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    Two Civil War muskets in one day: Part 2 w/video and pic's.

    Just to add some to HomeGuardDans post, here are some more pictures and a link to a video we shot of our hunt. We both did quite well, each found an Enfield musket and bayonet, plus bullets and other odds and ends. I was hoping the day would go well as I had some really good luck just as I was getting ready to leave the house to drive to the site. I had lost my cell phone (again) and was franticly tearing up my truck looking for it as I didn't want to be late. Lo and behold, I found a U.S. belt buckle that I had lost years ago and had thought gone forever, hidden away in the truck. It is my favorite buckle that I found in the water and am able to wear with a repro belt. Needless to say, I was stoked to go after that. Back to the pictures...

    First up is a picture of some of our finds. Dan took most of his stuff home with him except for some iron that I will work up for him.

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    Next is a picture of me just as I pulled up my musket. I was very happy indeed.

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    Here is Dan as he is slowly pulling his musket from the mud. If you watch the video, you will hear that I do in fact "get excited" on occasion.

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    Here are two bayonets. The one on top is Dan's. I told him he had a rather "diminutive" specimen. He wasn't laughing.

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    This was the only shell or frag that we found. I'd bet that there's a whole one there somewhere. Hopefully we'll get to post it one day!

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    This is a weird little doodad. It's a damaged bust of "A. Lincoln". I'd like to think a rebel sharpshooter shot the head off of it, but I suspect it's post war.

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    Here is a typical bullet that we were finding at this site.

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    This is a close up of one of the screws in some wood from Dan's musket. Notice how well preserved it is from being in the mud.

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    You'll have to watch the video for an explanation of this one. "A musket...really?"

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    End of the day, and what a great day it was.

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    And to finish up, here is a link to a short video we shot. Check it out if you have few extra minutes...





    Thanks for hanging in there!!!
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    Great job & Awesome finds! Thanks for sharing!!

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    I say BANNER!!!!! Man it amazes me...

    How just when everytime we get together and have an amazing day it is hard to imagine it getting better. Pics like these are beginning to build up. Had an amazing time as always, ready for the next.

    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGuardDan View Post
    How just when everytime we get together and have an amazing day it is hard to imagine it getting better. Pics like these are beginning to build up. Had an amazing time as always, ready for the next.

    Dan
    Ah... the "two headed kitty" hunt. We do come up with some neat stuff every now and then. Looking forward to the next time out!
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    a "refreshing" and very interesting hunt.....thankx for keeping our history alive

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    Great Cesar's ghost, and great guns! banner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boris View Post
    Great Cesar's ghost, and great guns! banner!
    Thanks for the banner nod guys. Be sure to click the "nominate" button. I'll be watching this one...

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    What an amazing day of finds Beau! You guys make a great water hunting team. Looking forward to your next vid. HH ..... Bill

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    Just Fantastic, A Find of a Lifetime.
    Banner, You have my Vote.
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    Great Job fellas!! AWESOME saves there. What temperature is that water yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getty View Post
    Great Job fellas!! AWESOME saves there. What temperature is that water yet?
    Thanks. The water is slowly warming up. It's running about 55 degrees now.

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    Oh my gosh Beau!! You guys never cease to amaze me!! What a life! I envy you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getty View Post
    Great Job fellas!! AWESOME saves there. What temperature is that water yet?

    WHEW!!!! You guys are tough Beau, Me and the kids got in our pool (70deg) this weekend. I was in for about a minute. The girls stayed in for about 20-25 mins. 55 degrees man! Thats dedication to your hobby buddy. Congrats again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGuardDan View Post
    Vote for Banner!
    Be careful Dan, they might take your Banner away. Two forum members, same hunt, exact same finds, active members of the forum and they award a Banner to one member, but not the other? What's up with that? I remember last year I didn't get a Banner for my very rare Civil War Spencer Carbine or my ultra rare Civil War lance head from the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry, though the forum members were clamoring for Banners for those finds left and right. I guess the powers to be at TreasureNet don't like me. Anyway... Congrat's on YOUR Banner find!


    ?!?!?!? Y U No Give Me Banner ?!?!?!?


 

 
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