Jun 05, 2012, 11:57 AM
I think I found a Finial???
Hello guys and gals. I went out detecting this morning to hopefully dig some CW relics. Well I dug 2 bullets and what I think is a Finial. It is Lead and could be Confederate in nature. I'll show you guys the before pics and after I washed them off. It is old and is falling apart as speak. Just glad I could save a couple more. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment on the Finial find.
Jun 05, 2012, 02:19 PM
looks like a finial to me! good job!
Jun 05, 2012, 06:18 PM
Thank you diggervet. I found it this morning. This is my first dug.
Jun 05, 2012, 10:40 PM
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Not quite sure it's a finial. Nice bullets, though.
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Jun 05, 2012, 11:07 PM
Yea, something isn't right about it being a finial.
Originally Posted by BuckleBoy
Jun 05, 2012, 11:09 PM
I'm not sure myself. The bottom is brass and rest is lead. Only thing I've seen like it is a finial of some sort.
Jun 06, 2012, 01:26 PM
Cartridge box/ cap box I'd say! Give it a few shots of hairspray to preserve it. That's a trick I was taught.
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Jun 06, 2012, 02:40 PM
Thanks Rebel. I will try that hairspray trick for sure.
Jun 06, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Jun 06, 2012, 09:38 PM
Looks like one-maybe pewter though?
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Jun 06, 2012, 10:10 PM
I agree, not sure it is a finial...the CS lead ones typically had a more blunt look to them. This is more the style of the tip off a bayonet scabbard, but again it looks like pewter. Something is off IMHO. Nice bullets btw!
Jun 06, 2012, 11:05 PM
Jamesbib and Dan. You know guys y'all might be right. The metal is crumbly. I don't remember finding a lead relic that crumbles when you touch it. Why do I always have to find the hard to ID relics.
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