My new bag and horn

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  1. Mar 26, 2019 #1

    Lobo

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    This is a small/medium engraved horn on a braided strap and a very well made bag that is 7"X 6.5". I bought them separately at the Living History Show in Kalamazoo just recently. They will go good with my Jud Brennan .36 squirrel rifle (Slim Girl) I'm left handed, my gun is LH and my bag & horn is left side carry.

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    That looks like a great set. I like the color of the leather very much. I hope you get a lot of service from the combination.:cool:
     
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    That's what drew me to the bag, the leather has a rich color and I liked the size also
     
  4. Mar 26, 2019 #4

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    Ye dun gud. Both very pretty. But I wouldn't depend on that little string to keep the horn on. No fun coming out of the woods only to discover your horn is gone.:eek:
     
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    Very nice horn & bag.
     
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    Looks good.
    I'd replace the strap on the horn with leather and a buckle...
     
  7. Mar 26, 2019 #7

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    I like it a lot! Very nice!
    Here is mine: The brass tool in the short starter holder on bag strap is for my Cock Screw hole tool I made. See bottom picture. The possibles bag is The Leatherman Trapper model with optional red heart and all leather strap, it is 9" X 8". The powder horn is Scott & Cathy Sibley AWI 18th century, Scrimshaw includes date Aug: 1779, Liberty on banner, initials GW on last step of horn, stars, and "Chicken" Eagle, brass red star on end plug.
    Powder horn strap is natural hemp, woven and hand sewn leather end and horn straps. I like the white agate, it is easier on my frizzen than the English black flints, sparks just as well, I will use English black for SAR reenactments though. I have been tuning the lock. Frizzen spring is at 3 pounds now, down from 4lbs. 8oz. when I started. De-burred all internals, polished screws, holes, all metal to metal contact areas. Much, much, much slicker now. To my surprise the lock needed a lot of work. The deeper I got into it, the more burrs and misalignments I found. The cock is still at 12 pounds, the main spring gets tuned next. I will take it down to no more than 10 pounds, 9 would we ideal. Oh, I will add a hemp string tie to the powder horn fill/charge spout plug. It's on the way in the mail. Green hemp twine.
    I replace the factory 1766 frizzen screw with a 1777 from Dixie, it was about 3/32" longer than the original, but it was perfect for screwing all the way in to bottom the threads. You could not do that with the original screw, and the frizzen cam was riding on threads, and the screw could work it's way tighter, or loser. Not now, it's going to stay put!
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  8. Mar 27, 2019 #8

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    Several of my horns have a leather strap and buckle. I may change this one later but for now I like the color of the strap and how the rig looks together

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    That first NEW horn looks like some of Frank Houses work? Beautiful!
     
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    Great looking gear!
     
  11. Apr 9, 2019 #11

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    I remember drooling over that horn on Track’s site, very nice!
     
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    Sweet.

    And so you are entitled.

    I have woven fabric straps on my bag and one horn because they were made for me by nice folks (Swampy, Ed Wilde, Ted Reese and Horner75) and that mean more to me than a plain leather strap ever could - though I use those on horns frequently. I really don't give a damn if it is 100% period correct and no one should have to if that's not what they're after. Sometimes the memories are better than the pretends.
     
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    Good looking rig, I always like it when I see a lock on the right side of a firearm.
     
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    I love the way it looks too! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The strap is a perfect match for the lighter color of your horn! I really like your spike hawk in th second picture too!
     
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    Love everything about that pictures, but the colour of your muzzleloader stock looks like green. Could you give me some info on the finish
     
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    Nice looking set up. A-1.
    Please don't take this observation wrong. I'm just curious. I've seen your set up (left handed- left carry) over and over. I'm right handed, left carry. Why? 3/4 lb. of powder on the same side as my lock. Makes me a wee bit nervous to have that powder on the same side, especially if I have to crouch to get off a shot at a whitetail. That crouch may bring the horn less than a foot from the pan. I know. A bit overcautious perhaps. But I sleep better knowing its on my far side.
    Once again, great looking setup.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2019 #17

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    I carry my horn on my right side and I am right handed. Because when I shoot my bag is behind my body from the muzzle and clear of the vent.
     
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    Very nice, Lobo. Great looking bag and horn!
     
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    I'm with Stumpkiller. With the horn and pouch on my right side, right handed shooter, my body puts the horn behind me. If my horn is on the left side, the tip of the horn is pointing toward the lock and not blocked by my body.
     
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    I would use something better than the twine to secure the strap to that nice horn.
    Leather boot lace material would be a better alternative. Get the heaviest you can find. Would be a shame to lose that beautiful in the weeds or leaves in the woods if something broke.
    Spring for the better material I mentioned like you did for the rest of that beautiful outfit.
     
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