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Bought the raw horn at rendezvous and went to horn scraping off the roughest scale on it and then cut and drilled the tip. I used mule deer antler for the spout tip and a resin/wood dowel for the plug. Pine for the cap. Will epoxy it for a tight seal then tack it and finish everything else up with hand tools.20200706_202313.jpg
 

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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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Have made, purchased, traded buffalo horns for years, buy from breeders or butcher shops is the cheapest places to get them.

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That is outstanding! I always wanted to make a nice set of horns, powder & prime from Buffalo horn. Had some at one time but a guy traded me out of them with a custom made knife and sheath. I still have the knife. That is very ingenious using the coat hanger for strap attachments. I have used brass rod but never thought about twisting it. The brass pins and torching the wood really was a good touch for making it more primitive. I like the rough finish. Adds age to it. You did a great job. I bet you will get plenty of comments on that piece of art.
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Sonny Rich

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Bought the raw horn at rendezvous and went to horn scraping off the roughest scale on it and then cut and drilled the tip. I used mule deer antler for the spout tip and a resin/wood dowel for the plug. Pine for the cap. Will epoxy it for a tight seal then tack it and finish everything else up with hand tools.View attachment 2369
Hope you used eye protection.i did two once my eyes got hit bad,took a few days to get the horn dust out.
 

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I have bought raw buffalo horns, built powder-horns from buffalo horns, sold, traded or swapped many. Everyone seems to be a little different usually with the tacks used or the design used with the tacks and wood plugs.

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Like mentioned, can't remember the numbers that came through the shop. Now Crazy Cross is bringing them in by the bushel baskets from around the world.


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Hanshi

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I have one I use and have done a bit of filing/cutting on and I'm not finished with it.
Here it is attached to the bag strap.
 

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