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Old 08-10-2022, 12:28 PM
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Default A few good finds and a pleasant surprise!

My hunting buddy Schweddy and I got a permission at an old 1883 home and my 1st target was a nice 1937 Walking Liberty half dollar! A little bit later I dug the sterling ring with a beautiful garnet? stone! The pleasant surprise came when I found a glob of iron that I recognized as a possible “Griswold Pup” from the shape of it. After I got home I put it in my electrolysis tank and after 2 1/2 days I took it out and was shocked on how well it cleaned up! It turned out to be a genuine Griswold pup made in 1951! There’s a lot of fake or reproductions out there but not too many real ones. They only made 3000 of them so I am stoked to have found one and that it cleaned up so well! Goes to show you never know what some of those iron targets may be until they are cleaned up!
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Old 08-10-2022, 04:57 PM
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Oh sweet! Can’t believe that dog figurine cleaned up so nicely! Wow! And I still say that’s the coolest sterling ring I’ve ever seen dug. Fantastic! Congrats man!!

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Old 08-10-2022, 05:04 PM
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Congrats on the great looking finds!

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Old 08-10-2022, 05:43 PM
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Nice finds !!!
Like that pup.

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Old 08-10-2022, 06:22 PM
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Nice finds !!!
Like that pup.
Thanks! I still can’t believe how nice it cleaned up!

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Old 08-10-2022, 06:30 PM
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Oh sweet! Can’t believe that dog figurine cleaned up so nicely! Wow! And I still say that’s the coolest sterling ring I’ve ever seen dug. Fantastic! Congrats man!!
Thanks buddy!

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Old 08-10-2022, 06:34 PM
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Congrats on the great looking finds!
Thank you!

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Okay, as much as I love the Walker half, that ring is exquisite. So fine, Congrats on it and all the other finds. You and your buddy haven't posted in a while. Good to hear from you. Good luck. Mark

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Old 08-10-2022, 09:01 PM
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Wow that came out of the tank nicely!!! Must have something to do with the Japanned iron? (Which I read while trying to figure out what the heck a Griswold pup is….)

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Originally Posted by holelottafun View post
My hunting buddy Schweddy and I got a permission at an old 1883 home and my 1st target was a nice 1937 Walking Liberty half dollar! A little bit later I dug the sterling ring with a beautiful garnet? stone! The pleasant surprise came when I found a glob of iron that I recognized as a possible “Griswold Pup” from the shape of it. After I got home I put it in my electrolysis tank and after 2 1/2 days I took it out and was shocked on how well it cleaned up! It turned out to be a genuine Griswold pup made in 1951! There’s a lot of fake or reproductions out there but not too many real ones. They only made 3000 of them so I am stoked to have found one and that it cleaned up so well! Goes to show you never know what some of those iron targets may be until they are cleaned up!
Dude! Your walker is Awesome!!
Exquisite silver ring, one of the nicest I've seen 👍
I can't believe how good that iron dog cleaned up.

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Old 08-11-2022, 12:40 AM
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Awesome!!! Congrats!!!

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That pup cleaned up amazingly well. Congrats on the great finds!

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Nice restoration on the pup, and congrats on the nice silvers too!

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Old 08-11-2022, 08:33 AM
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That ring is stunning, I'd want to wear that one if I found it. Beautiful Walker and I can't believe how well the Pup cleaned up! Neat finds.
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Old 08-11-2022, 09:15 AM
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Congrats on the finds! Loving that little dog.
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Old 08-11-2022, 09:54 AM
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WOW very nice finds!!
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Old 08-11-2022, 03:28 PM
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I never cease to amaze me what might come out of the ground if you look. I am glad I found this hobby. Yes, that ring is beautiful.
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Old 08-11-2022, 09:14 PM
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Very nice finds, Congrats. Yea, that pup cleaned up awesome.

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