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    Red River Campaign 1864

    May 2018
    Downsville, Louisiana
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    Artillery Fuse Plug?

    I NEED HELP! Was out relic hunting a couple of days ago and dug this interesting item! I was excited, at first, thinking it was the right size and weight of a artillery fuse plug but.... after looking online and through all my reference books can not find anything close! Size looks similar to a Borman Fuse Plug but has additional recessed holes! The hole in the middle, as you can see in the pics, is off centered and a lot larger than normal! Found the item at a known Civil War battle site in Louisiana! Along with this item, me and my buddy found several round balls, a few minies, grape shot, shrapnel and a J-Hook! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. #2

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    Yes, is a extremely rare confederate "converted" Borman fuse support plug, per cannonball guy. I found one on Bayou Rapides outside of Alexandria,la
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    Tommy

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    Title? old fart

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    very cool
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    Red River Campaign 1864

    May 2018
    Downsville, Louisiana
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    Thanks for the quick response and ID etex! I knew with all the great relic hunters on the forum, it wouldn't be long until I would find out weather it was a Civil War relic or a left over part from a Model T ! I had no idea it would be a "extremely rare" Confederate piece of history!
    Last edited by Red River Campaign 1864; May 17, 2018 at 09:58 PM.

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    Nice find & welcome to the forum!

    Iowa Dale

  7. #7
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    Detectorist

    Apr 2018
    Iberville Parish, Louisiana
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red River Campaign 1864 View Post
    Thanks for the quick response and ID buck8point! I knew with all the great relic hunters on the forum, it wouldn't be long until I would find out weather it was a Civil War relic or a left over part from a Model T ! I had no idea it would be a "extremely rare" Confederate piece of history!
    Wish I could take the credit for that ID but it was etex that made that ID call. Congrats on the Awesome Find.
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    Jul 2016
    nc
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    Real nice..

  9. #9
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    Red River Campaign 1864

    May 2018
    Downsville, Louisiana
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    Thanks for pointing that out, buck8point, I gave credit where credit was due and corrected the original post! Thanks for the congrats! Super excited about the find! A first for me!

  10. #10
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    Red River Campaign 1864

    May 2018
    Downsville, Louisiana
    Garrett AT Max, Fisher F-75
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    Thanks for the ID etex! Made my relic hunt a hunt to remember! First fuse/ plug of any sort for me so adding this one proudly to my collection!

  11. #11
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    Red River Campaign 1864

    May 2018
    Downsville, Louisiana
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    Quote Originally Posted by etex View Post
    Yes, is a extremely rare confederate "converted" Borman fuse support plug, per cannonball guy. I found one on Bayou Rapides outside of Alexandria,la
    Hey etex.... you ever do any relic hunting around the Mansfield/ Pleasant Hill area of Louisiana? By your comment, I see you've hunted the Alexandria area before! Me and my buddy are always looking for new areas to hunt and would love to trade some info on potential sites with you! He's in Shreveport and I'm in and out of Downsville, LA oftern so have access to East Texas or Louisiana for future hunts! Let us know!
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