RA Canada [August 1814] Peninsula