Old Calvary Camp in Arizona
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  1. #1
    us
    May 2006
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    Old Calvary Camp in Arizona

    I suspect this area was the target range dating from 1865 - 1890. I found the bullets in an area about 100' X 100'. The brass about around 200 yards away. Could only spend abut three hours at the site as it was one of those 'warm' Arizona days!

    One of the shell casings reads as follows:

    An 'R' at the top
    An 'F' at the bottom
    A '6' on the left side
    A '83' on the right side

    I assume this means it's from 06/1883 ? Any help identifying would be appreciate as I know nothing about this subject, (yet).

    Click on the picture for a larger view.

    Thanks for looking

    Phoenix, AZ
    -but its a dry heat!
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    us
    May 2006
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    Re: Old Calvary Camp in Arizona

    A friend here at work sez the one bullet, (top left), is an 50-58 mini ball from the Civil War era.
    Phoenix, AZ
    -but its a dry heat!
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    Jan 2006
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    Re: Old Calvary Camp in Arizona

    Wizzard... Neat finds.. congrats!
    Bu

  4. #4
    us
    Mar 2006
    Massachusetts
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    Re: Old Calvary Camp in Arizona

    way cool,,,, i hope to get one someday,, keep em comin,,,,
    keenest hobby ever

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    Sep 2005
    Indiana
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    Re: Old Calvary Camp in Arizona

    Sounds like a great day...just wish i could see the bullets.

    HH
    -GC

  6. #6
    us
    Just an old man enjoying life...

    Jun 2006
    Banning, California
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    Re: Old Calvary Camp in Arizona

    Sounds like you found an firing range. One of the skills in the military is to hit targets at 75,150,200 and 300 yds away. That would explain casings at one end and the bullets at the other.

  7. #7

    Jan 2005
    kansas city/ osceola missouri
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    Re: Old Calvary Camp in Arizona

    the rest of the bullets and cases look like 45/70. these were used in the trapdoor rifles used by the military from 1873 up through the spanish/american war.

  8. #8
    us
    May 2006
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    Re: Old Calvary Camp in Arizona

    pegleglooker Yep, that's what I was thinking as well. Going back this weekend - will try and take some pics of the area.

    flip thanks for the feedback - my limited research suggested to me that they were 45-70's as well.

    Phoenix, AZ
    -but its a dry heat!
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  9. #9

    Re: Old Calvary Camp in Arizona

    Nice finds.
    Finder of Things!

 

 

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