Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700s Very Small shoe buckle
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    Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Very Small shoe buckle

    With the temps finally getting to around 40* I got out late this morning for my third short hunt of the month. There was still some snow in the woods, but overall the conditions for hunting were doable.............

    I usually go rather deep into the woods but today I stayed parallel to paved road and never ventured further into the woods than a block or so.
    I started to get numerous iron hits right away, but was concerned that the area might have been used as a dumping grounds for locals back in the mid 1900s... Other areas nearby are that way.

    The site I found was a bit irritating, shotgun casings were all over the tone ranges on my Explorer, some times they do that and at this site it was dig no matter what, but with the ground frozen in spots a bit too hard, I eventually started to ignore some of those signals and will save them for a better digging condition day.

    I started off by finding the wreath and stars button/pin and was a bit disappointed it was not an old button. A few minutes later I got a tent rope tensioner, a 4 holed USA button, a knickknack and finally something old and a pleasant surprise, a 1700's Knee Shoe buckle! Got two or three last year so no complaining starting off in January with another one for the collection.

    The area is huge, so I started milling around and came upon another hot spot with iron hits, then saw a brick and a foundation and fireplace base, but it looked late 1800ish to me, but you never know, the site could have been occupied for a long time before the building of that foundation.

    I only hunted at the second site a short time, but thought for sure I had a large copper, beautiful high tone reading and to my surprise it was a US Army Collar Brass, with an 18 below the US.

    So, after looking at the items found today, it looks like I got a possible WWI collar brass, not sure though, a WWI 4 holed button, I believe the WW2 buttons said US ARMY, this one does not. The 4 star with wreath button/pin, must be military also, probably same era as the other relics and maybe even the tensioner is Army.

    So, no coins yet this year, but I am sure this site will produce some more goodies, I might just go back there tomorrow with the predicted good weather.................

    Don
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    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Knee buckle

    Great finds. I'd be back on that spot again soon. Congradulations....

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    no
    Mar 2006
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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Knee buckle

    Great finds.
    Det vi vet er så uendelig lite mot det som har hendt. Arkeologen er som den som går langs en strand og finner småtterier, skyllet i land fra et forsvunnet skib. Men selve skibet som gikk i dypet med menneskene får han aldri se.

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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Knee buckle

    Very nice relics there Don...I really like that buckle...It cleaned up great.

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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Knee buckle

    Really nice find. Congrats.
    Dman

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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Knee buckle

    Nice looking relics, good luck on the next hunt there.
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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Knee buckle

    I like the button and buckle, well done
    Detecting since 2006

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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Knee buckle

    I'm pretty sure with that kinda guts to it, thats its a small shoe buckle.
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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Knee buckle

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    I'm pretty sure with that kinda guts to it, thats its a small shoe buckle.
    By golly you are correct, never gave it a thought and should have since Mike in Berks post on What is it, was a discussion item on what is a Shoe or Knee buckle. http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,292484.0.html

    I would be going now more by what I said in that post, that because the shaft runs across the width and not the length would indicate more a shoe buckle.

    Thanks Cru for noticing the difference, I should have and did not, have a few of both but no shoe buckles that small!

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Knee buckle

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    I'm pretty sure with that kinda guts to it, thats its a small shoe buckle.
    By golly you are correct, never gave it a thought and should have since Mike in Berks post on What is it, was a discussion item on what is a Shoe or Knee buckle.

    I would be going now more by what I said in that post, that because the shaft runs across the width and not the length would indicate more a shoe buckle.

    Thanks Cru for noticing the difference, I should have and did not, have a few of both but no shoe buckles that small!

    Don
    I have a few tiny ones, most people do get stuck in the thinking that they need to be big (because many are).
    Forgot to add its a nice looking one at that!

    Keep doing what you do best, finding the old stuff

    PS. Good Button as well.
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    us
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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Very Small shoe buckle

    cool finds!!!!!

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    us
    Jan 2009
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    Re: Some 1900 era Military finds and one 1700's Very Small shoe buckle

    great finds!

 

 

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