About Tim Sanner Powder Horns

My interest in flintlock rifles began in the early 1990’s. When a good friend gave me a small cow horn and suggested that I needed to make myself a good priming horn, my journey into horn making began. For a couple years I made horns as gifts and gave most of them away. Over the next few years, I was blessed with the opportunity to study under two nationally known horners and expanded my skills as a craftsman.

Born and raised in the Laurel Highlands of Somerset County Pennsylvania, where I live with my wonderful wife Diana and next door to my adult children, I make my powder horns in my small shop beside my home. I try to do research on each horn I make with a small collection of books that are loaded with pictures and descriptions of original horns from the 18th and 19th centuries. I make all my horns personally and try my best to keep them as historically accurate as possible. Of course, some of the maker’s creativity slips in once in a while! In keeping with the “old” ways of making horns, doing the largest majority of the work by hand I use files, rasps, and scrapers as much as possible. My powder horns are airtight.

My horns have been featured in Pennsylvania Magazine and are on display in Lord Nelson’s Gallery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

I hope you enjoy my website and the horns that I make. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about anything you may see on the site or if you have any questions in general.

Due to having a full-time job, I will not be accepting any special orders at this time. Thank you!

Best regards,
Tim Sanner