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    SIX CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY SHELLS IN ONE DAY!!!

    My digging buddy HomeGuardDan and I had a great day on the river yesterday. It started out shaky because all of the rivers were high and muddy from the recent rains. Ended up having to dodge some lightening bolts and a few water snakes, but we had some luck nonetheless! Pictured are me and Dan plus the six Civil War artillery shells that we found. Five out of the six appear to be Confederate. They include 3-12 pounders, a Schenkle, a Read-Parrott, and a plain old Read. What fun it is to dig the big iron!

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    Here's Dan caressing two of his babies as we were waiting out a storm.
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    Here is the pile o' shells, mostly Confederate. Included are three 12 pounders, a Schenkl, a Read and a Read-Parrott.
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    Looks like I'm going to be kept busy treating all of this iron we keep finding. Not that I'm complaining

    Thanks for checking out the post...
    Dan, hamiddetecting and popoemt like this.

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    Amazing finds congrat's....HH


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  4. #4
    Man this was a fun trip...just when I thought 3 shells in one day was awesome...this happens. Cant wait for the next time bud!

    The Captain

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGuardDan View Post
    Man this was a fun trip...just when I thought 3 shells in one day was awesome...this happens. Cant wait for the next time bud!

    The Captain
    Too bad it's going to take me a week to recover. Getting old this one is...

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    I bet it was loud in the woods today lol. I can just here it now "oh my God, another one! ... "Really, no way!" Congrats guys that's one heck of a day of detecting for anyone.

    Charlie

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    Wowser lol nice finds!!

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    That is truly amazing! Big congrats to both of you. Tennessee digger

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    very cool finds. no doubt you guys know far more about that stuff than I do... any chance of those exploding? as cool as they are, they would make me kind of nervous

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquachigger View Post
    Too bad it's going to take me a week to recover. Getting old this one is...
    I agree - next weekend will be beach bound with a cold beer all day rather than gatoraid

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    Quote Originally Posted by jewelerguy View Post
    very cool finds. no doubt you guys know far more about that stuff than I do... any chance of those exploding? as cool as they are, they would make me kind of nervous
    These we're pretty much all paper fused, so they are quite safe. Everything is rendered inert almost immediately upon retuning home and then they are just a hunk of hollow iron. These shells have already been done. Only a danger if you drop them on your bare toe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGuardDan View Post
    I agree - next weekend will be beach bound with a cold beer all day rather than gatoraid
    Fixed the armrest on the AT Gold. Used Schedule 40 PVC so it will NEVER break again. Better watch out!

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    Fantastic Hunt, 6 in one Day, Incredible.
    I also think it is a Banner Day.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Happy Hunting
    Kevin
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    Very awesome!! Looked to be a great day.

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    Looks like you are headed to the Banner again. If they'll put two posts by you side by side up top...

    But either way, that IS a banner day, and I have to congratulate you on those stupendous finds.


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