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  1. #16
    us
    Jun 2013
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    Awesome hunt and finds! Congrats! If it were me, I would get back out there to do some digging and sifting for more finds and definitely try to find more pottery shards to complete the Naval scene as much as possible. That piece alone may have historical significance and great value.
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  2. #17
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    Colonial relic hound

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    Very cool finds-especially the plate sherds! I would go back and try to find more of it. Why can't you dig deeper? That's usually where the oldest stuff is.
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  3. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by bonepicker View Post
    Very nice finds Aureus. I love those barrel taps, and that is a mighty fine FCM button.
    I have been wanting to see a nice example of the post 1730 design. The ones we dig have the drilled shanks.
    Thanks bonepicker. I have never seen a drilled shank ones. Must be way earlier than mine
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  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Thanks bonepicker. I have never seen a drilled shank ones. Must be way earlier than mine
    Always enjoy seeing your finds.
    This the last one I dug, its the pre-1730 cast and drilled type FCM button.
    The shank is bent, but the pic shows the shank well.
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  5. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by bonepicker View Post
    Always enjoy seeing your finds.
    This the last one I dug, its the pre-1730 cast and drilled type FCM button.
    The shank is bent, but the pic shows the shank well.
    Thanks man. That's a very cool button with a very distinctive shank. I will know what to look for.
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  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    Super job!!!! You really made some nice saves!
    Thanks BLK HOLE
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  7. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman53 View Post
    Awesome hunt and finds! Congrats! If it were me, I would get back out there to do some digging and sifting for more finds and definitely try to find more pottery shards to complete the Naval scene as much as possible. That piece alone may have historical significance and great value.
    Thanks huntsman. I just might try to go back and get more of those pottery pieces. Never know, something else could be hiding there.
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  8. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by DownNDirty View Post
    Very cool finds-especially the plate sherds! I would go back and try to find more of it. Why can't you dig deeper? That's usually where the oldest stuff is.
    Thanks DownNDirty. It's in the middle of a field. I don't want to get in trouble with the farmer.
    Da Deus Fortunae

  9. #24
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Aureus that would be incredible it was French I did find a 8 pound French cannon ball and I’ve always wanted to find a French button in the French or at this fort first
    The colonial French were the first to settle And build a fort In the early 18th century
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  10. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Truth View Post
    Aureus that would be incredible it was French I did find a 8 pound French cannon ball and I’ve always wanted to find a French button in the French or at this fort first
    The colonial French were the first to settle And build a fort In the early 18th century
    I've never found a French cannonball but did get a few dozen British 4,8,12 and 24 pounders. The French one is still on my list.
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  11. #26
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    I've never found a French cannonball but did get a few dozen British 4,8,12 and 24 pounders. The French one is still on my list.
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  12. #27
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    You always have interesting finds! I’ve stayed away from the dump sites with my detector figuring there’s too much metal to get through to the “good stuff” not to mention the glass..but I have access to two dump spots and wondered the best way to approach it. It’s overwhelming to go through a 200 year pit...
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  13. #28
    us
    Apr 2020
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    Is that a pipe? Lots of interesting finds. The buttons are in great condition...
    "It's not just good it's good enough!"

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  14. #29
    I like the pottery pieces...
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  15. #30
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    us
    May 2007
    central pa
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    very cool finds congrats, gotta love the pottery wow

    vp
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