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Offline Salkehatchie

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Interesting Leather...powder horn?
« on: July 13, 2023, 03:49:03 PM »
First post in a while, lots of things have passed under the bridge.

Anyway, right now on an un-named major on-line auction site there is a round black leather item.  About 5.5" x 1" x 1" with a wooden plug and leather strap.  It is stitched.  I searched under..."vintage black powder horn".

Was going to post a url but not sure if it is allowed.  Some sites do not allow such.

Question.

What the heck is that?  :o

Offline Longknife

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Re: Interesting Leather...powder horn?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2023, 03:55:55 PM »
Probably shot pouch.
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Re: Interesting Leather...powder horn?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2023, 04:37:56 PM »
First post in a while, lots of things have passed under the bridge.

Anyway, right now on an un-named major on-line auction site there is a round black leather item.  About 5.5" x 1" x 1" with a wooden plug and leather strap.  It is stitched.  I searched under..."vintage black powder horn".

Was going to post a url but not sure if it is allowed.  Some sites do not allow such.

Question.

What the heck is that?  :o

 Go ahead and post the link, no rule against it here.

   Tim C.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2023, 07:02:51 PM by Tim Crosby »


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Re: Interesting Leather...powder horn?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2023, 03:30:47 PM »
Ball bag?  Interesting "primitive" construct.  Possibly pig skin strap.  Any skuffing or color inside that might provide a hint of for use?  Nice.

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Re: Interesting Leather...powder horn?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2023, 08:08:58 PM »
That little leather case could have housed about anything, even a set of dice or small tool. It's different shape, wide mouth, and construction make me think it may have had no connection to black powder shooting, and had a different intended use.

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Re: Interesting Leather...powder horn?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2023, 03:10:50 PM »
Good follow up posts guys.

And for sure, could have been used for "anything". 

Maybe one of these days will try something like it for myself.  8)

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Re: Interesting Leather...powder horn?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2023, 08:47:21 PM »
 In my experience a leather powder horn is a good companion for a wicker canoe, because neither one keeps the water out. My guess is itís either a ball bag, or a shot bag.

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