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    DON'T THROW IT AWAY!!!

    Couldn't believe it! Was getting ready for work this morning and noticed this in the junk pile. Almost had a heart attack! It's a hammer from a musket. Not sure where it was found because it's been here a while. Just goes to show.Click image for larger version. 

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    HH RN

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    Good save. Check it and recheck it before you throw it away.
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    Good job on re-finding a lost relic!

    I have in the past recovered "lost" coins in my junk pile...you never know!
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    Cool, you found it twice
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    Here are two things I almost threw in the trash while I was hunting but thank goodness I decided to save them instead.
    One was a big iron ball that I had no clue about at the time.
    Couldn't figure out why someone would make something like this and it wasn't until a couple weeks later when I threw a picture of this thing up on a forum asking for opinions did I realize what I had.
    Several more knowledgeable members immediately came back and informed me I now owned a very nice specimen of canister shot...and I was floored!

    Another time I found a huge crusty disc I couldn't clean off in the field at all but I was sure it was just an old knock out plug.
    Still, I threw it in my tumbler when I got home and eventually saw a bit of writing on the thing and over time cleaned it off even more.
    Turns out this was a half dollar size merchant's token with a date and a pretty rare one at that.

    After these experiences I no longer take anything I find for granted and always double and triple check before I throw anything away.
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    Its a circa 1850s percussion cap hammer from a pistol. I'm rubbish with guns but I do have a complete one of those.
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    SWEET find! I want a lock and hammer so bad. I keep a bunch of 5 gallon buckets of iron just for this purpose. Many times I have looked back through junk iron and picked out some keepers that I missed the first time.

    Just last week I put a hand full of nails in my tumbler and after a day I noticed that one of the nails turned out to be a dog statue of some sort. Once I noticed it, I took him out of the tumbler and put it into electrolysis. It was pretty far gone, but still turned out okay. Trying to get a post together this evening of my last sifting trips and this dog will be in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Its a circa 1850s percussion cap hammer from a pistol. I'm rubbish with guns but I do have a complete one of those.
    Thanks for the info. Glad it didn't get away from me.

    HH RN
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    Nice save man i have found many of treasure in my junk pile!

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    Finding is sometimes half the battle.

    Nice save. I'd have tossed it without being the wiser. Good eye you have.
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    Wow, so was this in his pile of trash he had dug?
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    Glad you caught that now you gotta wonder is the rest of the gun out there somewhere!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Glad uyou cayght that now you gotta wonder is the rest of the gun out there somewhere!!!
    Yep, could be. If I only knew were it came from. LOL

    HH RN

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    Good eye! Do you see anything here in my little relic hunt this weekend?Click image for larger version. 

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    Great save! Thats why i hang onto my whats its, till i knows its.
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