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    3 holes = 2 shoe buckles and an odd find.

    Hiked out to a site I hadn't been to in some time. The plan was to try and sniff out a goody or two from the iron. The only problem was that I forgot that this one one of those old cellar holes that had hardly any iron. After 45 minutes of nothing but an occasional iron blip, I decide to just swing the coil in the woods as I hiked back out.

    Wasn't too far from the site when my ear drums almost blew out over the first shoe buckle.



    The chape and tongue swung freely when I knocked the dirt off.

    20 more minutes of silence then another screamer.



    This one had an iron chape and tongue.

    Another 20 minutes or so of wandering through the woods I dug my third and last target. I had no idea what it was until I got home and looked it up. It's a Dayton Pikgard. You put them on chickens that would peck other chickens to death. Analogous to the mask they put on Hannibal Lecter



    Went on the chicken like this:



    Jeff
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    Veteran Member The Rebel's Avatar
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    Nice finds, never saw a muzzle for a chicken before.
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    very nice , why the buckles so far away from the cellar ? over grown farm fields ? or another reason ?

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    Nothing but cool stuff! Gotta love that!
    The first buckle is sweet!
    Congrats!
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    Awesome shoe buckles!
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    I'm glad you're still hunting!! We got a foot of snow last week
    Two buckles...that's a memorable hunt, Jeff!! Any designs on the frames?

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    Thanks Gents.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    Nice finds, never saw a muzzle for a chicken before.
    Me neither Reb. When I was looking it up, I saw they also have eye glasses for chickens.

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    very nice , why the buckles so far away from the cellar ? over grown farm fields ? or another reason ?
    Dan I found them both near the edge of the swamp. I am guessing instead of walking to the old cart path to the west, they were taking a short cut and skirting the swamp to save some time. Just like I did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    Nothing but cool stuff! Gotta love that!
    The first buckle is sweet!
    Congrats!
    As my friends in the UK would say, I was chuffed to find that buckle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    Awesome shoe buckles!
    Never get tired of finding those Donnie B. I had the HF coil on at the time. Reactivity of 1 or even 0 is all you need in clean ground.
    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I'm glad you're still hunting!! We got a foot of snow last week
    Two buckles...that's a memorable hunt, Jeff!! Any designs on the frames?
    Yeah we only got 5-6 inches out of that last storm Drew. Both buckles are plain. You should be able to get out this weekend with all the rain that is coming.
    Last edited by Lodge Scent; 12-09-2019 at 08:05 PM.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Those are sweet buckles

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    I've seen chicken sun glasses but nothing like that. Very cool relic. Congrats WD
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