Powder Horn Sources?

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    Smokey Plainsman

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    Guys where’s a good place to buy a powder horn? I post a WTB ad on here but it hasn’t gotten many hits. Are there any websites that sell them? I know there’s eBay but I’m seeing a whole lot of sketchy Chinese water buffalo horns and don’t like the style. That and a bunch of “revolutionary war” “vintage” horns in god knows what state.

    Thanks in advance yall. Looking for a plain medium sized one. Thanks!

    -Smokey
     
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    Capt. Jas.

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    Tim Crosby on ALR probably has 50-75 ready to go right now.
     
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    Tell us what style you are looking for. Some of us make a lot of horns.;)
     
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    My medium size horn is still available. You have pictures.
     
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    I have a small blank if you’d like to try your hand at making your own?
     
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    Found a large horn in a pawn shop.
     
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    I’ve actually seen them
    Lately on letgo... all sorts of different ones.
     
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    Just a plain horn, maybe a flat based one. Medium side, not too big, not too small, just right.
     
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    The ever difficult to find ‘Goldilocks’ horn.
     
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    Perhaps I am being too picky! I’d prefer to keep it on the medium size, but can do a large horn too. It’s just that I have a .40 and don’t feel a great need to lug around a pound of powder in a great big horn...
     
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    Are we talking about a all-ready-made horn as in the finished product or a blank horn that you can finish by yourself and receive hours of pleasure?
     
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    013 (800x600).jpg Flat. Plain and simple. Natural colors. Medium size, should carry a half pound of FFF.
     
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    Ames is showing a very nice horn. At 1/2 pound, that would be about 100 35 grain charges for your 40 caliber rifle or about 60 loads of 60 grains. If I needed a horn that size, I would be starting a conversation to find out a possible price.
     
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    Nice horn Ames.
     
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    Horns are not of ample supply as they were around here. We have a small community con flab once a year on one of the homesteads. This year I saw gourds, wooden, some leather covered powder containers, even one plastic bottle covered with rat hide. I know it doesn't seem authentic, especially the plastic, but I only know what I see in old linotypes and read what was supposed to be authentic, I wasn't there. I like the out of the box, homemade solutions to problems, sure some are very crude, but functionable. My first powder horn was one I got at a local butcher shop, not really exceptional, but worthy. I finished it down with a broken glass scraper from an old fruit jar and a borrowed drill, carved the plugs with a Barlow knife ( that was back when they were actually Barlow's).
    I have hardly found any store bought horn or other accruements that I want because of looky. That being said, there is some beautiful work that comes out of the store and craftsman's shop, but if I were to purchase a scrimshawed horn or a finely decorated bag, I would feel like it was a personal art that really wasn't my own. However crude my own would be. If a person can't find what they are looking for at the moment, finagle something else to serve the purpose and fine tune it with practical use until something better comes around, such as that perfect horn.
    My most humble apologies if my opinion offended anyone.
     
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    Smokey....when shopping you might want to look at "larger" priming horns....sometimes those are just the right sized DAY horn at 8" or 9" around the outside curve. Or look at Flat Horns. Also, when placing an order, you can ask for the "smaller" sizes of regular powder horns. Clearly a person making one for you would do that, but even if you order from places like ToTW, etc. they will sort through colors and sizes they have on hand to get as close as possible to what you are looking for.
     

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