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Offline Majorjoel

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Another Old Powder Horn
« on: March 31, 2014, 06:38:30 PM »
 A nice weekend find for my friend Rick Lorenzen.          
« Last Edit: May 13, 2020, 06:40:22 PM by rich pierce »
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Re: Another Old Powder Horn
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 06:41:38 PM »
              
« Last Edit: May 13, 2020, 06:40:45 PM by rich pierce »
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Re: Another Old Powder Horn
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 11:16:47 PM »
Great find. I never do get that lucky
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

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Re: Another Old Powder Horn
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 06:13:19 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Those old, plain, working man's horns are wonderful.

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Re: Another Old Powder Horn
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 05:18:46 AM »
Great pictures.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Another Old Powder Horn
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 02:22:07 AM »
 Joel,
        I have often seen the horn lug with a  hole protruding past the base plug, what are they used for? I just have never got around to finding out.

Cheers

Gordon
Keep yor  hoss well shod an' yor powdah dry !

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Re: Another Old Powder Horn
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 03:54:00 PM »
Joel,
        I have often seen the horn lug with a  hole protruding past the base plug, what are they used for? I just have never got around to finding out.

Cheers

Gordon

 That is where the strap was attached at one time, I suspect the pull was put on later in its life.

   Tim C.

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Re: Another Old Powder Horn
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 04:56:39 PM »
Thanks Tim for your reply. Sorry not to have responded to your question earlier Gordon. Many powder horns were made with "lobes" extending beyond the plug and were a natural place to attach strap ties. Many of these lobe's took a lot of abuse from daily use and were broken off or badly cracked and chipped. It is always nice to find an old horn still retaining it's original parts that it had been made and designed with!
Joel Hall

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Re: Another Old Powder Horn
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 09:33:08 PM »
Really nice find! Congrats.

Offline heelerau

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Re: Another Old Powder Horn
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2014, 02:24:32 PM »
Thanks you blokes for the information on the horn lugs.

Cheers

Gordon
Keep yor  hoss well shod an' yor powdah dry !