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Author Topic: This old horn  (Read 511 times)

Offline ridjrunr

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This old horn
« on: August 20, 2013, 03:23:04 AM »
Once again,I was fortunate to run across a couple of "oldies" while on vacation.
The little one was picked up in N.MO at a shop and the other two just outside of
Milwaukee. These all were displayed in glass cases but also very reasonable in price,IMO.
The fat one is, I believe, an unfinished horn,some scrim and no butt plug and female threads cut at the spout!
The long skinny one has nice clean aging to it,simple and well balanced. I am convinced this is the oldest one by far.
The primer may or may not be old. There is brass hardwhare on the butt plug that is a shape that I believe is modern but it could have been added in recent yrs.? It does have a mild patina and whare to it.
Discussion welcome and appreciated.
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Re: This old horn
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 07:41:59 AM »
Nice find! I have an old one I got in yard sale box. Amazingly, it had burn mark on butt end to the point of cracking it. Must have been totally empty of powder when it got burned, or I wouldn't own it today! Too bad old horns can't talk.
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Re: This old horn
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 11:52:16 AM »
Not sure about the female threads, but do you think the fatty could've been a blowin' horn?
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Re: This old horn
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 11:56:56 AM »
Could be Riley,if it had a screw in mouthpiece. I haven't studied blowing horns much and don't know if there are any books on the subject.? Something to look into though.
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Re: This old horn
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 01:12:22 AM »
Quote from: "Riley/MN"
Not sure about the female threads, but do you think the fatty could've been a blowin' horn?

I don't know hardly anything about horns, but female threads and the thought of a blowing horn makes good sense to me.

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