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Old March 22, 2018, 01:45 PM   #51
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Ok just got a email back from Tom Slater. He specializes in this type of history and he said. “It is a very nice horn and obviously authentic” he went on saying he’s not seeing anything military related to the horn so he believes it would be a civilian horn. Then he gave me the name of another place in Cincinnati that would be able to help me get it into a collectors hand. Since he didn’t feel it was military related it wouldn’t meet their price on the low end.

And this is one of the biggest auction houses in the US. Located just north of me in Chicago IL.
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Old March 22, 2018, 06:07 PM   #52
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Muzzle Blasts is the magazine of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association located in Friendship, Indiana.

There were professional horners who carved and then scrimshawed horns. There were also soldiers who engaged in trench art. Your horn appears to be the latter both in term of sculpting of the horn as well as quality of the scrimshaw. This doesn't detract from it.

Was your family here during the French and Indian War (1755-60) or Pontiac's Rebellion (1763)? You may want to identify your ancestor then and have second thoughts about getting rid of a family heirloom.
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Old March 22, 2018, 06:12 PM   #53
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Sorry for my lack of knowledge in the gun dept. ;( well the wife tried to add some more pictures but it wouldn’t let her sign into my acct:/ I’ll try again later on. Thank you guys for the help and I’ll update you guys when I here more
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Old March 22, 2018, 07:42 PM   #54
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Here's a link to see more pics of the horn:

https://imgur.com/a/Rzq5k
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Old March 22, 2018, 07:50 PM   #55
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Man thank you so much!!
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Old March 22, 2018, 08:00 PM   #56
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Drob were you able to pick anything else up on the horn?
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Old March 22, 2018, 08:05 PM   #57
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True on he civilian theory. Most carving/drawing by military members tends to picture military scenes (marching troops, flag poles, barracks, cannon, etc.)

The horn has seen a lot of use and may have been "restored" at one time. Areas of the outer layer are missing, where it split and peeled off. (Horns are built up by nature in layers; the original maker would have made sure the outer layer extended fully down to cover the end block.)

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Old March 22, 2018, 08:16 PM   #58
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That makes some sense thank you!
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Old March 22, 2018, 08:20 PM   #59
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After "Hen" is that "Regia" as in King?

Finally noticed the facets on the pouring spout.
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Old March 22, 2018, 08:32 PM   #60
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Here's a searchable database of names of soldiers from 1759 - 1760.

Scroll down on this link. Shows all the Henri's both on the French and English side:
http://www.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/en/history...submit=Search#

Henri = French
Henry = English

Could he not spell his own name? Lots of of folks made a mark for their name back then.
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Old March 22, 2018, 08:36 PM   #61
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Now that you say that it definitely looks like it could be for sure. Really hard to decipher after the R. Would that make it part of royalty?
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Old March 22, 2018, 08:39 PM   #62
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My wife said she sees Gia. Drob I will look through it thank you. You’ve been loads of help.
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Old March 22, 2018, 08:47 PM   #63
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If PV= place my horn says PV and below says Henri. Could it possibly mean fort Henry?
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Old March 22, 2018, 08:55 PM   #64
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Could be.
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Old March 22, 2018, 09:01 PM   #65
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Just wish there was some soldiers or something that was a little more helpful:/
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I doubt if PV stands for Fort William Henry. It could be the soldier's name, PV Henri but the trouble with that theory is that it should not be followed by Regia, which means king. That would be disloyal as aspiring to the crown. George II would not approve nor would the King's officers.
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I have no idea whether it's a period artifact or a recent artifact, but here are a few interesting tidbits:
1- Honi soit qui mal y pense- this is the motto of the Order Of The Garter. It means "Shame to who thinks ill of it (the Order).

2- Dieu Et Mon Droit- translates to "God And My Right", it is the motto of the King or Queen of England. It refers to the authority of God and the Divine Right of Kings to judge and rule.

3- 1759 is the "Anno Mirabilis", the "Marvelous Year" when the British had a series of victories over the French during the Seven Years War (the French and Indian War were just the incidents of that war that occurred in North America). It was bandied about much like we hoorahed 1776.

4- The lion and unicorn are heraldic animals of the King's coat of arms. FWIW, it was punishable under the law for anyone other than the King or an officer of the Crown to display the King's coat of arms.

5- Another FWIW- re-enactment is not a new thing, and there have been re-enactors for 200 + years acting out famous incidents of the Revolutionary War era. This means 200+ years of fake uniforms, fake artifacts, fake documents, fake militaria in general. A friend of mine's grandfather used to use a supposedly authentic Brown Bess for re-enactments before WW2.
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Old March 23, 2018, 07:59 AM   #68
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Can you get a blue light to the horn? It may reveal what faded?
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Old March 23, 2018, 08:04 AM   #69
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Scorch thank you for the response. I sent your thoughts along with Gary’s and drobs over to Tom and see what he thinks.

Gary I will try that after work and see what I can come up with. Should I do that in a dark room??
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I’ll try to get some pics tonight in a blue light. Then after that I believe I’m sending it over to Tim Lewis in Cincinnati. For him to go through it and possibly put it up for auction.
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I wasn’t able to see anything else with the black light test.
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Old March 24, 2018, 02:28 AM   #72
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Aww! Pony!!
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Old March 29, 2018, 01:13 PM   #73
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Well the horn has been with jack Lewis from Cowan’s auction house in Ohio. The horn is indeed authentic. There was a little bit of downfall from what he was saying. He said it could’ve maybe fetched up to 10k if someone hadnt cleaned it up. With that being said he said he could most likely get 3k for it and maybe up to 5k. This is what kinda sucks, it won’t go into a catalog till late fall.

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