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My (new) old powder horn
« on: August 10, 2020, 09:14:10 PM »
The antique powder horn I bought recently finally got here today.  :applaud

The horn has more cracks than I was expecting (four cracks instead of the one I was told about), plus a hole in the horn (near the base plug) which is probably from bugs eatin' on it.

This powder horn is beginin' to look like it'll need some beeswax/pine tar, and a full-length rawhide repair in order to be put back into service again.





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Re: My (new) old powder horn
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 10:19:17 PM »
Nice, do you know where the horn was from originally?
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Re: My (new) old powder horn
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 10:55:34 PM »
All of those cracks, it may have to end up a wall hanger?

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Re: My (new) old powder horn
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 11:27:55 PM »
Nice, do you know where the horn was from originally?

Unfortunately the place of this horn's origin is "unknown",.... I bought the powder horn from a fella in Pennsylvania.  :bl th up
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Re: My (new) old powder horn
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 11:36:54 PM »
All of those cracks, it may have to end up a wall hanger?

There is a chance the horn might end up as a wall hanger,.... unless I can render it air-tight with some traditional repairs.

Once the horn is fully encased in rawhide and is air-tight, it can be used (again) for many more years.  :bl th up
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Re: My (new) old powder horn
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2020, 07:10:56 PM »
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That's REALLY rustic -  :applaud
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