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    According to Al Frasca, who is very knowledgeable...

    According to Al Frasca, who is very knowledgeable in this area, my trigger guard is most likely from a Springfield carbine and that explains the lack of a provision for the sling swivel on the bow....
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    Musket Trigger Guard?

    Found this today at a peanut field I have permission on. It is brass with an iron trigger and would measure about 7"s long if straight. It is missing a piece at the front. Half a screw hole...
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    I can't help on the coin except to say that there...

    I can't help on the coin except to say that there is an app called coinoscope that you can download. Then you can take a picture of your coin and it will help ID it.The picture of you button is out...
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    Bottle Show Finds

    I went to a bottle show in Tallahassee, Fla. last Saturday with a good friend. I didn't buy any bottle but did pick up some odd little pieces. One vendor had some coins and buttons that I looked...
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    Nice finds and those tracks look fresh!

    Nice finds and those tracks look fresh!
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    This one is about 3/4" tall. Maybe a quarter?

    This one is about 3/4" tall. Maybe a quarter?
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    Thanks for the reply. I had thought about it...

    Thanks for the reply. I had thought about it being made from a coin.
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    Carved 11th Corp Badge

    Going through my brothers relics I found several interesting pieces but I like this one the most. It is an 11th Corp, Army of the Potomac badge or pin if you will. And, it has been carved to look...
  9. Don't put ideas in his head! It would cost me a...

    Don't put ideas in his head! It would cost me a small fortune to drive from south Georgia to Michigan anyway!:lol:
  10. All of those amazing finds and someone drops a...

    All of those amazing finds and someone drops a civilian blazer button with a Navy motif. Get it away from the other buttons before it has a chance to change them!:lol:m I have a Deus and being...
  11. Some folks say it is Abe Lincoln but I think the...

    Some folks say it is Abe Lincoln but I think the clothing is from an earlier period. I think it is colonial but I haven't found a match yet.
  12. And the 1820 list:

    And the 1820 list:
  13. I did a little more digging and found a website...

    I did a little more digging and found a website that lists several Philadelphia business directories going back to the 1700s. Here is a screen shot showing the Woods listed in 1810. Note there a few...
  14. I can't find a James Wood in any of my references...

    I can't find a James Wood in any of my references so he is probably not a military goods maker or dealer. You might try searching Philadelphia merchants from the time period you mentioned. Good luck...
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    Congratulations. Buttons are my favorite finds.

    Congratulations. Buttons are my favorite finds.
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    The correct Id for this button is as follows: ...

    The correct Id for this button is as follows:

    For comparison, button and family crest. The Speke crest was unique with the word NILE included, not a common thing with family heraldry.
    Sure looks...
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    Thanks for the replies. I have learned that, as...

    Thanks for the replies. I have learned that, as Del said, it is a livery button but it is rare to see one with two houses of nobility on it. Maybe it was a unification through marriage. I also...
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    Button Help Please.

    I am posting this for a friend. It is a 1 piece button with the backmark of "Firmin & Sons 153 Strand London" I cannot figure out the obverse. Why would a porcupine be chasing an alligator or...
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    The offer still stands.

    The offer still stands.
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    Just to update everyone, the badge will be mailed...

    Just to update everyone, the badge will be mailed out tomorrow. It is going to the Methuen, Ma. fire department. Ken from the Methuen FD lost my contact information several years ago and just last...
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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I only call them...

    Thanks for all the replies guys. I only call them meager because of what I see everyone else post here. This part of the country only goes back to the early 1800s.
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    First Meager finds of 2021

    I hit two different sites with a friend today and got one good find from both. The first site produced an 1880 H Canada 5 cent piece and the second site gave me a general service eagle cuff button...
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    Looks like 31 or 51 to me. Nice finds.

    Looks like 31 or 51 to me. Nice finds.
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    I agree with Ill digger. They are all modern. The...

    I agree with Ill digger. They are all modern. The bottom row are called wad cutters and may be 38 caliber. Top left looks like a 45 caliber and the next two look like muzzle loaders. Accurate...
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    Dang, those are some super nice finds. Congrats!

    Dang, those are some super nice finds. Congrats!
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