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    I dug a foot-71th Regiment of Foot that is

    Had Monday off for the holiday so I made good use of the day and returned to the site where vmiairpwr07 and I had our marathon dig last Saturday. My back was still a little sore from hours of digging and sifting so I opted to leave the sifter home and just metal detect. This turned out to be a good decision.

    The morning was really slow-a piece of melted lead here, part of a barrel band there; I began to second guess my decision to leave the sifter home. Then I got a deep signal & after a lot of digging pulled out what I thought was part of a sword blade-until I saw that it had a square piece of iron riveted to it. Dang!

    After a 10 minute lunch break I got after it again and things started to improve. I dug a 13mm domed pewter button-a first for me. Ten minutes later I found half of a pewter coat button. Then a dropped 69 caliber musket ball plus a few other odds and ends.

    Saturday Jon and I were talking about how the best finds usually come at the end of the day, and that is exactly what happened yesterday. I got a good signal then retrieved a fully intact pewter coat button with a tall iron shank. I put it in my bag, dug a dew more targets then called it a day.

    Before hitting the road I cleaned the dirt off with water & saw that the button had scrolling around the edge. I emailed Jon and he quickly replied to tell me that it was a 71st Regiment of Foot (Fraser's Highlanders) coat button. This is my second British Rev War uniform button, both from this site. What an end to another good day!
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    us
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    us
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    Nice finds congrats
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    Nice find. Any Rev War button is a real prize.
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    Super nice button!!! Congrats on digging a rev war relic. I get super excited digging any military button but can't imagine the feeling seeing a Rev button roll up out the dirt! Again, huge congrats!
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    Super nice button!!! Congrats on digging a rev war relic. I get super excited digging any military button but can't imagine the feeling seeing a Rev button roll up out the dirt! Again, huge congrats!
    Thanks Darby-didn't realize what I had but the excitement came a little later.
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    Great finds!! Congrats
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    It's hard to tell but looks legit. An awesome find and I hope to find a British or Patriot button one day (I've found two cruddy French buttons )
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    Any ideas what these might be? I found them close together on the site.
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    us
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    Someone id'd them in the "What Is It" forum-they are leftovers from roundball molds after the round balls were cut off.

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    Glad to see those amazing pewters up on the Tnet Glenn, regimental buttons are becoming exceedingly rare and yours still has the iron loop shank. Amazing dig buddy
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    DnD some sweet finds there brother. You've come a long way from that piece of property down by the river. Keep digging ....
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    ca
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    Awesome job on the 71st button!

    You were lucky to get some condition, pewters and the ground don't always get along together
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    Wow! This is an awesome find. Banner worthy to me!
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    That's a banner find. Awesome stuff. A light coat of briwax or some Elmer's glue mixed with water will help preserve it. Congrats!
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