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    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    I think I'm finally getting the hang of cornfields.

    As those who have followed know, I have quite a bit of experience in this hobby. But, when it comes to hunting corn stubble fields, I am a veritable newbie!

    Since the weather warmed a bit today, I couldn't resist getting in a quick wander. Got about 3 hours before the weather reasserted itself. Still not a lot of items but a very interesting AND rewarding day! Bottom line, I got out!!!

    Here's the take:

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    I'm guessing those last three are of a shotgun slug? There are some letters there, just can't make them out.

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    Plow blade?

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    This is a bit fatter than expected. I can barely make out a shield up top and possibly the words one cent. So, I'm thinking an IH "fatty". Afraid I don't think it'll clean well. Pretty toasted. But, I'll try.

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    BOY! I don't find very many nails with this AT-Pro but when it finds one it doesn't fool around! LOL

    And, lastly, for me the most interesting find of all my cornfield experience. (all couple months of it. )

    I found this thing that made me say my name over and over today.

    WHADIFIND!?!?

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    It appears to be brass/bronze for the most part. It's pretty heavy and substantially made. The only magnetic parts are the iron rust.

    Feel free to offer any help you can.

    Oh yeah! There is one more clue in addition to the possible decorative lines on the sides.

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    Maybe, Thomas uhhhhhhh Fred-isson?

    Thanks for peeking and happy hunting to all.
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    You found a 1700's to mid 1800's era boot pistol barrel. Kind of rare and quite a prize.
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    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious The George View Post
    You found a 1700's to mid 1800's era boot pistol barrel. Kind of rare and quite a prize.
    I suspected it was a barrel to something but my knowledge of guns is abysmal.

    When you say kind of rare, how "rare" is that? Also, would the TF stamped on it be ownership, a maker's mark, a tester's mark?

    Anyone that can help with the porcelain fragment would be appreciated too. I don't mean identifying it but rather what sort of things should I be thinking when I come across a spot where the surface is littered with many glass/porcelain/china bits? This one spot has quite a bit of broken glass strewn about. A dump? Former house site? Landfill? Seemed like older glass to me.

    Thanks!
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    I would guess the "TH" is a makers mark but you'll need to do some research. Start by putting "boot pistol" in the search block up at the top of the main page and start reading posts. About 8-10 posts down there is one with a green "solved" in front. That one looks similar to yours. Don't stop there, check out each post and see what you can see.
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    Truely awsome find!!
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    GREAT boot pistol find!!! I only dug one in 20 years. It will probably have an oval mark with either a star or "L" in it, signifying the "Liege" gunworks (Belgium). Google search that name and "boot pistol" in quotes and you'll prolly find a match.

    Congrats!

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    Man congrats on that pistol barrel!!! Hope that IH cleans up enough for you to get a date!
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    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckleBoy View Post
    GREAT boot pistol find!!! I only dug one in 20 years. It will probably have an oval mark with either a star or "L" in it, signifying the "Liege" gunworks (Belgium). Google search that name and "boot pistol" in quotes and you'll prolly find a match.

    Congrats!

    -Buck
    That just goes to show how much/little I know about guns. I didn't even know they made pistol barrels out of anything but iron/steel. LOL

    1 in 20 years huh? Now, I have a little more respect for this lil item! I KNOW your reputation for finding this type of thing.
    I looked pretty hard at this for marks and I didn't even see an oval. But, after you mentioned it, I looked again. I did find this circle looking thing but I can't make anything out on it. There does seem to be a couple lines that look like a design of some sort too. Along the side near the hole.

    I don't need to identify any deeper than this but here's a couple more pics.

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    That and the "TF" on the underside should pretty well place the piece. They would probably be a proofer's mark, right?

    Thanks for the comments and info!

    HH!
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    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinryan2 View Post
    Man congrats on that pistol barrel!!! Hope that IH cleans up enough for you to get a date!
    Well, it was pretty well toasted. But, I think it's an 188?

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    Thanks for the response!

    HH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHADIFIND View Post
    Well, it was pretty well toasted. But, I think it's an 188?

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    Thanks for the response!

    HH!
    Yea the date isn't too clear, but at least the coin is a lot more identifiable!
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    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinryan2 View Post
    Yea the date isn't too clear, but at least the coin is a lot more identifiable!
    It's definitely a "fatty" so it's a limited to a few years. Close 'nuff for govt work.

    Thanks!

    HH!
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    Last edited by kuger; Jan 31, 2013 at 11:55 AM.
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    Good find, ploughed land IS the way to go...
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    The people on this forum are amazing. Your item identified within minutes. Thank you to all who share their knowledge. Getting out and finding stuff is the name of the game. You found some very neat stuff.
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    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    WoW! That's a LOT of information from something so small!

    The way this was put together, wonder where the rest of it is, think it might've blown up on the owner?

    Thank you for all the info, great work!

    HH!
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