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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-14-2011, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Making powder horns

I have a couple horns that I would like to make into powder horns, where do I start? One is a bull horn and one is buffalo.
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Powder horn Try this link.

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Thank you very much!!
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Re: Making powder horns

"Recreating the 18th Century Powder Horn" by Scott and Cathy Sibley, is a terrific little booklet that I've found quite helpful. Track of the Wolf sells it online. If you are in eastern Pa., Dixon's sells it as well.

Enjoy! You can't possibly make just one.

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Re: Making powder horns

A word of advise from a voice of experience...drill the hole for the Spout first!! Nothing as disasterous as all that scrapping and sanding and shaping then to drill out through the side or bottom of the Horn. Lesson learned....
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Here is one of the sites I use when I make Powder Horns:
http://www.mman.us/powderhornmaking.htm

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I second the Sibley bood that Zimm recommended

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Re: Making powder horns

What's the preferred method of removing the bone from the horn?
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I boil them, outside, it can get a little ripe

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Re: Making powder horns

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What's the preferred method of removing the bone from the horn?
It's a little hard at this time of the year, down right impossible, but let mother nature do it. Dig a hole in the ground, bury them, don't need to be anymore then 4 - 6 inches covering. Let them in the ground for a week or two. Dig back up, quick flip of your wrist, and inters slide right out.

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