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Offline MountainDevil54

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My first powder horn attempt
« on: July 09, 2020, 10:26:13 PM »
Done! Made the staples myself out of a coat hanger, flattened them, heated then up and put a twist in them. A little wood glue for some support and they tapped into the horn and wood base plug nicely. The base plug & spout I lightly torched for some age and color. A hand rubbed coat of linseed oil and shes done! Already hanging off my shooting bag. 100% sealed air tight including the staple that goes through the horn.








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Re: My first powder horn attempt
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 11:38:35 PM »
Cool craftsmanship.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My first powder horn attempt
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2020, 07:04:05 AM »
I like the brass tip! I made a little wood plug for my first but out of softwood and broke itís first time out. I think I still have 5 or so horns in a box with some india ink waiting to be made up.
May my presence go unnoticed, may my shot be true, may the blood trail be short.

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Re: My first powder horn attempt
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2020, 09:31:56 AM »
Very nice, always like the personal touch stuff.
Here is my first attempt. Old shed half eaten and hollowed out. Holds 1000 grs. FF

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Re: My first powder horn attempt
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2020, 01:47:23 PM »
not a brass tip guys. Its aged mule deer antler i lightly hit with the blow torch.


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Re: My first powder horn attempt
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 04:05:40 PM »
Ha! Zooming in I can see itís not now. I had an incident with a saw and a Woodchip getting in my eye and scratched it pretty good so a quick look with one blurry eye looked like brass!
May my presence go unnoticed, may my shot be true, may the blood trail be short.

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Re: My first powder horn attempt
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2020, 05:24:47 PM »
Rem, how did you go about hollowing out the shed?

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Re: My first powder horn attempt
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2020, 09:25:46 PM »
Rem, how did you go about hollowing out the shed?
The  main beam of the shed was chewed off and some of the inside was  soft. I cut off the end and  the branch to get entrance holes, then used long drill bits and round rasp files to finish hogging it out. I used some antler pieces to cover the branch hole and the end with the plug. Truoil to seal.
Didn't mean to jack your thread Mountain Devil :dunno:

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Re: My first powder horn attempt
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2020, 12:25:30 PM »
Two very cool pieces fellas. I've been thinking about a mini horn type of powder horn to replace the plastic containers I got for reloads.

 


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