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Old January 31, 2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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My first powder horn attempt

Still in progress, tomorrow I will look at fitting the horn stopper into place. I got tired of spilling that black gold, So i used a 3006 case, cut it down, drilled and epoxied it into the horn for a handy funnel to put the powder where I want it. The horn tip will slide over the case and be the stopper. Found this antelope horn many many years ago out on the plains. Never seen one before and found out they are harder to find because they are made of hair and fall apart after a while. I plan on rubbing in some boiled linseed oil. Most likely going to use it for rendezvous as it is a big large and bulky, but still pretty hard cool. I've never seen someone use a speed goat horn before!

End cap is oak. That crap is worse than shaping steel!




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Old January 31, 2018, 09:06 PM   #2
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It's definitely different.
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Old February 1, 2018, 09:21 PM   #3
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Nice job on your horn! Thank you for showing us!!! You reminded me of how nice the native antelope horns are to work with.

I think that I even hot oiled a pronghorn and moulded it once.

Love making things out of the Pronghorn Antelope!

I built quite a few items from the antelope horn over the years. Here's a look at a few of my pieces.

Powder Horn


Ball Bag


Patch Knife w/ Brain tanned deer sheath


Powder Measure
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Old February 3, 2018, 04:06 PM   #4
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Nice first attempt. I've never made a powder flask before.
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Old February 3, 2018, 05:08 PM   #5
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Pretty cool, thanks for sharing!
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Old February 4, 2018, 10:12 AM   #6
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i would never have thought of using that type of material. good job!!!
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