Small size. Traditionally called "pistol horns" as pistols carried a lighter charge. In fact, horns of various sizes, with the exception of priming horns which carried small amounts of fine grain powder, were used for various purposes as needed. This example is distinguished by the shape of the horn, puckered at the base indicating full growth of a young animal, and its ridged point, previously unknown to us and likely from a breed which failed to maintain its popularity. 8 1/2" length with delicate raised, toothed edge spout. Domed base made without suspension lug indicating its use in the rifleman's pouch not slung. The stopper intriguing, of wadded paper from its time of use, possibly dating to its earliest use. For us who are dedicated to exhaustively exploring the past, the temptation is nearly irresistible, but unraveling its secret is left to the buyer.