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    Collided Civil War bullets! Plus a new video..

    I had a great day on the water yesterday. Found a few things, got wet, and shot a video of it all.

    Here is an overall shot of the days finds...

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    This is may favorite find. It is two Civil War pistol bullets that have fused together after firing. You can clearly see the bullet track through the bottom bullet.

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    I also found another Crow's Foot battery. These were placed in a jar with a chemical solution and the reaction between the metal and the liquid generated enough electricity to power telegraphs.

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    Talk about one thin dime!

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    This was a favorite find. It's a link that was used to hold two train cars together back in the day. A person would have to drop pins through the end and into a hitch. They say you could tell how long a person had been working on the railroad by how many fingers this hitching system had smashed completely off! The government actually made the railroad go from this system to the self locking ones we have today because these links and pins caused so many amputations.

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    Here is a beaver slide where they are going up the bank and getting corn stalks to patch their dam. They also eat the corn ears.

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    And the beaver "stick and corn" dam...

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    One last shot of me. It rained very hard for a few hours and I had to leave because the creek began to flood...

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    Plus I caught all of this on video. Here it is if you care to indulge..


  2. #2
    us
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    CAN YOU DIG IT ! yes I can

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    awesome Crow's Foot battery and pistol bullets

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    I'm starting to think that your siblings will be born with webbed feet.
    Damn you Darwin!
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    us
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    Thanks for the video & thats why I bought the AT Pro.....It can rain all the time now!
    Just remember...what you miss today...I will find tomorrow!

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    Great hunt and finds aquachigger ! I enjoyed the video . Looks like your creek will have more and more seekers , that's gonna aggravate ya .. sorta what happened to one of my sites .. not sure how you are going to handle that one . I like the steam train link and collided bullets . Don't like poison ivy , found out the roots are worse than the plant leaf . I was shocked to see the beavers messing around with corn stalks all beavers love hard wood . Thanks for the vid of an exciting hunt . Mother nature has no adverse effects on the AT .. that's impressive . I always knew Maryland had some great relics and you sure are getting your share . HH & many more finds your way !

    dawg
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    Cool finds and nice video. Love to see someone get out there and hunt no matter what!
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

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    real pirate

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    ca
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    don't mess with the beavers they can get real mean real quick
    great hunt love those 2 pistol rounds never seen anything like that before

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    Those two bullets fused together is just to cool of a find.

  11. #11
    us
    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

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    Yeah those bullets are pretty cool!
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/

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    Seeker of lost treasure's

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    C.R. HKt.B Sometimes there's not a right way, or a wrong way. Sometimes there's only one way.
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    Collided bullets are very rare. Thats a great find.
    Sometime's there's not a right way, or a wrong way.
    Sometime's there's only one way.

    Where there is no economy, people will create one.

    No one rule fit's all

    '' 17 Tons of Gold in New Mexico " Thread started in 2005.

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    umrgolf
    Great find with the fused bullets, and agree with your theory of impact

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    Dadgum it man, don't you ever find any "normal" stuff!! I miss my old stomping grounds! I don't know if you are old enough to remember but we used to go to building sites after they scraped the topsoil and eyeball all kinds of bullets, buttons and other stuff. I wish I had kept all of it but there was so much that we didn't really put a lot of value to it. I gave away most of it away and my brothers "inherited" the rest when I joined the Navy in 1969.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Dadgum it man, don't you ever find any "normal" stuff!! I miss my old stomping grounds! I don't know if you are old enough to remember but we used to go to building sites after they scraped the topsoil and eyeball all kinds of bullets, buttons and other stuff. I wish I had kept all of it but there was so much that we didn't really put a lot of value to it. I gave away most of it away and my brothers "inherited" the rest when I joined the Navy in 1969.
    That was a little before my days, but I do still keep an eye out wherever I go. I've done pretty well eyeballing stuff over the years. Funny about your brother "inheriting" your stuff back then. Maybe it's time to start up the collecting again?

 

 
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