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Powder horn
« on: August 24, 2020, 12:46:07 PM »
Hi,

It is said to come from a collector who collected Indian Americana so my question is, can that be true....
I should really appreciate your opinions about this one....

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Offline Dale Halterman

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 02:48:17 PM »
Can you give us some dimensions so we can get an idea of the size? It looks too small to be a powder horn to me.

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 05:42:33 PM »
The only measurement I got is Height 14 cm....
I only got interested when it should be Indian Americana so to speak but I guess, it is impossible to say only by looking on pictures...

Thank you so very much for taking the time to answer.

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Offline Brokennock

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 09:06:48 PM »
Can someone explain to this dope, me, how the bulbous end is sealed off, what appears to be naturally?
It looks like the horn grew this way, but that seems to be the wrong end.

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 11:00:21 PM »
How certain are we about it actually being from north America, and not Scandinavia somewhere?


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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2020, 08:23:30 AM »
How certain are we about it actually being from north America, and not Scandinavia somewhere?
Ez

That is the big question.... :D

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2020, 02:59:11 PM »
 Is that a horn or a gourd? How long is it, I'm wondering how it was carried, don't see a place for a strap. Are we sure it is even a Powder horn? I would think the stopper would have some carbon on it from the powder.

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2020, 03:22:29 PM »
The only measurement I got is lenght 14 cm.... and it seems to be horn....
No, I must admit that I am not sure of anything.... I am just going on the information which is not much from the seller and therefore I am going to the expertise on this forum and I am really grateful for every answer I can get...

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Hombre

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2020, 11:52:25 PM »
Well, it doesn’t appear to have a plug in the end, so not part of a horn.  My guess would be a small gourd of some kind.
Maybe a primer?
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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2020, 01:04:41 AM »
   14cm is that about 5 1/2"? Not much powder there, anybodies guess.

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2020, 04:45:31 PM »
Its a gourd. At one time I had a friend who grew them for sale at events. Eastern Indians used them for nearly all types of containers.
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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2020, 05:42:36 AM »
Priming gourd. Used to hold a small amount of 4FFFFg powder to prime the pan.

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 05:30:24 PM »
One thing to keep in mind is horn and gourd were used for many functions throughout history. So it may not be a muzzleloading related item at all. 

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Re: Powder horn
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2020, 03:16:55 AM »
Maybe it's a darning ball for mitten fingers?  James Levy
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