Quantcast

Powder Horn photos

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum:

Robby

62 Cal.
Joined
Apr 15, 2008
Messages
2,952
Reaction score
500
Location
NYSSR
The English don't seem too keen on using Horn to hold their powder, nothing wrong with that, but I was making my version of an English fowler and wondered what a man of means might request for a horn powder flask. This is what I came up with. Hey, poets get license, why shouldn't I?! HaH!
IMG_0353.jpeg

Inlaid a bit of silver on it.
Robby
 

toot

32 Cal.
Joined
May 9, 2013
Messages
1,921
Reaction score
658
I've only ever made one horn, but I salvaged an old original which gave me even more pleasure.

View attachment 47608

The pine butt plug is fastened in with square nails.
View attachment 47609

The butt plug and the end of the horn itself seem to have just been whittled out with a knife. From the old hole in the butt plug I suppose there was originally a way to attach a strap of some sort?
View attachment 47610

I just gave the butt plug and the plug-horn joint a coat of beeswax to seal the leaks, made a plug for the spout and took the old horn hunting. It's fun to carry in my shot pouch as a day horn.
View attachment 47612
Spence
it is great that you saved it. wonder how many of them found in the shape that it was get chucked?
Here’s one that Two Feathers made me.

Respectfully, Cowboy View attachment 47785
Two Feathers is an ARTISAN.
 

oreclan

32 Cal.
Joined
Sep 19, 2006
Messages
107
Reaction score
36
Location
Washington, PA
Made this for Dad, in his last year. He was from Clearfield Co. Pennsylvania, on the West Branch of the Susquehanna. I was born in Pittsburgh. Old family stories about our Clan's not so nice relations with the original inhabitants of Penn's Woods. And interactions with Geo III's troops.


View attachment 47280View attachment 47281
Really enjoy the Fort Pitt map horns. I have one by Sibley. I plan on making a bison powder horn like the one at Fort Pitt Museum.
 

Capnball

40 Cal
Joined
Sep 27, 2019
Messages
491
Reaction score
395
Location
Maryland
The English don't seem too keen on using Horn to hold their powder, nothing wrong with that, but I was making my version of an English fowler and wondered what a man of means might request for a horn powder flask. This is what I came up with. Hey, poets get license, why shouldn't I?! HaH!
View attachment 47918
Inlaid a bit of silver on it.
Robby
Like, like LIKETY LIKE LIKE
 

RB POWELL

45 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Feb 18, 2015
Messages
627
Reaction score
434
The English don't seem too keen on using Horn to hold their powder, nothing wrong with that, but I was making my version of an English fowler and wondered what a man of means might request for a horn powder flask. This is what I came up with. Hey, poets get license, why shouldn't I?! HaH!
View attachment 47918
Inlaid a bit of silver on it.
Robby
I like this horn a lot. Like the inlay. and scrimshaw. Unique! Congratulations
 

S.Kenton

58 Cal.
Joined
Feb 2, 2011
Messages
2,718
Reaction score
252
Location
Ohio, the land of the Shawnee
The English don't seem too keen on using Horn to hold their powder, nothing wrong with that, but I was making my version of an English fowler and wondered what a man of means might request for a horn powder flask. This is what I came up with. Hey, poets get license, why shouldn't I?! HaH!
View attachment 47918
Inlaid a bit of silver on it.
Robby
Robby you for sure have some serious talent!!
 

RB POWELL

45 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Feb 18, 2015
Messages
627
Reaction score
434
Yes, but it was not HC. Just for fun. Starting a banded horn right now. That should pass muster.
Interesting colors on it. The lower half runs from whites to a blue-grey, and then black at the tip. I have to dig something up for it from my bag of rings.
Pretty horn!
 

Ames

45 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Apr 15, 2016
Messages
2,197
Reaction score
1,451
Location
The horned toad says we should go to Mexico.
Interesting colors on it. The lower half runs from whites to a blue-grey, and then black at the tip. I have to dig something up for it from my bag of rings.
Ended up interesting when finished. Used a red oak base, charred and brushed back before a walnut stain. 2 rings with half circles cut.001 (1024x768).jpg008 (1024x768).jpg010 (1024x768).jpg The tip is water buffalo, threaded.
 

olskool

32 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Apr 17, 2018
Messages
474
Reaction score
392
Location
THE WOODS OF S.C.

Latest posts

Top