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Old 12-27-2016, 05:51 PM
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Back to my Rev war site for a couple hours this afternoon. Five dropped British musket balls, a skeleton key and another piece that looks like maybe cylinder shot. Not sure .... looks like a musket ball that has been shaped.
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Old 12-27-2016, 05:56 PM
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Very cool finds, congrats!

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What depth are you finding them at?
And if you're using the AT Pro, what number are they on the screen?
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:17 PM
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What depth are you finding them at?
And if you're using the AT Pro, what number are they on the screen?
4 to 8 inches. Using the ctx. They usually ring up a 12-36 on the ctx.

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Really cool finds buddy. What caliber are they? .72". Brown Bess?

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Old 12-27-2016, 09:35 PM
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Really cool finds buddy. What caliber are they? .72". Brown Bess?

I haven't measured them yet, but the spot I dug them is believed to be a British post battle camp. They look to be larger then .66" which would suggest Brown Bess.

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Old 12-27-2016, 10:13 PM
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I haven't measured them yet, but the spot I dug them is believed to be a British post battle camp. They look to be larger then .66" which would suggest Brown Bess.
Just measured them. They are .69" .... Brown Bess

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Gotta love anything with that depth of history. Congrats buddy!

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What depth are you finding them at?
And if you're using the AT Pro, what number are they on the screen?
I find muskets with my AT. They ring up mid tone anywhere from 55 to 70 depending on the size. I've pulled pistol balls up to large caliber. Unfortunately it's pretty much dig everything with them.
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Originally Posted by PAJim View post
Just measured them. They are .69" .... Brown Bess
Cool history buddy. Have you found any British buttons or plates?

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Old 12-29-2016, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Digger70pa View post
Cool history buddy. Have you found any British buttons or plates?
One regiment button that my digging buddy found. A lot of tombac style buttons and a few half penny's. And both dropped and fired musket balls.

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Gotta love anything with that depth of history. Congrats buddy!
Thanks Tony! Lovin the new CTX I got from you and Keith!

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