Squirrel Rig Flat Horn

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  1. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    A guy wanted a "Son's of Liberty" themed small flat horn to finish out a squirrel hunting rig. Scrimshaw by my self,..horn by Bill Smith.
     

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  2. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Nice job.
     
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  3. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Beautiful work!
     
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  4. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    Very nice indeed!
     
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  5. Timholt70

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    Cool..nice job.
     
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  6. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Is that your flintlock or the guys to which the horn belongs?
     
  7. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    Flintlock and bag are mine. I use my stuff for props a lot for finished work.

    Only the horn is leaving the house.
     
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  8. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    Is that a goat horn?
     
  9. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    No....it is 100% cow. We heat them and flatten in a vise set up. It's just a different type style of powder horn. They were very common.....originally a Scottish thing I think.
     
  10. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    Here you go,.........
     

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  11. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Just asking cause the work on the stock reminded me of a lot my pops built back in the day. Pretty gun.
     
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  12. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    I wonder if a man made a hound hunting horn like that if it would change the tone? A few years back, Dad made us two hound hunting horns from the horns I cut off a roadkill goat.

    You fellas ever thought of making hunting horns?
     
  13. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    My guess would be yes,..it would diminish your sound,...but I haven't done it. I've ran into a few blowing/hunting horns on other forums and at some of the big shows but they are always round. Horn makers use whatever they find and run into that can be used,......not a dang thing wrong with a goat horn. I think Bill has a few in his shop he hasn't done anything with. Over the years I'm sure he has made a few,......he's been a bag and horn maker for 30 years ish.
     
  14. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    You sure do good work. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  15. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    What do you use to protect the outside? I’ve bought a couple hound hunting horns lately that look like they sat in a shed and the bugs got to - not much damage but I’d like to fix them.
     

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