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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Making a powder horn?

Anyone make their own powder horns from raw horns?


Long story...but I acquired a fresh horn off a goat today lol...

My first thought was a powder horn...

I have no idea what to do to make it into a horn...I assumed it would be hollow...clean it up..make a plug for the big end..cut off the tip for a split and make a plug for it..

But...it doesn't even seem hollow? Maybe a goat horn isn't usable..??


Don't ask what kind of goat..I have no idea...brown farm goat lol.


Not sure how to use it...or if its worth the effort?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 10:05 PM
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Re: Making a powder horn?

Could be used to make a nice set of Powder Measures ?? Or a handle for a Ball Starter?? Perhaps a Knife Handle.....
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Re: Making a powder horn?

Horns on goats,cows,antelope etc. I believe are 2 pieces. You may have to boil it to get the inner part out.I guess the best thing to do is salt it dry it out real good and do what you said
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Re: Making a powder horn?

Thanx! I did a little reading and that's what they said...boil it to remove the core..

I was thinking a priming horn...I carry premeasured charges in the field..have no real use for a real powder horn..

Don't know if I could get a priming valve in it or not...but I'm gunna try!
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Re: Making a powder horn?

The valves are available. I purchase mine at Dixons. There are at least 2 sizes as well.
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Leatherwood videos had a vid posted on Trad forum on hw he made 1 check it out maybe??
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Re: Making a powder horn?

Mauser, Here is a small primer horn that I made a few years ago. This was a cow horn that wasn't big enough to make a powder horn. Horn making can be very addicting.


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Re: Making a powder horn?

Get a copy of "Recreating the 18th Century Powder Horn". Goat horn might only afford a priming flask, but the construction will be essentially the same as a powder horn.
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I second that book it is very well done and has a lot of tips totally worth the money

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Re: Making a powder horn?

Thank guys!!!


I love doing stuff like that...just because its fun and a good way to burn a winter day...

Maybe the first of many....

Also have a bunch of deer antler to turn into pan primers and maybe powder measurers when I get around to it!
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