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Powder Horn
« on: September 27, 2021, 08:31:15 PM »
This my powder horn.  It was made about forty two years ago by Jack Brooks, a skilled custom rifle maker who makes late 1700's flintlocks, rifles, and accoutrements.  A friend of mine gave it to me for Christmas back then and it has been with me on every hunt with my rifle and smoothbore since.







The bird in the middle photo is a distelfink, or in modern terms, a Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art bird.  This has several forms and the one on this horn is sort of a wild Turkey. 

My name is on the horn, with a saying that goes ............ His Horn, Steal it not for Fear of Shame, for on it Stands the Owners Name. 
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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 04:41:22 AM »
Very cool.  It that bed ticking for the shoulder strap?

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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2021, 04:50:54 AM »
This my powder horn.  It was made about forty two years ago by Jack Brooks, a skilled custom rifle maker who makes late 1700's flintlocks, rifles, and accoutrements.  A friend of mine gave it to me for Christmas back then and it has been with me on every hunt with my rifle and smoothbore since.







The bird in the middle photo is a distelfink, or in modern terms, a Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art bird.  This has several forms and the one on this horn is sort of a wild Turkey. 

My name is on the horn, with a saying that goes ............ His Horn, Steal it not for Fear of Shame, for on it Stands the Owners Name.

  Very nice Stan, thanks for sharing.    :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2021, 09:07:51 AM »
Thanks Moe.

Crash that is bed ticking used as a backing.  The other side is a glass bead wampum strap like the one Hawkeye used in the movie "The Last of the Mohicans".
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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2021, 02:48:43 PM »
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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2021, 04:29:11 PM »
Very cool Stan!  That's a neat item and coming from a friend just adds to it's enjoyment.  I have a new respect for powder horns after Moe's enlightening thread on the work that goes into one when done right. 
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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2021, 05:28:34 PM »
So do I OE, a lot of work goes into a good one.
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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 08:24:10 PM »
Very nice folk-art scrimshaw on that old horn....I like the more 'primitive' forms of horn decoration.  It looks more like something that a rifleman would create for himself rather than buy from a high-falutin' hornsmith. 

I don't see a tether on that plug....nor did we see any on the dozens of old horns we saw at the Museum of the Fur Trade....I wonder why? :shrug: :popcorn: :rofl:
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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2021, 09:04:12 PM »
I knew you would say that about my horn.

At the museum there were a bunch with tethers in that case in the room with Nanook of the North playing on the TV.  Some guys could not afford to lose their plug in the heat of battle back then I guess.   :-X
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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2021, 06:54:17 AM »
Very nice folk-art scrimshaw on that old horn....I like the more 'primitive' forms of horn decoration.  It looks more like something that a rifleman would create for himself rather than buy from a high-falutin' hornsmith. 

I don't see a tether on that plug....nor did we see any on the dozens of old horns we saw at the Museum of the Fur Trade....I wonder why? :shrug: :popcorn: :rofl:

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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2021, 10:19:36 AM »
Lol.

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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2021, 09:56:37 AM »
BTW.  Your distalfink looks suspiciously like a flamingo.  Jus' sayin.

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Re: Powder Horn
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2021, 01:48:26 PM »
I thought so too but he assured me he had never been to Florida. 

Actually he had several original horns and that was on a couple of them I think.
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