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    Jul 2011
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    Had a good day Saturday...Civil War Muskets!!!

    My buddy Beau and I got out Saturday to try another spot. The research was spot on and the relics could not be much better. There is always satisfaction when research pays off and you can find yourself retracing the footsteps of those 150 years ago. We have had some great luck over the years hunting together, but this one will be towards the top in my memory. The best two finds of the day were the two Enfield Muskets. Mine still has the majority of the stock still intact. We also managed a bayonet each along with bullets. I will post pictures up when the preservation process and electolysis is complete. Hope everyone had a good weekend. I am sure Beau will post up the video when complete along with the rest of his finds. This was us just before we parted ways for the day and headed home as happy as two guys could be.

    HH

    Dan
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    That is just awesome!!!

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    Wow!! I would probably have hit the ground in a joyous state of shock! Congrats!

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    Holy crap, that incredible guys!

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    ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Ooooooohhhhhhhh



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    da book worm--researcher

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    sweeeeeet

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    Feb 2007
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    That is just way to COOOL.

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    Feb 2012
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    Congratulations on a Fantastic Find.
    A little bit chilling to think of why you would leave your Enfield behind in time of war.
    Someones possible very bad luck made your day very Special.
    Just an incredible piece of American History.
    I vote Banner.
    Kevin
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    That is so awesome

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    us
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    That's quite amazing. You two are becoming legends. Keep it up. Can't wait to see the video.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Zodiacdiverdave

    Mar 2011
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    Wow, what incredible finds. congrats on keeping history alive, those are truly museum pieces.
    Thanks for sharing.
    ZDD
    Living the dream

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    Dec 2011
    Barnegat, NJ
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    Congratulations on another great find!

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    How COOL and AWESOME is that!!!!!!!!! Way to go Dude! God Bless Chris

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    May 2011
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    wow. what a great find.. exciting!
    J. Servello
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    Big time congrats to you and Beau. Man those are some RARE FInds...You know I will be voting Banner for you guys. This has to go up top. Two Original Enfields. Come on. BANNERIFFIC!

 

 
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