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Old 05-24-2019, 09:35 PM
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I was metal detecting a field that was crossed by a trail between two old west frontier forts. The trail was in use between 1860's and 1880's. I found one Minie Ball, another rifle bullet and a pistol bullet. The specs on the bullets are as follows. Measurements are in inches and weight in grains.

Minie Ball: .577 diameter, .996 length and weighs 442.5 grains

Lead rifle bullet: it is deformed but runs from .498 to .520 diameter, .928 length and weighs 406.4 grains. I think that part of the base may have been broken off over decades of being in a worked farm field. Im thinking it might be from a 50-70 government round.

Pistol bullet: .441 diameter, heeled base is .425 diameter. Length is .760. weighs 229.6 grains. Im thinking it might be the bullet might be from a 44 Remington Center fire cartridge for the Remington 1875 revolver.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:39 PM
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Those are some cool finds! Sounds like you're on to a great location, too.

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Old 05-25-2019, 05:44 AM
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Good finds. Congrats.

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Looks like the start of something good. Now go get the brass.
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Good hunting!

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Old 05-25-2019, 09:10 PM
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Cool finds for sure

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Very good finds. I would go back and hunt that area very hard many times.

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Originally Posted by duggap View post
Looks like the start of something good. Now go get the brass.
Duggap I was hunting in that general area during the winter and I did find a piece of brass that I believe is a 50-70 Government round. Sad thing is when I dug it up I didn't get a GPS position tag on where I was. It was frozen in a ball of mud. I just thought it was a piece of brass from a modern rifle and being cold and tired I chucked it in my dump pouch and headed for the Jeep. Wasn't till I got home and the mud ball melted did I realize what I had. This piece of brass is what really got me going on this site.
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:24 AM
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Very good finds. I would go back and hunt that area very hard many times.
I plan to as often as I can, but I have to work around crop rotations, weather, and getting there. All of which really sucks because I am one of those instant gratification kind of folks.
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Wow, looks like you are on a great spot. I look forward to seeing what comes out of the ground next!!!
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