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Offline Panzerschwein

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Pre-French and Indian Horns?
« on: January 22, 2022, 06:34:24 AM »
Well hi. I am having a Fusil de Chasse being built for me, and a, just curious about what kinds of horns would be appropriate for such usage in the 1730-1750 period? I am thinking of an explorer around the Fort de Charters area in Illinois pre or early French & Indian.

I’m looking to buy a horn but don’t have much to go on as far as features and how they would’ve looked in the time. Plain or skrimshawed, size, decoration, etc. Hoping some veterans can help a younger guy here, hope I am worthy.

-Panzer
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Offline rich pierce

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Re: Pre-French and Indian Horns?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2022, 02:37:05 PM »
You can’t go wrong with a very large, plain horn with a domed pine plug with a staple in it. 3” wide across the butt and 14-16” along the curve.
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Re: Pre-French and Indian Horns?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2022, 07:14:28 PM »
You can’t go wrong with a very large, plain horn with a domed pine plug with a staple in it. 3” wide across the butt and 14-16” along the curve.

Thanks, Rich!