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Offline 2victor2

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Couple of old horns?
« on: March 03, 2023, 07:17:18 AM »
These came with a rifle I bought years ago. They looked old. But someone here would have more experience then me. Any thoughts or input would be helpful.

Marc.






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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2023, 03:48:48 PM »
 Nice early horns, can we see a shot of the plugs.

  Tim C.

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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2023, 08:30:11 PM »
Thanks for sharing the photos.  The carved decoration on the the spout of the bottom horn is sweet.

Kevin

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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2023, 09:09:53 PM »
Here are a couple of pics of the bottom plugs.




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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2023, 12:22:12 AM »
 Thanks, the two larger ones look like Pine to me, the smaller may be Maple. Does the screw you took out look hand made or machine made, have you taken the other out?

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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2023, 01:52:55 AM »
Hereís a pic of the screws. I didnít think much of the little horn. Kinda looked newer.


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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2023, 01:56:00 AM »
Just good, honest old horns. I love their simplicity and they remind me of the old working horns I saw as a youngster back in East Tennessee. Thanks for showing them.

J.B.

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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2023, 04:47:56 AM »
Victor, thank you for. bringing some new things to the Forum! Much appreciated. The two larger ones are just dandies. I am with you on the smaller one as I just don't care for black and white horns, and I don't think the they were the preferred color way back then. Still and all, the three make a nice collection. Thanks again.
Dick

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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2023, 11:30:57 AM »
What was the rifle they came with?  May or may not have been a connection for one of the larger ones?

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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2023, 06:54:37 PM »
The horns came with this rifle.




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Re: Couple of old horns?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2023, 10:02:55 PM »
The horns are very nice.  The subtle incised carving on the spout of that one is interesting.

The rifle is a beauty!

Notchy Bob
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