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Old 06-23-2019, 06:03 PM
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I have found these on and off the past few years since I started detecting, Haven't given them much thought as I always assumed they were some sort of finial etc etc. Well... I found 8 and my friend found 10-11 in a small area today and I can't find them in any book I have and darned if I know what to type into the search engine. Dime for reference.
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:52 PM
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Are they lead?
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:05 PM
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They look like fishing sinkers to me

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Old 06-23-2019, 08:10 PM
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Split shot.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:38 PM
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Southbend split shot est. 1982 but you can put any date from 1906 and up.

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Old 06-24-2019, 04:45 AM
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They're not split shot. Don't think they're lead either. I'll try and get a better picture later today.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_whipple View post
They're not split shot. Don't think they're lead either. I'll try and get a better picture later today.
https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...296025963.html

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They could be emerods! Smell them they have a nutty odor.


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Originally Posted by pryan67 View post
They look like fishing sinkers to me
Has my vote. If you can pinch the one end ? Over a line ?

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Has my vote. If you can pinch the one end ? Over a line ?
Seems like that small tail is solid, (and not split to squeeze open)? Also, they don't look lead.....

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Old 06-25-2019, 05:17 PM
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OK.. sorry about the delay in better pics. Life got in the way. Anyway, not a fishing sinker, split or bismuth shot... I wired brushed and steel wooled (not a real word) the crud off of one. It's not lead and isn't magnetic. I don't think it's pewter but what do I know. The tail is hollow, but I can't see any type of threads.

I can't help but think its some type of civil war period piece of military minutia as I've found several in more than a few places that I've been. The kicker was Sunday finding 20 between 2 people. Someone else has had to find one of these.... other items I found that day: harmonica reed, broken spur, flat buttons, round balls, minie balls and a few modern head stamps.

Anyway, thanks for looking and hopefully I can figure this thing out.
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Interesting......

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Old 06-27-2019, 05:28 PM
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Interesting......
Apparently not.
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I might be wrong, but it looks like a Roosevelt dime and an Indian head penny ?
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Possibly unused decorative rivets. Push the tail piece through a belt, horse tack, or the like and pound out the little hollow nipple. I have some decorative ornamentation for leather work that work like that. Just a maybe.

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Old 06-27-2019, 06:26 PM
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Possibly unused decorative rivets. Push the tail piece through a belt, horse tack, or the like and pound out the little hollow nipple. I have some decorative ornamentation for leather work that work like that. Just a maybe.
I just googled 19th century decorative saddles. Several "in images" have similar sized beads.

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Old 06-29-2019, 07:21 PM
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at first look they look like fishing sinkers but not sure after seeing other pics

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