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    Not here to bash any machines, but to justify...

    Not here to bash any machines, but to justify some comparisons. I started with a lower end Minelab (still better than most single frequency machines at the time in my opinion) I had pretty much all...
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    Great finds, and wish you the best of luck on the...

    Great finds, and wish you the best of luck on the new sites. As for the screw looking thing I think that may be a vacume relief valve. Threads into a pipe or tank and if the vacume overcomes spring...
  3. Welcome to AD, and congrats on your finds! If you...

    Welcome to AD, and congrats on your finds! If you detect enough you'll likely find Mercs by the hand full just like wheaties. My first time detecting where an old farmhouse once as I found a coin...
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    First impression is it's an old tire iron, for...

    First impression is it's an old tire iron, for changing out those slim tires from the 20's era.
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    Poll: Amazing how hard it seems to be to pull up a...

    Amazing how hard it seems to be to pull up a Flying Eagle cent, even for Don who has a nose for finding so many amazing coins. We can hunt the same yard mere feet from each other and I'll find...
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    Poll: :lol: Have to do something in the off season!

    :lol: Have to do something in the off season!
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    Poll: Since you started it Tony, here's my "unofficial"...

    Since you started it Tony, here's my "unofficial" coin bucket list.

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    Fatty IHP (farm field)
    Large Cent (field)
    V nickel (yard)
    Dated SLQ (scout camp)
    Franklin Half Half...
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    Poll: Most from public parks or other public property...

    Most from public parks or other public property as it's probably 98% of my hunting. One item of note was to find a CW token and found it in a small remote "town" of maybe 20 people at a small...
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    Awesome find! Those shield niks are hard to find...

    Awesome find! Those shield niks are hard to find too, congrats on those great saves!
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    Great selection of finds! Love finding those old...

    Great selection of finds! Love finding those old keys too, though they are few and far between.
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    Easy-That's a cinch buckle. We had similar on a...

    Easy-That's a cinch buckle. We had similar on a couple vintage cinches that we only used for shows as they were antique and impossible to replace if one broke or got lost. There were 2 in a set, for...
  12. Haha, teenagers actually. But it's a great...

    Haha, teenagers actually. But it's a great milestone to be sure. Love having this forum, seeing everyone's finds, helping identify those unknown items, and even eventually meeting some of you in...
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    One other thing that comes to mind is it could be...

    One other thing that comes to mind is it could be a cane cap somewhat like in the photo below and formed to the contour.

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    Love the photo, and seeing a couple familiar...

    Love the photo, and seeing a couple familiar faces for sure. Go show those Red Coats how we Yanks get the good stuff!
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    Wow, that's quite the coin, congrats! Thinking...

    Wow, that's quite the coin, congrats! Thinking those guys plotting to not only beat you up but to also steal that Deus! :lolsign:
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    Congrats Jared, I knew there should have been...

    Congrats Jared, I knew there should have been gold there! Now go get some more...:groovy:
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    Hello Thib and welcome to the forum! Yes,...

    Hello Thib and welcome to the forum!

    Yes, that's a rope or cable thimble. Used anywhere they have premade lifting cables (or ropes), often having a lifting hook attached with a threaded clevis at...
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    Timeframe may be correct, but seems pretty small...

    Timeframe may be correct, but seems pretty small and plain to be an epaulet. I was always under the impression they were a lot more fancy with cords, sewn decoration on the flap, etc. especially...
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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    Yes, I did see at least one other post you made...

    Yes, I did see at least one other post you made at another site while searching as I did an image search. The image search did turn up quite a few similarities, but as I stated above yours seems to...
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    That's quite the unusual button! Some of the...

    That's quite the unusual button! Some of the oddities being the filled back, 12 start and circle orientation over the eagle, the feathers not attached to anything, the hooked beak and crest on the...
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    Certainly some nice finds, and good potential for...

    Certainly some nice finds, and good potential for sure. Yeah, waders help, especially if like mine - they're 5mm neoprene with insulated boots rated for -20F. Awesome for those water hunts in...
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    I don't know if it's exactly "hall of fame"...

    I don't know if it's exactly "hall of fame" material but that old zoo site sure did have a lot of hot spots even after years of hunters pounding it well before I got there. The trick mostly was to...
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    Sweet find! Guessing some kid raided their...

    Sweet find! Guessing some kid raided their parent's coin collection to go buy candy..:shocked03:
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    Very nice! Much like my zoo hunting grounds,...

    Very nice! Much like my zoo hunting grounds, those old concession stand areas can really pay off!
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