of base plug with pull-out bullet plug.
of bullet compartment with plug removed.
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This is a BIG
capacity horn, compartmentalized to hold powder
in the front and ball in the rear. The levered
spout is steel, as are the strap rings. The base
is turned maple burl. The base plug finial is
removed to provide access to a compartment for
.50 cal. (maximum) ball ammo, separated from
the power compartment with a wooden disk. Base
and separator are secured with tacks. A rare
style from the late 18th century.
The powder section
is 10” long on the
arc. The base is 3.5” in diameter, and
the overall length is 16.5”. The horn body