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    us
    Apr 2017
    south east kansas
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    Halloween hunt.

    Was messing around this weekend and wore my mountain man outfit to watch football at my parents. After I decided to hit my trade site in costume before the sun went down
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    Came up with my 5th trade metal point! It oddly came full circle winding up back in the pouch of a mountain man where it probably came from when it was traded to the Indians haha
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    Unfortunately I dinged it pretty hard with my shovel I assume, bent up the top and knocked the rust off. I try to dig about 6in back from where I think it is to avoid that so Iím not sure what happened

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    us
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    Awesome find!

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    us
    Apr 2017
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    I posed a question up in the na forum but maybe itís better here, 4 points are flat like they were cut from a sheet, one has thickness like a knife or a thin stone point.. second from the bottom in my pic... could this one be hand forged vs sheet cut? Or just different style point?

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    I'd say it was probably made by hand ,they just used a thicker piece of metal from some other broken tool such as maybe a broke knife ,they recycled all kinds of broken material & re shaped it & re used it for something else ,you see that a lot on arrowheads ,regrinding & reshaping....and definitely in the trade material....cut sheet brass is usually always thin, unless it's the thicker parts (bottoms) of brass kettles
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    us
    Dec 2020
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    Holy smokes, Older! Those are amazing! I'd give up finding 10 perfect pointy rocks to find ONE of those trade points.

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    us
    Apr 2017
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    They are scarce in my experience 4 out of five are from the same spot

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    Hereís some of the other stuff from that spot

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    That is a sweet box of stuff. I have a few steel traders but my better ones are still in the pile, to be uncovered someday. I have shown couple rusted out ones. I think steel ones were stamped out with several different stems and filed however they saw fit. I also have one brass point that was a repurposed something. I have seen a broken pot handle filed sharp also.
    I think they were always adjusting and tweaking to improve what they thought need it.
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    BIZANK5885

    Dec 2016
    Harbor Springs, MI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Older The Better View Post
    They are scarce in my experience 4 out of five are from the same spot

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    Here’s some of the other stuff from that spot
    Love that bullet mold! Solid finds for sure.

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    us
    Aug 2008
    Southeast Iowa
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    Very nice display, OTB !!

    Iowa Dale

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    us
    Jul 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Older The Better View Post
    They are scarce in my experience 4 out of five are from the same spot

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    Hereís some of the other stuff from that spot
    Hey, question for you....I found a round ďstoneĒ similar to those you have pictured here. Mine looks almost identical in size shape and material. Mine was rolling in creek stuck behind large rocks. I thought it might be ďIndian marble Ď or musket ball. What are those ? Thank you in advance

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    us
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    Mine are lead musket balls, many you can still make out the mold seam and some have obvious sprues. Most of the balls were found across a small draw, like they were firing into the opposite hillside. Kinda makes you wonder if it was just hunting or was there a fight? Seems like one wouldnít willingly lose a gun and bullet mold or their clothes
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    About what size are they? The one I found in creek is a little smaller than a golf ball. Feels like a concretion or stone to me. Guess it could be lead. I will take some pics when I return to my KY home next week. Thank you

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    us
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    Thereís a rough calculation you can do from weight to get an approximate caliber most of the ones I find are .49 caliber.

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    us
    Jul 2013
    Eastern KY
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    Hey, thank you for the reply. So mine must be something else. Itís larger than the quarter, probably closer to a 50 cent piece. Iím going to try and find a picture. I donít have it with me, as Iím working out of state currently.

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    Jul 2013
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    Here it is. Itís the small stone sitting in the nutting stone divot. Iíve thought about cutting it in half to see if itís small geode. But I donít really want to do that either. Click image for larger version. 

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