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    The Gilty Dog Summer days button hunt

    It's Summer again, so that means a good field site is the first rare find that needs to be found, but my friend Cerebus was in town for what is now our 4th annual Summer hunt and we were going to try and make it happen! This time around we had less locations, hunted fewer hours, and found less targets, however not only did I find a "Gilty Dog" ... I am a guilty dog for getting my coil over the best buttons! That said, we still have 4 hours left so in no way am I claiming victory quite yet, but it is still a big win for me no matter how it all ends up.

    Day 1: We did a short evening hunt at a field near the cottage where Cerebus was staying. I had very low expectations going into these hunts and thought if I came out with just one find I like I would consider it success... and I did. I dug the nice silver plated New Romney Fencible Cavalry (Light Dragoons) button (1794-1800)

    Day 2: We were back in the same area and seen hay being cut and baled. Got permission and I walked down the field and dug a decent little local militia officer cuff my first signal! (gotta love that) My two main military interests in detecting is Rev War, and the local stuff, so again my day was made! We hunted the half of the field the farmers had clear and did not get much more.

    Day 3: Took a drive up up a river and to a bay, and didn't see much for places to dig. On the way back stopped at a shoreline Ironhorse and I had dug some old finds years ago. I knew immediately it was not what I wanted to do, but did a 10 minute walk down and back... dug one target and it was the crown militia type button. It's like the things were finding me. So from there we went back to the hay field and dug some targets but nothing special. It ended with us getting some early targets very close to an electric fence, and that was where we would start hunt 4. That day the heat really got me, even quit about an hour early and stopping detecting is as rare as what I got on day 4.

    Day 4: Was really seeming like nothing special, walked around the hay field and dug an old target here and there, but after about 2 hours in I was in the center of the field and dug a button. I couldn't see anything on it being very corroded, so threw it in my pouch and kept going. About 15 minutes later, with it still on my mind, it just struck me as being something -- or better put I just had a feeling, so I took it back out to brush off the dirt a little. It was then I thought I could see some letters, and the distinct style of the lettering was something I was familiar with, and really wanted to find, so I immediately went over to my backpack to grab some water and have a closer look. I'll include the field shot I took then to show how there wasn't much to see. At that point I could confirm I had an early military button, and was very sure, but not certain it was what I was hoping for. Finally when I got home and started the cleaning process it turned out my day and Summer hunt was really made as I had found a Rev War Loyalist 2nd issue King's American Regiment officer's coat button... the last I needed to complete my collection. (both issues, coat and cuff) Last Fall after many years waiting I dug a nice cuff, so to get a coat size so fast I feel very fortunate. It's too bad it didn't clean up a little better, but based on how it came out it could have been worse. It's one I've wanted for a very long time so even if it was barely identifiable I'd still be talking about it the same way.

    Today was Day 5, we drove a fair bit and tried one field that had nothing. Ended up back at the "Romney" field and didn't get much. Tomorrow we'll do 4 hours at the hay field and that will be it. Hopefully I can get one more to add here, but if I thought there was a good chance of that I would have held off posting. All in all it was a great Summer hunt, once again. Looking forward to the next.
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    ca
    Oct 2009
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    That's the gold we are all hoping to find!
    Man, you guys always do so great, but the heat out there would keep me moving slow
    Great finds as usual!
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

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    ca
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    That’s one heck of a summer jamboree hunt.
    Very nice buttons.
    To Dig or not to Dig

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    Looks good to me.

    Finding an early military from Kent, UK is unusual!
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
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  7. #7
    Congrats on a very nice variety of finds.

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    Great hunt, congratulations!

    Thank you for sharing!

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    Very nice collection of finds,,
    I need me a few days of nothing but "HUNT"
    Maybe I'll put together a ride up to the peninsula.
    Congratulations on your Summer Rendezvous and your success.
    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

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    You always amaze me with those killer finds!
    1781 Half reale, Spanish cob, 1802 1 Real
    1740 King George,Vermont state copper 178?
    1853 Trime
    1851 Large cent,1840 large cent
    6lb canon ball
    3 x N.C sunburst, Confederate block I coat,block I cuff
    S.C button
    Regiment Artillerists button 1811-1813
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    Eagle I button,Eagle over canon button 1812
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    Rust never rests

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    Those were some good hunting days for sure.
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    Awesome finds. Really nice buttons.Congrats
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    Today was the final day and I added a 7th button. I believe it may be 7th Garrison Battalion.
    Last edited by Iron Patch; Jul 13, 2018 at 07:54 PM.
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    ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    Today was the final day and I added a 7th button. I believe it may be 7th Garrison Battalion.
    the variety of military buttons you've found recently is getting to the point that there's still going to be an interesting fall and when the big picture is revealed your going to have a big array of finds that are like no others
    half the fun is trying to research lots of the history connected to those finds, and that nothing to feel 'gilty' about lol
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

 

 
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