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    Latest Finds with AquaChigger...Another CS Artillery Shell!

    Had an awesome day out with my good pal Aquachigger over the weekend. It was hot and it took its toll on the both of us. Had to take plenty of breaks and drink as much fluid as we could carry. I was just thankful for plenty of deep holes and swift moving water. ... I managed plenty of targets and one was THE target I hoped for. My first Mullane shell and another piece of CS iron to add to the collection this year. It was a cool thrill to pull it out and immediately as I turn to show Aqua, see him pull out his exploded hotchkiss. The bayonet was pretty darn cool too. The rest of the day was spent digging about 30 bullets (left a couple out of this picture as I found them in my bag as I put them up) and a few other odds and ends.

    I do have one weird bullet I could use an ID on. It was recovered with other hard impact three ringers. It looked at first like a fired .69, then like a bullet that impacted on top of another. Upon cleaning it, I determined it is the same bullet, but has one weird attribute. There is a cavity and a plug base (very similar to MM530). I initially thought I had found an MM530 as the plug base looks identical, and the caliber is correct. However It appears as if this was a two groove bullet. I am at a loss on it so figured I would throw it out to all of you. Been at this for more than half my life and not seen one like it so any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

    Hope everyone got out this weekend or at least stayed cool.

    HH

    Dan
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    Congrats on another great shell Dan. That one doesnt turn up often. Excellent find!
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    Ever figure out what the unknown lead thingy might be? BTW, ready to go and watching the clock. Only 27 hours to go and we'll be on the water again!
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    Wow very cool shells...awesome finds for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquachigger View Post
    Ever figure out what the unknown lead thingy might be? BTW, ready to go and watching the clock. Only 27 hours to go and we'll be on the water again!
    Beau,
    never figured it out. Jim Thomas inquired about it, gave him the specs to the best I can (being it is mushroomed) and now just waiting for his response. Showed it to a few other folks, they all said the same thing...looks like a bullet, but weird. Down to 24 hours now (why are you up so freaking early) Ahhh water...hopefully no leeches, chiggers, ivy, snakes, or other issues this time.

    Dan

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    That kinda digging looks exciting! I just had a Garrett AT Gold delivered today and hope to be in the water with it soon.

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    You guys are still killing it. Nice going on the shell - she's a beaut!! HH ..... Bill

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    Nice finds... Congrats
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    Great shell Dan! Congrats on all the great finds you guys are making!! We all love to see that kind of eye candy!!! Especially us guys who will probably never dig any of those finds due to location!!!!

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