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Offline Hurricane ( of Virginia)

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"Risser" signed original Horn
« on: July 01, 2016, 05:49:48 PM »
Looking for any information thoughts, etc about this horn/ maker, please
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2020, 09:45:33 PM by rich pierce »

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Re: "Risser" signed original Horn
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 07:41:41 PM »
Nothing on the maker but I really like the horn.  Very simple style.  The letters look like they were done with single stamp dies. 

With the exception of the rear plug the design looks like a couple of originals I have. 

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Re: "Risser" signed original Horn
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 07:44:32 PM »
I would question that Risser was the maker.  This very likely could be Risser, his horn.
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Re: "Risser" signed original Horn
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 08:04:00 PM »
Interesting thought, Rob. Sellers does not list a Risser as a gunmaker. Other reasons one would have a stamp to personally identify "your own"  horn other than  a maker?
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Re: "Risser" signed original Horn
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 09:28:57 PM »
In years past, folks would stamp their personal tools with their name or initials. My bet is an owner stamped his name on his property in this case his powder horn.

I could be wrong.

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Re: "Risser" signed original Horn
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 10:25:23 PM »
contacted Art DeCamp: "not familiar'.    Owner maybe correct.

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Re: "Risser" signed original Horn
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 10:47:23 PM »
If it were a gunsmiths stamp, I would assume they would both say Risser, but since the second stamp
says Riss, it leads me to think the letters were placed one at a time.  Unless of course the curve of the plug
dome caused the stamp to miss the last 2 letters.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2016, 10:48:27 PM by Shreckmeister »
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

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Re: "Risser" signed original Horn
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2016, 01:35:01 AM »
Is it possible that a single stamp was used for the bottom strike too, but due to the curve of the cap it wouldn't leave an imprint? So next try the guy moved it to a flat part of the cap and "viola"...
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Re: "Risser" signed original Horn
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2016, 04:56:06 AM »
  I'm with Rick on this but what is the second word or phrase?

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