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    Feb 2010
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    Went for another hunt with my new found friend and we seem to be doing jsut fine finding the OLD stuff. Can anyone possatively I D this one for me... Possably a date ? It was found in the water and about a foot and a half deep in the sand. The spring door for the lock works perfect. The chain has long since rotted away from the salt. Any help would be great... WhydahClick image for larger version. 

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    Feb 2012
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    Don't know much about locks but looks to be from 1800,s U.S. maybe civil war era, super find.

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    I deal in reality

    Mar 2010
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    I don't know much about locks, but it could be an army lock as stated above. I found one and never could identify it, so I just mounted it. Frank

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    Jun 2012
    South Jersey
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    Clueless as to age etc., but very cool find.
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    I took the liberty of posting your lock on a lock collector's forum that I subscribe to and received the following reply:

    "Your padlock appears to be a Wilson Bohannon US Lock made under an 1873 patent. It is pictured in an article by Robert Dix entitled "US Armed Forces Locks" in the Jan.-Mar. 2012 issue of Journal of Lock Collecting."
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