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How to carry a black powder measure
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AxelP
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Real Name: Ken Prather

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My horn and pouch are separate.

I have a leather loop attached to my powder horn strap where the measure secures into. It is also tied on a wang of leather so I dont lose it. I use the same horn for multiple guns-- I have a different pouch for each gun and use the same horn for all. My measure is adjustable.

I have ZERO historical documentation for doing this-- just fell into the practice because it worked best for me as I roam and hunt in the woods.

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Paul C. Daiute
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Location: Fort Western, On the Kennebec in Mayne 1740s-1760
Real Name: Paul C. Daiute

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mgardner,
Are you carrying your powder measure in a certain way as a result of the answers you have received from the forum?
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Crooked River
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Real Name: Brent O. Baldwin

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this is not 18th century, and it is western rather than eastern, but if you go to AMNH Collections Database and enter "Powder horn" in the top search field, and "San Ildefonso" in the "Culture" field, it should bring up a couple of pouch and horn sets used by native people in the southwest. One of these has a loop sewn to the front of the shoulder strap, sort of like a cartridge loop. The powder measure is suspended from a chain, but inserted into the loop to keep it from flopping around. You can hover your cursor over the image to enlarge it.

I don't know how common this was, or if it was used in earlier times or different places. However, it is certainly a practical and authentic solution to the "dangling powder measure" problem.

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Crooked River
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