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CT03
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: horn tips Reply with quote

So I am making two powder horns (picked up a Texas hat rack at a swap meet).

My question is, what do you guys do with the cut off horn tips... Already made powder measures... so got that covered

any other ideas on stuff to do with them... seem too nice to just chuck...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on how much you got to work with. I've seen some neat little salt/seasoning holders from them. Like a little bitty powder horn.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you've got enough of a tip you can turn them for spout plugs.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ramrod tips for smoothe guns!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ramrod tips... that sounds like a great idea... got a fusil in need of that...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: Horn tip Reply with quote

Capt,
Is so funny you would say that. Ive been wanting a horn tip for my SB but dont know anyone that does that stuff. Do you know anyone?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Horn Tips Reply with quote

Depending on the size of the leftovers you can make horn buttons. I always save my cutoffs for future projects.
Several years ago my favorite horn was severely damaged during a river crossing. The spout end was broken and cracked about 3" from end. the reast of the horn was intact. I removed the base plug and cleaned out the horn. I cut off the broken section and using a cut off from another horn project carved a new spout and fitted it into the old body. I used epoxy on it to attach. the old horn is an aged off white color. the new spout turned out dark brown. It is a perfect match and looks like a single horn.
I was glad i kept that leftover horn tip.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Horn tip Reply with quote

Shawnee Mike wrote:
Capt,
Is so funny you would say that. Ive been wanting a horn tip for my SB but dont know anyone that does that stuff. Do you know anyone?


Sent you a PM Mike.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need turned horn tips for ram rods give me an email I can turn them.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: horn tips Reply with quote

Needle cases,funnels
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