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    Six More Civil War Artillery Shells!

    These finds are from my last few hunts. I found the three Schenkls today and the three Reads before that. The Reads are Confederate and the Schenkls Yankee. I think I am up to 15 shells so far this season. I also found a bunch of bullets and some other tidbits.


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    Here are some Civil war cartridges found at a battle site in the water. The big one is a Spencer carbine and the others go to a Smith and Wesson pistol (I think). They are both the long and short varieties. I don't often find whole cartridges in the water, and am very pleased to have found these.

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    Close up of some musket percussion caps...

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    Here is a huge axe I found today. I haven't had time to research it yet, so if anyone has a clue to its age or use, I'd appreciate the heads up. The bullet is for scale.

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    Thanks for checking out my post. Hope to see you out there!
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    Awesome finds Chigger... wow!

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    wow!! great finds

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    man you find the coolest stuff

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    I think that is a goose wing axe. It is probably 18th century or earlier.

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    All good finds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrowduc View Post
    I think that is a goose wing axe. It is probably 18th century or earlier.

    Thanks, I do believe you are right. Can't wait to get it cleaned up a little.

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    Awesome finds!!!!!!!!! The cartridges are amazing. Hard to believe that they are still together. Congrats. Tennessee digger

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    Congrats on your most recent shell recoveries, you are having an amazing year! I really like the condition of those cartridges too!
    Last edited by Steve in PA; Jun 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM.

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    Outstanding finds, the shells are great and the cartridges are in amazing shape.. Congrats

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    Well once again, this is a Banner find. Let's hope it makes it up top!

    Congrats,


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    Man, I haven't dug 15 silver for the year!
    You have what is known in the military community as an arsenal!
    Keep us posted on the axe, as well, that's a thing of beauty.
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    Man you got yourself a honeyhole there, big congrats on them beautiful old CW relics Do you ever have a problem with cottonmouths? I know when I was stationed down in La they were everywhere near all the small lakes
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    Man I am sad that I missed that trip...oh well will make it up once I am back on the wagon starting this week! I like the p-caps, btw your axe head is a Colonial Goosewing axe. It looks forged so assuming 1700-1800s but I do believe they made them as recent as the turn of the century.

    Dan

 

 
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