powder horn

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by INRICK, Feb 2, 2011.


  1. INRICK

    INRICK Monkey+

    Afriend of mine gave me a cow horn and i thought i would try to make a powder horn.so what you think? Picture145.
    Picture145.
     
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    Good crafting Effort

    It looks well crafted. It would also make a very serviceable "possibles" container if waterproofed.
     
  3. INRICK

    INRICK Monkey+

    YOU EVER HERE THE SAYING KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY LOL.YEP ITS WATER PROOF THANKS.
     
  4. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Very cool. There is a half finished one at the swap meet that I think I might pick up on the cheap and finish. It's been there for months, so my chances are good for a steal.
     
  5. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Nice. What is the large-end cap made from?
     
  6. INRICK

    INRICK Monkey+

    i made it from a old oak bed post.
     
  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    Keeping Your Powder Dry

    Yes, I have heard that expression before, however, not all aesthetically crafted objects are necessarily practical for the purposes that such objects are usually used for.
     
  8. INRICK

    INRICK Monkey+

    yes sir you are right my powder my get wet if it lay in a pond but it will be safe in the rain.
     
  9. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Nice work Rick.
     
  10. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    Very attractive work.


    Rain is probably the main concearn, which is good enough for its designed purpose. It looks very attractive as a work of art. I presume that the powder horn has some means of attachment to a belt or a shoulder type sling for carrying.
     
  11. INRICK

    INRICK Monkey+

    this one i made for my pistol it well carry fffg powder and i will carry it in my possible bag.
     
  12. I have made a few in the past.

    My favorite one has been "scraped" so thin that I can see the powder through it. A delicate thing, but I read about it in some diary from the long hunters era and decided if they did it , i would try it the same way.

    Can see how much powder is in the thing, but I fear I'll break it so it is mostly a show piece. My main one is a plain one that is fairly thick.

    I just put the powder I plan on using for that bush loaf into it from a cannister of BP. Have a few from a while back.

    so if I want to take ten shots and plan on throwing 70 grains of bp then I put a bit over 700 grains in the horn, and grab 10 balls n such.

    Yours is very nice to look at thanks for sharing

    Thad.
     
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