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Old 07-14-2019, 10:29 PM
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Default I did NOT expect this today...

I got a permission at an old farm house near me recently. An 1870s home, the owner says it has been detected in the past, but I was welcome to try again. They were incredibly friendly, and enjoyed talking about the history of their home.

So I visit today hoping my newer technology might find some prizes that the last detectorists missed. We'll, I was an hour or so in and hadn't found anything. I then got a loud 70s signal on the AT max, and it pinpointed at about 2 inches. The pinpointer didn't get it from the surface, so it had to be more than 2 inches. This had all of the signs of an aluminum can. But I dug it anyways...boy was I ever wrong.

A US belt buckle?!?!?! I've spent several hundred dollars to take trips to civil war camps and battlefields and never find one of those, and I pulled one out practically in my on back yard. There was no civil war activity in my neck of the woods, so a soldier carried this home with them.

The funny thing is I found almost nothing else of note in that yard. Two modern pennies, a small pin, one broken shard of a crotal bell...that's about it. But I'll take it. I guess you never know what you'll find.

I put this in the eye popping finds because of how completely out of place and unexpected this was.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:59 PM
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Whoaaaaaaa that is one amazing find! Congrats!!!

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Old 07-15-2019, 12:31 AM
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Wow, what a great find. Congrats.

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Old 07-15-2019, 01:02 AM
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Don't ya love surprises ? Congarts

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Old 07-15-2019, 04:36 AM
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Lucky dog. That is one of my dream finds. Congrats. So jealous...
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:12 AM
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Awesome find! Definitely belongs in this section, Big Congrats!

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Old 07-15-2019, 12:49 PM
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I'll trade you a mercury dime for it. Huh ? Huh ? Deal ?
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:50 PM
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Wait, you pulled a cob and you're offering me a merc?

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Old 07-15-2019, 03:20 PM
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Very nice plate Fooleeze..Puppy feet and hook in place too!!

I went to my one and only paid relic hunt/social event many years ago before I realized you can find a lot more stuff for free on your home turf by getting your own permissions and save a ton of money. CONGRATS!!!

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Old 07-15-2019, 07:22 PM
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killer find. Congratulations!

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Old 07-15-2019, 08:25 PM
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Ahhh sweet find!


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Old 07-19-2019, 10:51 PM
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Very Nice!
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:02 PM
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Happy for you. Must have raised your blood pressure for a bit.....Congrats

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Old 07-20-2019, 02:33 PM
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Awesome find! That's simply amazing find!

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Old 07-20-2019, 02:47 PM
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Cool buckle!

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Old 07-20-2019, 07:57 PM
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that is awesome congrats

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Old 07-20-2019, 11:29 PM
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The holy grail of my CW relics. Congratulations
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:54 PM
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A dinger and much respect from me for that incredible find - BIG CONGRATS!

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Old 07-24-2019, 10:11 PM
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Congrats on a very coveted find of many a relic hunter, hooks too!

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Old 07-25-2019, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by normx2 View post
Very nice plate Fooleeze..Puppy feet and hook in place too!!

I went to my one and only paid relic hunt/social event many years ago before I realized you can find a lot more stuff for free on your home turf by getting your own permissions and save a ton of money. CONGRATS!!!
Puppy paws are rounded...I believe these would be arrow hooks.
A great find!!
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