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Powder Horns

Once a critical tool on frontiers and battlefields, the powder horn has become an informative resource for early military and civilian history, particularly that of North America. Aside of details about genealogy and location, powder horns offer a glimpse of human hardship, beauty, and hope.

Early powder horns date back to the 17th and 18th centuries, making appearances in King George’s War and the French and Indian Wars. Used to hold black gunpowder, the horns were air and water tight, durable, and non-sparking, important criteria for soldiers of the time period. Using a horn from a cow, buffalo, or ox, the piece was first boiled in water and scraped smooth. Each end was then fitted with wooden plugs, and holes were drilled at the wide end in order to insert... Read more

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CAUCASIAN POWEDR FLASK, 19TH C.

July 24, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

$1,000 (starting bid)

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1 oz Gold Round - Incuse Indian #22419v3

July 25, 2016, 9:30 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

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Signed & Dated TN Powder Horn

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$1,300 (starting bid)

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Vintage Cow Bells & Powder Horns

July 30, 2016, 8:00 AM CST
Panama City, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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19thc English Hunting Powder Flask

July 31, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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1860 Embossed Brass Powder Flask

July 31, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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