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Old 11-24-2016, 08:09 PM
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That is a awesome find. Wish we had places like that around here.

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Old 11-25-2016, 05:32 AM
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Awesome find
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Man View post
Wow!!!! That is a museum piece right there. You don't see that everyday. I would avoid trying to straighten it out as well, I've messed up more than 1 find trying to fix it. Congrats.
Thank you. Ive decided to have it professionally straightened. No restoration needed! The applied bar on the back that is gone was iron.so im going2 leave that as is. Once its straight I think you are right about being museum quality. Its details on the front are absolutely perfect! Not a ding or flaw anywhere.
I dont think the average person knows how rare&great of a find this is. Its hard for me to think about people wanting to search for clad and fresh dropped junk jewelry over the old stuff. But thats just me.
And standing out in the field where I found it, it was so quiet. I stood there trying to imagine walking in this mans shoes. Born in the late 1700s, working the farm, going to war and coming back here. I Imagined he too, took a moment to enjoy the quietness of HIS field. (THEN LOST HIS BUCKLE) HAHAHA.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:23 PM
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Extraordinary find.

Congrats

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 12-01-2016, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rreahard View post
What an incredible find!! Congrats!! But are you sure it's not just a brass heating element from a toaster??

In all seriousness though, it's definitely worth the professional restoration, not a DIY job in my opinion!
yuk yuk yuk!!!
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:09 AM
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Please post up pics after you have it straightened!
It's a great piece.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View post
Please post up pics after you have it straightened!
It's a great piece.
Oh I plan on it. This thing is absolutely amazing. Its going to be even more amazing !
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:40 AM
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Milton founded in 1802. I'm up in Conway, founded in 1765. I need one of THOSE fields, dangit! Incredible finds!

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Old 12-14-2016, 10:41 PM
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That's just awesome!!! Nice find all the way around!!!!!

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Old 12-15-2016, 09:08 AM
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Google this guy---- Restoration by Leonard Short -i believe he can fix any thing- Tony

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Old 12-20-2016, 11:01 AM
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once in a lifetime Find! Congrats

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Old 12-20-2016, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by HannibalNectar View post
Thank you. Ive decided to have it professionally straightened. No restoration needed! The applied bar on the back that is gone was iron.so im going2 leave that as is. Once its straight I think you are right about being museum quality. Its details on the front are absolutely perfect! Not a ding or flaw anywhere.
I dont think the average person knows how rare&great of a find this is. Its hard for me to think about people wanting to search for clad and fresh dropped junk jewelry over the old stuff. But thats just me.
And standing out in the field where I found it, it was so quiet. I stood there trying to imagine walking in this mans shoes. Born in the late 1700s, working the farm, going to war and coming back here. I Imagined he too, took a moment to enjoy the quietness of HIS field. (THEN LOST HIS BUCKLE) HAHAHA.
THANKS
The buckle is a great piece of history and one I've been wanting to find to match my hatplate . The buckle is old but not war of 1812 its listed in the military book of plates as a patterned 1818-1835 militia era . The "great star" variety is a bit more uncommon than the usual common eagle variety , the bar on the back was brass but it had iron (two) prong teeth .congratulations on a fine piece , there are a few guys that do great restoration on these .

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Old 01-29-2017, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by TonyAZ View post
Google this guy---- Restoration by Leonard Short -i believe he can fix any thing- Tony
Yes you are spot on. Thats the man I contacted to have it fixed

I am considering having the other belt plate I found there, restored. Just because of all the military items I found at this one site. Think it will make a great display.
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