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    Drew I don't believe the first one is terribly...

    Drew I don't believe the first one is terribly old , the swiveled toothed jaw would indicate that its some type of cinch or adjustment buckle (a type of suspender , vest or even trousers ) my guess...
  2. congrats on the merc and indian ,...

    congrats on the merc and indian , Dirknukem:clapping:welcome to the forum !

    Dan
  3. Thread: New Sites

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    I agree with Tony it looks to be a gage face...

    I agree with Tony it looks to be a gage face plate that had a needle indicator , the copper is a connecticut as i can almost read the "auctori" on the left side of the bust . i'm curious to the item...
  4. Thread: Smaller coil

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    Actually , the first answer was affirming your...

    Actually , the first answer was affirming your small coil inquiry in the iron or trashy areas , nobody here was "machine bashing" only letting you know that the technology has gotten better in the...
  5. Thread: Smaller coil

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    Welcome outdoorsman , I've hunted the "quiet...

    Welcome outdoorsman , I've hunted the "quiet corner" area for years , great area for early history .

    a small coil will get you better separation of targets . There is however much newer...
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    not the "midwest pristine greenies" indians that...

    not the "midwest pristine greenies" indians that i usually expect from you guys but i would take them any day , Tony . very nice finds.:clapping:


    You left out the best car in your assumption of...
  7. Thread: Looks Familiar...

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    Does the wife approve of you decorating the tree...

    Does the wife approve of you decorating the tree with relic ornaments this year Drew ? :grin:

    It does look to be something like Jeff mentioned small spade or hand tool that separated from the...
  8. Thread: Button ID?

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    it wasn't long after the Revolutionary war and...

    it wasn't long after the Revolutionary war and the war of 1812 that British goods took a hard rejection from the newly independent American people so English businesses and entrepreneurs used some...
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    if the pocket watch has a hinged cover , you...

    if the pocket watch has a hinged cover , you could soak the watch in a bit of light oil and sloooowwwwly work the cover open . if its just a pressed on cover it will pop off with a razor bladed knife...
  10. Thread: Bottles

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    very nice Drew ,I started out digging bottles...

    very nice Drew ,I started out digging bottles before i started detecting when I first moved out to New England . I do occasionally find them as well detecting I also like the "sun baked amethyst "...
  11. Thread: Military Buttons?

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    Backmark ? I believe its either a fraternal order...

    Backmark ? I believe its either a fraternal order or organization or possibly a blazer button , Drew .
    Made at the waterbury button factory Pattern #29485 – Crest w/ arm & saber in wreath –...
  12. Thread: Military Buttons?

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    they are two piece buttons , yes ?

    they are two piece buttons , yes ?
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    Poll: most of my "bucket listers " have come from very...

    most of my "bucket listers " have come from very very hunted out cellar hole sites
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    it very well may have had a large bright...

    it very well may have had a large bright decorative fabric front to it with a slogan or motto of his campaign .

    Dan
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    yest Tony it looks similar to a trigger guard to...

    yest Tony it looks similar to a trigger guard to a Pennsylvania or Kentucky long rifle , broken of course 70549

    congrats !
  16. Thread: Deep HC question

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    Might I suggest iron targets that seem out of the...

    Might I suggest iron targets that seem out of the ordinary looking on the XY screen , with the exception of the lock plate which looked and sounded similar to an ox shoe . the cannon ball was a very...
  17. Thread: Deep HC question

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    mine is the XY screen , a lot of iron (especially...

    mine is the XY screen , a lot of iron (especially the deep chunky ones) can sound great but the most often splay or fragment on the xy screen but i'm biased because i like digging deep big iron...
  18. Thread: 1/2 Real

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    Great coin and I like the cloak clasp too. Dan

    Great coin and I like the cloak clasp too.

    Dan
  19. Thread: Last Few Hunts

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    Congrats on the coin and buttons Roger . The...

    Congrats on the coin and buttons Roger . The brass "toggle" is a furniture "pull" whether to a cabinet , dresser or desk. I'll get a picture for you later on today Jeff but here is a link to various...
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    Its doesn't seem that long ago .... I wish we...

    Its doesn't seem that long ago .... I wish we still had everyone who started out on this forum as many now have moved on but some have remained and I'm thankful for that and the "new" ones who have...
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    Tony is on fire , pretty soon i'll be asking him...

    Tony is on fire , pretty soon i'll be asking him what some of my finds are :yes:
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    I agree with these two gentlemen

    I agree with these two gentlemen
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    Wow ... I can't tell if those guys behind you are...

    Wow ... I can't tell if those guys behind you are genuinely happy or just smiling while quietly planning a good beating on you after the picture :lol:

    congrats on the capped bust dime and classic...
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    Wow thats a lot of pressure Tony bestowed on you...

    Wow thats a lot of pressure Tony bestowed on you Gentlemen.... Make us proud
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    Very envious of you gentlemen , I really hope we...

    Very envious of you gentlemen , I really hope we get some great stories on you adventure !

    Dan
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