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Old 08-15-2018, 01:50 PM
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In my last post, titled “Bullets in Backyard,” I found several bullets and a piece of a bullet casing in my backyard. Now, I detected again and I found this. Does anyone have an idea what it is?
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:53 PM
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is it bigger than a breadbox?
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:58 PM
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No. It measures 3.5 inches long.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:11 PM
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Is the top threaded??? Almost looks like some sort of concrete anchor but thats just a wild guess.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:15 PM
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No. It is not threaded. It looks like the bottom end broke off of something. Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:31 PM
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Dont know the size in diameter but it looks to be the end of a rifle cleaning rod.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:42 PM
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Wow, that’s cool. The diameter is 1.75 inches.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:18 PM
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Not a cleaning rod if 1.75 inch diameter.

Looks like the very top piece has a thread into the next part.
So this looks like it could be part of a jack stand. The piece is threaded for height adjustment.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:42 PM
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Almost looks like a cutting torch tip.

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Old 08-15-2018, 03:53 PM
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You might be right, I looked closer and I saw some holes on the top similar to a cutting torch.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by LSUThunder View post
Almost looks like a cutting torch tip.
That reminder me that it looks like something I have seen but can not remember exactly what.
It would fit inside another piece and the three tapered section mated with an inside tape.

3.5 inches long and 1.75 diameter seem too big for a cutting touch.
BUT these dimensions can not be correct since in the picture the length is 5 times the diameter. So if Truly 3.5 inch long then diameter is 0.7 inch (this size is good for a cutting torch and now fits what I remember about cutting tips).
However, if Truly 1.75 inch diameter then length is 8.75 inches.

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Please add a rule to pictures so we can tell how big it is. Or another item that we all know to tell size. Then we don't need to ask and may have a much better idea of what it may be.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:21 PM
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Okay, thanks for the recommendation and theories!
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:34 PM
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I think I’ve come to a conclusion. I took it to work and showed my boss, and he said it appears to have been part of an old welding/soldering gas torch.
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