My faithful powder horn.

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My faithful powder horn.

Postby Aughnanure » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:14 am

Made this for personal use about thirty years ago.

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The whole picture


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Measure [45-70 case]


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Other side


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Plug


The pics are pretty much self explanatory but I'll follow
up with a post on some of the tricks in making a good
waterproof horn.
This one has been in a few creeks and been out in
heavy dew [due :oops: ] and rain, but has never let any moisture in.
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Re: My faithful powder horn.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:56 am

Nice looking piece of kit Eoin, :) :)
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Re: My faithful powder horn.

Postby Niner » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:36 am

Nice. Well done. "Real" powder horns can be quite valuable.
I've got one that I use mostly for decoration. I didn't make it. I bought it at a flea market. Once upon a time I thought about making one with the scrimshaw decoration showing some imaginary pioneer folk art. But.... never did it.
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Re: My faithful powder horn.

Postby Aughnanure » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:59 am

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Hope that it can be read.

A reamer for the spout can be filed up out of a bit of flat mild steel as the horn is easy to work.
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Re: My faithful powder horn.

Postby blackisler » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:07 pm

Thanks for the instructions , They are useful for anybody who wishes to try their hand at making their own horn
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