Jul 03, 2012, 10:18 AM
Another Artillery Shell and fund day out with Aquachigger
Got out yesterday for a few hours with good friend Aquachigger and man we had a blast checking a new site. My total for the day was 46 bullets and sinkers (most of which made from bullets), a nice brass key, a complete sabot from an Archer, partial sabot from a hotchkiss, and a sweet 12lb Ball.
Many of the sinkers have been made in a variety of ways. Some were simply holed, or hammered and holed to look or take the shape of sinkers we know. Others were slit, and used as we do modern split shots (made from a three ringer, .46 ball, and the nose of a spencer). The shell looks to be a CS Bormann, and was one of the final targets I hit of the day. We did a ton of digging, Beau likewise tore it up and went home with a nice US buckle.
Can't wait for the next trip out which will be very soon.
Jul 03, 2012 10:18 AM
Jul 03, 2012, 10:28 AM
Looks kile you have a good spot to dig some history, Congrats on some great finds and happy hunting...
Jul 03, 2012, 10:46 AM
Great bunch of relics
Jul 03, 2012, 11:43 AM
Congrats on your finds Dan. You guys should write a book! Tennessee digger
Jul 03, 2012, 01:09 PM
Man, you guys tear it up every time. Congrats.
Jul 03, 2012, 01:38 PM
Strike the tent
"Its a lot better for em to ask ya how ya doin than whatcha doin" -Tom Dickey
Jul 03, 2012, 05:11 PM
Jul 03, 2012, 07:24 PM
Damn,is that last picture a canon ball
Jul 03, 2012, 10:08 PM
It is indeed a 12lb Bormann cannon ball
Originally Posted by Produce Guy
Jul 04, 2012, 07:35 AM
Wow! what a vertable relic mine...
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