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Old 10-27-2011, 04:37 PM
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Default Eagle Button Of Unknown Origin At Cellar Hole?

Went back to a cellar hole that I have hunted very hard trying to make something happen. The first hour no signals and the ice cold rain wasn't helping matters. Kept trying every angle and moving dead falls till finally a good signal and out popped the button. Kept ranging out further from the hole, but the rest of the hunt was junk pile. When I got home and removed the crud from the button, it revealed an eagle head. It's pretty cool and the back sais EXTRA FEIN. It made the 3 hours in the cold rain worth it.

Any ideas on this one??

The button is the exact same size as a Washington Quarter.

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Old 10-27-2011, 04:53 PM
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That buttons awesome!! agbkyle found a similar one a while back, theres a little difference but its close.. Thats starange you live in both in MA...

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=75901

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Looks like a sportman's button of some kind.

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Lightningjack View post
That buttons awesome!! agbkyle found a similar one a while back, theres a little difference but its close.. Thats starange you live in both in MA...

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=75901
Interesting! Thanks for the link, but not the same button.

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by RIdetector View post
Looks like a sportman's button of some kind.

What does that mean...a hunting club of sorts?

I think the Extra Fein makes it a German Made Button.

I was really hoping it was military, but I can't find anything.

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:24 PM
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awesome !! di-hard in the rain been there many times .. AWESOME button !! ....HH... 401K
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Very interesting eagle button. I've never seen one like it.
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yeah it's a sportsman button or another term used is livery button i think?.those were popular in the 1840's i beleive.no not a club just the "FAD" back at that time.i have a few i'll take a pic so you can see the different styles.no military ties to yours.nice find!
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Default Thanks for the explanation Dave!

Thanks for the explanation and pic Dave! Thats a nice selection.
Do any of your buttons say Extra Fein. I think it's German.

I am a little bummed no military connection, but it is a very cool button.
Never heard the term sportsman or livery button, but now I have another learned term.

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Originally Posted by rcptuna View post
Thanks for the explanation and pic Dave! Thats a nice selection.
Do any of your buttons say Extra Fein. I think it's German.

I am a little bummed no military connection, but it is a very cool button.
Never heard the term sportsman or livery button, but now I have another learned term.

HH Rob
mine don't have that backmark.yours is most likely German or austrian with that on back.still a nice button!

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Very nice button!! Congrats!! Mike

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Button is a nice find.

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Yep. As others have said, a German sporting button. Here are a few examples:

http://www.gbbuttons.com/browse/2/18

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