My first hand made powder horn
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    Default My first hand made powder horn

    Done! Made the staples myself out of a coat hanger, flattened them, heated then up and put a twist in them. A little wood glue for some support and they tapped into the horn and wood base plug nicely. The base plug & spout I lightly torched for some age and color. A hand rubbed coat of linseed oil and shes done! Already hanging off my shooting bag. 100% sealed air tight including the staple that goes through the horn.




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    Nice horn! Looks like bison. That can be challenging in itself. I've done a few and always like the bison horn results best especially with Indian characteristics. Here's a link you should consider studying <http://www.hornguild.org> They're a bunch of very sharing nice guys. BTW, I live in Broomfield, CO. Any hints on ranges and buying real black powder. To date I haven't had much luck for either one. Take care.

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    Excellent.
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    Nice one. How is the cap held in place?

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    Yes, you did real good on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collectR View Post
    Nice one. How is the cap held in place?
    thanks fellers, i really am proud of it.

    The cap is epoxied into place, plus last night i finished putting the rest of the tiny brass nails into the horn/plug. I only have one installed in the current pics.

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    you did good my friend! it looks great, now go out and make some smoke with it!.

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    After you shoot black powder the residue on your hands will turn that tip darker and the horn will look even better....

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    is this horn posted on other sites?

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    yep

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    Very Nice Horn! I made a few. I used a brass screw-in cup hook for the thong attachment on the larger end of the horns. I sealed the plug end with wood glue and all is well.

    Webley

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    Good job. The one that I did I flattened. I also used the adjustable spout.
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