Apr 03, 2012, 11:31 AM
CSA!!!!!! WHOO HOO!
I was complaining on Friday that the "good old days" of detecting were gone. So I decided to hit a regular spot of mine that is always good for a couple of bullets. It's a large area and alot of it has been graded. You just find pockets of stuff here and there. Well, I decided to go back to a little knoll that had yielded some enfields and gardners in the past. I started finding them close together-like four enfields in a three foot area. So I slowly started working my way out... And then I got a very high buckle reading. I thought, another big piece of scrap.- The place is loaded with scap. Anyways, I dig and dig, get down about 12 inches and see an edge of green... Popped it out and about had a heart attack!!! CSA! Perfect condition with the remnants of belt still in the hooks! Never believed I would find one. It's been 25 years of hunting off and on. I've found plates and buttons, but nothing like this. It's just beautiful! I thank the Lord for helping find it. I can't seem to resize most of my pics enough, but here are a couple
Last edited by veraderock; Apr 03, 2012 at 01:14 PM.
Apr 03, 2012 11:31 AM
Apr 03, 2012, 11:54 AM
Congratulations on a superb plate
Apr 03, 2012, 11:58 AM
Thank you! I wish I could get all the pics up, but I don't know how to resize them...
Apr 03, 2012, 12:15 PM
Holy moly that's awesome, congrats!!!! Yea I'd definitely have a hard attack if I pulled something like that out lol once again sweeeeet find, that's a find of a lifetime right there.
Apr 03, 2012, 12:32 PM
Beautiful Confederate plate! Congratulations! Most definitely banner-worthy!!! If the moderators allow a new member to have a banner find my vote is in....
Last edited by Devonrex; Apr 03, 2012 at 12:35 PM.
Apr 03, 2012, 12:42 PM
Strike the tent
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Apr 03, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Nice! Gotta love the MXT. God is good!
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Apr 03, 2012, 01:51 PM
Apr 03, 2012, 01:56 PM
Awesome! That's Everyone's dream find right there!!!
Apr 03, 2012, 02:12 PM
Nice going there! Banner for me!
Apr 03, 2012, 02:26 PM
nice find there
Apr 03, 2012, 02:51 PM
CSA is Outstanding ! Banner Find any day of the week except .. Many T Net members have been on here for years & years with countless posts without getting one Banner vote so first post could be a tough shot to the top .. Welcome , CMD
Gimme a break *** I have bad days too.
Apr 03, 2012, 03:08 PM
I do not understand why it's so important for some people to get their finds nominated or make the banner but that is a banner find if I have ever seen one...d2
Apr 03, 2012, 03:49 PM
Congrats Toby, It's been a long time coming! Though your new here, I know how long we've been hunting for one of those....You got my banner vote!
I just hope there are about 10 more of those in that field! My turn.......
Apr 03, 2012, 04:14 PM
As a new member far away from any civil war digs, I have to admit I am seeing most of these relics for the first time. I can't get enough of the belt plates, what a killer find.
Apr 03, 2012, 05:38 PM
Awesome plate. A CS plate is on everyone's bucket list and hey are getting much harder to find.
Apr 03, 2012, 06:49 PM
LOVE IT! Beautiful CSA buckle! Congratulations on a great BANNER find! Breezie
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Apr 03, 2012, 06:51 PM
Apr 03, 2012, 07:28 PM
That is awesome! Congratulations. Im curious as to how many times you had hunted that area before you got that beautiful CSA Buckle.
Apr 03, 2012, 08:10 PM
wow is that awesome or what
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