Looking for Cape Buffalo mount ideas

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  1. cls

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    Happy New Year all,
    The cape and horns from my 2017 Zambian Buffalo have finally arrive at the taxidermist so I need some ideas on mounting. I am still open as far as shoulder or pedestal mount but I would like to somehow be able to showcase the bosses. Any ideas or pictures would be appreciated.
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  2. Ernest Moyo

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    Here are some photos of buffalos which I mounted both shoulder,floor and wall pedestal
     

  3. Ernest Moyo

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  4. johnnyblues

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    Here’s mine. Image1546984172.876205.jpg
     
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  5. cls

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    Thanks, l enjoyed watching the progress of your pedestal while Gizmo was doing it, very nice.
     
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  6. cls

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    Thank you, those will give me something to think about. Very good.
     
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  7. Bushpig4Ever

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    That‘s what I like most. Can‘t stand it to have the entire head of a buffalo in my room. Same applies to all other animals. Just the horns, nothing else.
     
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  8. cls

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    Thanks, looks great one of the better European mounts I've seen, I am partial the other way though.
     
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  9. Ernest Moyo

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    For me wall pedestals are cool..
     

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    Straight shoulder mounts for me....though I have a wall mount with a slight LEFT and down turn, as it is mounted in my gun shop, a bit higher than these at home.
    That pedestal mount of johnnyblues is AWESOME...making me think a bit!!!

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  12. cls

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    Very nice, thanks
     

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    Sometimes the place where the trophy will be displayed can affect what kind of a mount works best. A buffalo mount can be very large.
     

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    I like clean simple, elegant pedestal mounts that blend into and don't compete with the other antique furniture of the trophy room. The bull is deliberately mounted on the back edge to allow room for other display. In this case antiquarian hunting titles and a flintlock handgun.
     

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    Very cool, how tall is the pedestal?
     

  16. gizmo

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    Bruce let me know buddy. I can do another, I'd make a few changes so it is unique to you but I'd be glad to design and build something similar.
     

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    Thanks... But I'm in South Africa!!!
    Will have to plagerise your design this side!!:D
     
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