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    Civil War era bone saw frame "amputation saw"

    Hi all hope you are having a great 2016... this is one of the best things i have ever found.. i guess i need to be more clear it was found 4/6/16 in Pa near Philadelphia.....its solid sand cast brass no identifying markers... it was found at a spot where 1,000 revolutionary war soldiers encamped, and in 1863 600 civil war soldiers encamped there it was also a civil war hospital site for wounded from Gettysburg... im gonna say the item is civil war era .. but a person from the UK says its 1770's British style which would be even more awsome.
    I can just imagine the history that this piece has seen. it was very deepClick image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by j.d. in the usa; Apr 08, 2016 at 07:56 AM. Reason: ADD better pic
    10,000 light years from nowhere, our planet shot to pieces, people starving, and I'm gonna get us in trouble!! Whats the matter with you!?

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    Congratz! That is incredible! It gives my goose bumps just thinking about it's use. I'm so glad I live in the age that I do!
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    Yeah, CC hit it on the head. It is a very unique piece of history, but I bet holding it gives you some weird feelings. Congrats.
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    When I found it i thought it was a primitive toy gun I had no idea what it was ... someone on facebook contacted me and told me what it was i was in shock...
    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dude View Post
    Yeah, CC hit it on the head. It is a very unique piece of history, but I bet holding it gives you some weird feelings. Congrats.
    10,000 light years from nowhere, our planet shot to pieces, people starving, and I'm gonna get us in trouble!! Whats the matter with you!?

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    Wicked!! That's something on my bucket list. I would take it to an antique dealer to get in touch with someone who specializes in medical antiques. They would be able to more accurately identify it.

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    Unique find congrats
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    Awesome find indeed, great i.d. of it too, very cool
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    I wouldn't want to hear that thing talk if it could. Awesome find

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    ty guys it crazy whats out there... its will now have prominent spot in my displays
    10,000 light years from nowhere, our planet shot to pieces, people starving, and I'm gonna get us in trouble!! Whats the matter with you!?

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    Wouldn't be surprised if you end up digging a few "pain bullets" in the same general area.
    Frightening piece of history right there, many men died as a result of that un-sanitized thing cutting their limbs off... probably alot of ghosts hanging out around that saw. Banner?
    Let history be your treasure map .

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    I'm voting. It's a specific unique part of war from that time.Were any other relics associated with it? The hospital here threw the limbs
    in the tn river for the turtles. People have dove and found them. Teeth were fragile back then and a lead bullet might crack every tooth you had.They often used just a stick or leather if they had it. They did have chloroform some armies more than others..
    Intriguing find
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    Wow

    That is a awesome piece of history jd. If that saw could talk I bet it would be painful. I know i wouldn't want it used on me
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    Awesome find. I'd take it to Fredrick md they have a civil war medical museum
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    hi there yes i found more items in that spot i have band practice tonite and im about to leave for it, i will try to post some of the finds either tonite or tomorrow ty .....
    Quote Originally Posted by UnderMiner View Post
    Wouldn't be surprised if you end up digging a few "pain bullets" in the same general area.
    Frightening piece of history right there, many men died as a result of that un-sanitized thing cutting their limbs off... probably alot of ghosts hanging out around that saw. Banner?
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    10,000 light years from nowhere, our planet shot to pieces, people starving, and I'm gonna get us in trouble!! Whats the matter with you!?

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    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

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    Amazing find with amazing history. I bet that gave a heck of a signal in your headphones.
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