Black Gold Sights - Pure Gold
Damaged loper euro
Pronghorn
Contributors to this thread:
trkyslr 15-Dec-18
Overland 15-Dec-18
Charlie Rehor 15-Dec-18
JohnMC 15-Dec-18
elkmtngear 15-Dec-18
trkyslr 15-Dec-18
Franklin 15-Dec-18
JohnMC 15-Dec-18
Franklin 15-Dec-18
Adventurewriter 15-Dec-18
bowbender77 15-Dec-18
drycreek 15-Dec-18
nvgoat 15-Dec-18
dirtclod Az. 15-Dec-18
Medicinemann 15-Dec-18
Scrappy 16-Dec-18
CPAhunter 16-Dec-18
Shug 16-Dec-18
Kodiak 16-Dec-18
trkyslr 16-Dec-18
Shug 16-Dec-18
trkyslr 16-Dec-18
Shug 16-Dec-18
JohnMC 16-Dec-18
patience2spare 16-Dec-18
Franklin 16-Dec-18
trkyslr 16-Dec-18
t-roy 16-Dec-18
trkyslr 17-Dec-18
Ucsdryder 17-Dec-18
Treeline 17-Dec-18
From: trkyslr
15-Dec-18

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So my Cali antelope European skull fell and shattered the skull pretty bad. Was wondering if anyone has seen any diy (fake) euro skulls online before or if anyone has any ideas how to preserve my horns and skull?.....

From: Overland
15-Dec-18
Perhaps just put your horns on another skull? Seems like it would be nearly identical. Should be easy enough to source a skull.

15-Dec-18
Check out “Mountain Mikes Reproductions”. Mostly used for deer but it’s pretty similar. They have two versions one where you individually attach the horns and one a “score saver” version which Keeps a small skull plate.

From: JohnMC
15-Dec-18
You might be surprised what you can do with some super glue. Looks like only 3 pieces to glue back together. Even if you can see the crack probably would look better than a fake skull. Doubt you would even notice on the wall.

From: elkmtngear
15-Dec-18
Looks like a pretty easy jigssaw puzzle...x2 on super glue.

Loctite super gel is easy to apply, and dries totally clear. Hold pressure for 30 to 45 seconds, and the cracks will mostly disappear if you have the proper angles.

From: trkyslr
15-Dec-18
There’s a lot of smaller pieces not in pic missing.. I’m thinking I might give the super glue a try...

Charlie, I saw mikes but didn’t know if a deer skull would work. Thanks for responses guys

From: Franklin
15-Dec-18
The horns are just sheaths....might be glued on with bondo or even just a wad of caulk, depending on who did it. Get a new Pronghorn skull and put your sheaths on it. Skip the fake ones. Easy peasy.

From: JohnMC
15-Dec-18
The sheaths will not fit on another skull I have found. They are unique fit. You probably could cut the bone down on a another one and make it work. But the angle and curve of bone different for each. I played around with ones I have.

From: Franklin
15-Dec-18
The "bones" are just altered using a angle grinder....you can even cut them down to 3" stubs...if your anal you can drill a dowel into the stub and use bondo….Durabond...caulk or even Greatstuff spray foam to fill the sheath....slide into position and let set.

15-Dec-18
Wait for another skull...I think the repro's looks cheap

From: bowbender77
15-Dec-18
You could always locate a cape and have a shoulder mount made.

From: drycreek
15-Dec-18
Yeah, I have one on a fake skull. It's just not the same.

From: nvgoat
15-Dec-18
I have done a couple of mountain mikes skulls. The fix for the "fake" look is to spray them with rust-oleum multicolor textured paint. It is dead flat and has grit in it. Difficult to tell from real one until you get close. The suture lines in the bones are not as evident as the real one although you could darken those sutures before using this paint and then would look great.

From: dirtclod Az.
15-Dec-18
We used JB Weld then white painted over.Looks great!

From: Medicinemann
15-Dec-18
Super glue

From: Scrappy
16-Dec-18
I think you should just plan another hunt and kill a new one.

From: CPAhunter
16-Dec-18
You have nothing to lose by trying the glue.

I have a caribou with a fake skull. Looks fine from a long distance without my glasses on.

From: Shug
16-Dec-18
Go on eBay buy an antelope European cheap and swap the horns... thank me later...

Edit... I just saw Franklin posted the same thing...

I also noticed someone else said you can’t use a different skull due to sheath size. Not true you can shave the core down if it’s too big or add clay/ Bondo if too small

From: Kodiak
16-Dec-18
Superglue.

A fake 'skull' is an abomination.

From: trkyslr
16-Dec-18

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Trying the gorilla super glue method and it looks like it will work... this was my Cali loper which is a tough tag to draw. Here’s a pic.

From: Shug
16-Dec-18
Chris use the clear gorilla glue... The brown stand and expands

From: trkyslr
16-Dec-18
Mark, I am

From: Shug
16-Dec-18
K... I figured just wanted to point it out in case

From: JohnMC
16-Dec-18
Post up a pic after gluing it.

16-Dec-18

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I had to do a substantial super glue repair on the middle skull in this picture after my son knocked it off of the top of the entertainment center. Has held up surprisingly well - that was 10yrs ago now.

Good luck with your repair job on an incredible trophy! Pete

From: Franklin
16-Dec-18
My question....why didn`t you mount that goat!!! That was a beauty.

From: trkyslr
16-Dec-18
Franklin, I have other loper mounts.. and I think at that time my yearly taxi allowance was up.

From: t-roy
16-Dec-18
I’d hit the boss up for an increase in your allowance! ;-)

From: trkyslr
17-Dec-18

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Well the glue will work for now... did several coats after it set last couple days. You can see a lot of the nose and is gone but this will work for now.

From: Ucsdryder
17-Dec-18
I like it. It’s got a western, rustic look going for it. I wouldn’t change a thing. That being said, I hope my elk euros don’t fall!

From: Treeline
17-Dec-18
Bomber goat! Congratulations!

He still looks cool as hell with that nose broken and a million times better than a fake skull! Like others have said, you can get another skull and just change out the horn sheaths but he looks good now!

I had an ibex skull get knocked off the wall and blow up. Put the jig-saw puzzle back together with the bigger pieces and GoatTuff fletching cement. Found the little nose pieces and other little stuff over several months under furniture and the base-board heater several and glued them on as well. You could not tell that it had ever been broken after I found most of the pieces.

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