Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2013 Summer Raffle AKA Dixon’s Gunmakers Fair Raflle – It is on! – Drawing: Sunday, July 28th, 2013

March 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Raffles & Fundraisers

Update July 28, 2013- We have a winner! Congratulations to Jeff Bibb of Lynchburg, Virginia.

Now that the annual meeting is over, our thoughts will be turning towards getting ready for Dixon’s Gunmakers Fair at the end of July.  For many Horners it is a great chance to show of your work and hopefully win a ribbon or two. Also, it is time for the annual raffle of the “Bag and Horn Set” made and donated by Guild members.

We have had some excellent sets raffled off in the past and I must say this year is no exception. I asked Gary Elsenbeck of Lee Center, NY and Scott Morrison of Keizer, OR, if they would team up and come up with a nice set for this year. All I have to say about it is WOW! I would like to take this chance to thank them both for this wonderful set.

First of all, I would like to talk about the bag made by Gary. It is a very nice double pouch made from 3-4oz veg tan leather and dyed with a homemade dye. It is flat sewn and has some folk art on the flap that was inspired by the book “Decorative Motifs of the Southern Backcountry “.  The bag itself measures 8” wide, is 7” deep and has an adjustable 1 ¼” strap with a brass roller buckle. Next, the horn made by Scott. The horn is based on the 1762 horn shown in Madison Grant’s book Page 82. It measures 10 ¾” along the outside curve and 2 ¼” diameter base plug. It has two carved bands and one applied band. The two carved bands have been made to resemble dice, one band has the number ‘’5“on it and the other has the number “2”, giving the horn the name”Lucky 7”. He also included a strap made by Kris Polizzi.  Now, for the accoutrements…  Gary donated a 65 grain tin powder measure and a forged screwdriver.  Also Dan Eisenhower of Dover, PA, made a nice 45 grain antler measure that has dice carved on it to match the horn. He also included a brush and pick on a nice chain.

As in years prior, we are happy to be able to add some other items to the raffle.  These items include a nice leather canteen made by Paul Gasparo of Huntington Station, NY.  Jim Webb has also donated a bound and signed copy of his book, “Sketches of Hunting Pouches, Powder Horns and Accoutrements of Southern Appalachia.”

By now I hope I have sparked your interest in these items, and you are asking how much are the tickets? The price for tickets is $5 each or 5 for $20. So, come on and show your support and purchase some tickets. And remember, without your support the Guild could not grow.

 Leather-Canteen Leather Canteen made by
Paul Gasparo of Huntington Station, NY
Small-Raffle-Items Other Items:

  • Hand-forged Turn Screw
  • Antler Measure
  • Soldered Measure
  • Pick and Brush on hand twisted chain
JimWebb1JimWebb2 Hand-bound and signed copy of the book,
“Sketches of Hunting Pouches, Powder Horns and Accoutrements
of Southern  Appalachia”
from the author Jim Webb.
Horn_Bag One More Look!
Pouch by Gary Elsenbeck of Lee Center, NY
Horn by Scott Morrison of Keizer, OR


As stated in the past, I want to have two raffles a year, one at the annual meeting and one at Dixon’s. I will try to have new things every year at the meeting, but Dixon`s will always be a bag and horn set, because that is the tradition. The Drawing will be held on Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at Dixon’s Gunmakers Fair.

If anyone wants to donate and item for either raffle just contact me at eseabee1@comcast.net .


Your most humble servant,

Ed McDilda

Fundraising chairman

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!