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Old 09-24-2022, 12:45 PM
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Hit a Union campsite near some homes. Pulled bayonet tip and a .58 three ringerÖand this thing. I donít think itís from the 1800ís, but does anyone have any ideas what it could be?

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Old 09-25-2022, 05:07 AM
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A turnbuckle?


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Old 09-25-2022, 12:15 PM
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Thatís what I initially thought, but the ends are actually coiled, like a spring. Flint fire starter?
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Old 09-25-2022, 10:19 PM
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I know I'm probably wrong, but if those are springs on the ends, it kinda reminds me of one of those storm door/screen door thingys with the little chain on it to keep the door from flying open too far. I don't know when they were first invented or if they were ever made out of steel or iron.

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Old 09-25-2022, 10:49 PM
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It doesn't really look like other antique storm door springs.
But good guess.
I was thinking about a civil war era mousetrap...or a barrette.
Someone's gonna get this.
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Old 09-26-2022, 02:52 PM
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Thanks everyone! It was about 12Ē down, but again, thereís a mix of modern and 19th century.
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Old 09-27-2022, 08:03 PM
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Looks like it could be this
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Old 09-27-2022, 08:47 PM
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Got a pic?
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Old 09-27-2022, 11:07 PM
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Looks like a coil tie for concrete form work
https://surebuilt-usa.com/welcome/coil-ties/
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Old 09-28-2022, 08:20 AM
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Boom. You rock, I have no idea how you knew to look for that. Thank you so much. Mystery solved.
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Old 09-28-2022, 12:17 PM
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No problem glad I could ID it for you. I knew it as soon as I saw it because Iíve done a lot of concrete forms and Iíve used them before
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Old 10-03-2022, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by M40bnk View post
Looks like a coil tie for concrete form work
https://surebuilt-usa.com/welcome/coil-ties/
Great ID......

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