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PostSubject: New Powder Horn   December 8th 2015, 9:11 am

I just ordered my first powder horn and two horn powder measurers. 

They were made by Earl Cureton (now deceased) who seems like he 
was a nice guy and liked traditional methods combined with his own 
artistic touch. 

I do not feel I paid a big amount for these items. As I am new at this, 
I may be wrong. But, I do have a good feeling. 



Seller (also a nice guy) description: "Earl said one of the reasons he was looking forward to retiring was so he could make the horns he wanted to make, rather than the horns people expected him to make.  This is a beautiful example of his creativity.  The horn is 10 1/2" long on the curve and is about 2 3/8" diameter.  It is a left side carry horn with the tip curving in."



Seller: "Deciding what to do with some stuff that has been hanging around for a while, and I have thought it best to deplete my collection of Earl Cureton powder horns.  I have had most of these since the early 1990's.
For those of you not familiar with his work, he started making horns in the 1960's and Turner Kirkland became his first dealer customer.  Over the years, others came on, including Track of the Wolf.  In 1991 Earl decided he did not want the stress of filling wholesale orders, so he and I came to an agreement and I took over his business.  Thousands of horns later, I called it quits and sold my business, Powder Horns and More.  Over the next week or so, I will be adding more of Earl's horns.  If you do not have an Earl Cureton horn in your collection, this will be a very rare opportunity."

I learned a lot about making these and look forward to learning more about using them.

These below measure about 40 grains and 80 grains. I will double check before use. I will 
hang them off my possibles.



I am open to any thoughts and/or insights. This is new turf for me.

PS. I actually have Muley to thank for finding this. He alerted me to a BP Buy/Sell thread.

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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   December 8th 2015, 9:38 am

I wanted to buy that, but skinny wallet stopped me.

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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   December 8th 2015, 9:42 am

Muley wrote:
I wanted to buy that, but skinny wallet stopped me.

I think that just told me I did well. Cool
I have seen a lot more expensive. 

And, I allowed some start up hobby funds for myself to expand into 
re-creation and such. So, my skinny wallet screamed, but I ignored it.

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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   December 8th 2015, 11:31 am

Beautiful horn. t up
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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   December 8th 2015, 12:27 pm

I'll second what quigleysharps4570 said!

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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   December 8th 2015, 9:39 pm

That is a nice horn - not flashy, but well done with taste.

I looked at buying it. Since I have several horns and one I recently bought, I had to let it pass.
Those measurers also are neat, but I just made 2 out of elk antlers.

Knowing what he was asking for the horns and measurers, I think you did well.
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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   January 12th 2016, 8:06 am

Looks good to me. Very jealous, but I always will be of beautiful pieces of art like that.

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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   January 12th 2016, 11:34 am

Now thats some eye candy for a powder horn! Beautiful colors.
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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   January 12th 2016, 3:10 pm

There's some real quality craftsmanship in that horn.  You did real well!

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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   January 12th 2016, 4:13 pm

Nice horn Exclamation Exclamation

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PostSubject: Re: New Powder Horn   March 3rd 2017, 11:38 am

This looks great.  Reminds me of a time when a guy was watching shoot the Hawken at an outdoor range.  During a break he came up to me and said  " That rifle is so cool I'd love to have one but...( and here it comes) I want a setup that requires the least amount of Daniel Boone S__t possible"  I just looked at him.  Something like this fine example of American cratsmanship would have sailed right over his head.
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