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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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Ensemble de sept poires à poudre.

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM CET
Crissier, Switzerland

CHF80 (starting bid)

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2 powder horns

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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19th Century Brass Powder Flask,

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD80 (starting bid)

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Nineteenth Century Copper Powder Priming Flask,

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD80 (starting bid)

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Nineteenth Century Copper Powder Flask,

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD80 (starting bid)

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POWDER HORNS & FLASKS, BELTS, FIFE & MORE.

October 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, USA

$300 (1 bid)

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Vintage Wood Capped Powder Horn With Leather Strap

October 4, 2016, 5:00 PM MST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Hand Crafted Horn Flask With Applied Clay Face And Stones

October 4, 2016, 5:00 PM MST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Vintage Scrimshaw Powder Horn Signed Cm

October 4, 2016, 5:00 PM MST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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