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    Continental Navy button

    Got an invite today in northern Massachusetts , there was actually about a half inch of snow on the ground we hit a huge colonial deep in the woods and it was
    a "button day" for me . in spite of finding a nice pair of cufflinks my find of the day was this Revolutionary war era Continental Navy officer's button .Name:  Continental Navy button.jpg
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    These dated from about 1775 to about 1790 you can read more about the history here The Continental Navy The French Colonial Troops & MarinesThe British Royal Navy – George Washington Inaugural Buttons


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    Nice find Del, congrats on saving another part of our history!
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    Great recovery, congrats. WD
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    That's a really nice button. I don't find any like that in southwest Georgia.
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    The cufflinks have a nice patina Name:  cufflinks.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    Nice find Del, congrats on saving another part of our history!
    Dave , the old military items have a special place in my heart so it was awe inspiring to flip this large button around and see the pronounced anchor . Thanks sir !

    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsin digger View Post
    Great recovery, congrats. WD
    Thank you WD , this button has been on my list for a long time but i didn't expect to find one.


    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    That's a really nice button. I don't find any like that in southwest Georgia.
    I was surprised many found in the link are recovered in Massachusetts , which is odd to me . Thanks
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    Great find Del! Awesome piece of history there.
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    Beautiful finds Dan!
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    'Tis a beauty Dan! It would be cool to know what vessels he served on. The cufflinks alone would have made a nice hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badgers325 View Post
    Great find Del! Awesome piece of history there.
    Thank you sir.


    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    Beautiful finds Dan!
    Thank you Roger .


    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    'Tis a beauty Dan! It would be cool to know what vessels he served on. The cufflinks alone would have made a nice hunt.
    Jeff , that would be cool to narrow down , I agree about the links they were a low VDI (67 very close to .22 shells) on the deus . The navy button is a large one and i actually pulled a decent size broken nail out of the hole first but I knew it wasn't what i heard for a signal.
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    Excellent finds, Dan! Remember the "button hole?" I never made it to that one but I do remember us getting a pile of buttons at another site.
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    There's not enough words to say about that button. It's historic!
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    Congrats on some incredible relics and the great pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Excellent finds, Dan! Remember the "button hole?" I never made it to that one but I do remember us getting a pile of buttons at another site.
    Drew , Donnie I and a couple others took some deus machines out to the "button hole" and we did pull out even more buttons that were masked by either iron or mineralization on the older technology . Hit those old sites with the new machines . Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    There's not enough words to say about that button. It's historic!
    Donnie you would of enjoyed yourself at that site it was nice an open tons of room to swing , thank's



    Quote Originally Posted by Cheap Thrills View Post
    Congrats on some incredible relics and the great pictures!
    I gotta start taking more pictures of these old sites as I'm thinking about writing a book or detecting manual for future hobbyists to learn about what to look for . I appreciate the comments George .


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    I gotta start taking more pictures of these old sites as I'm thinking about writing a book or detecting manual for future hobbyists to learn about what to look for . I appreciate the comments George .


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    Wonderful finds Dan! Your methods of cleaning buttons always impresses me. There's a slim chance I could make it look the way you do. Congrats!

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    Nice button!
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    Quote Originally Posted by calabash digger View Post
    Nice button!
    Thanks , I owe you the credit for finding it . Your pitch program in the iron and pulled out an old nail first before the button .

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    You are welcome! I am getting the new Deus 2 and will be putting it through the test. Will keep you guys updated. I tried posting here this morning and it uploaded my pics so I will be back posting here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calabash digger View Post
    You are welcome! I am getting the new Deus 2 and will be putting it through the test. Will keep you guys updated. I tried posting here this morning and it uploaded my pics so I will be back posting here.
    Yeah I'm looking toward seeing your take on its features and capabilities CD , please keep us informed on your videos .

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