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  1. #1

    Jun 2016
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    Civil War Revolver!!!

    I was metal detecting at a early 1800’s-1920’s homestead which throughout the years has had Civil War soldiers sent to capture Confederate sympathizers camp outside, the Mormon battalion camped there, and a lot more occurred. You might remember my post about how I found a Civil War revolver cylinder if not it has a lot of history of the site so here is the old post: I found this awesome Cylinder to a revolver near a Civil War skirmish site and a Civil War trail in San Diego California. Here is a little back story: In San Diego there were many Confederate sympathizers and in 1861 16 Confederate soldiers ran into some Union soldiers on there way to San Diego (Remember this was before San Diego was widely populated so if you saw a homestead near a river, which is where I found this, you would most likely stop to have a drink of water and rest) a small skirmish pursued but the Union ended up capturing the Confederates. I found this not far from the battle site. After looking over hundreds of different revolvers the only one that was a match was a Confederate .36 caliber revolver. ( you have to remember that Civil War relics are insanely hard to find in California so this is a amazing find for me) it was found over 14 inches deep.

    Today: I went back there. I was finding some old relics but I never thought something like this would ever happen. I got the signal and I looked down and saw something sticking out of the ground, I pulled it out, and after a second of looking at it I knew that it was the back to a revolver. I went to look to see if the cylinder and the barrel were there so I swung my detector over the hole and there was still something so I dug down a few inches and out popped the cylinder and the barrel. After some research I found out that it is a 1860 army issue colt revolver!! I never thought I would find a gun and much less a Civil War revolver in California!!


    I was looking over the gun and I found that the owner of the gun carved his initials (T B) into the brass piece!!

    I just found out that it was shipped to Capt. R. H. K. Whitely Governor's Island, NY in 1862!
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    Last edited by hbru123; Feb 27, 2018 at 12:12 PM.
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    That is a really neat find. Congratulations
    Last edited by Simon1; Feb 26, 2018 at 05:29 PM.
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    Wow! COLT Firearm Serial Number Lookup indicates 3 possibilities for that time frame...

    1860 ARMY (.44 CALIBER) made in 1863
    1851 NAVY (.36 CALIBER) made in 1858
    1849 POCKET (.36 CALIBER) made in 1854
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    amazing find. Something I can only dream of
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    Super cool.

    Well done.
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    Great find !
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    Wow! That's a awesome find.
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    Congrats on a spectacular save!
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    All right then, to me, that does have that "WOW" factor.
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    Fantastic old Relic, congratulations!
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  11. #11
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    WOW!!!!! That is so awesome. Congratulations on that find. Well done..
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    That is an awesome find. Would look great in any collection.
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    nice find that what dreams are made of and banner
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  14. #14
    Apr 2016
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    Wow, thatís neat. Nice find!
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    Now that is a sweet find. Congratulations on finding an amazing relic and kudos to your research.
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