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    A Few Good Finds

    Been hunting in the woods and made a few good finds recently.

    What I believe to be turn of the century (Black Powder-Paper) Shotgun Shells.
    From somewhere between 1894-1913 timeframe.

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    And a .50 Cal Musket Round Ball with a Heavy Patina and possible Patch marks.

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    Canít Wait to see what else I can find.

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    Congratualtions on the nice relic hunt!

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    Thanks..
    The place is all wooded, with hardwoods, and i was amazed at how deep the Round Musket Ball was found.
    Im guessing it was most likely a Smoothbore pistol round, being as it was such a comparatively small caliber ball, but who knows.
    Anyone got any idea on that?

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    Hawks88

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    Some nice finds. Congrats. I’d stick around there for awhile and get the rest of what else could be hiding in the ground.

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    Thanks..
    Oh I will stick around.....
    I own the place...lol
    Ive also found what looks like a CW Era Mule Bit as well.
    No sign yet of a former dwelling of any type on the site so far.
    Topos as far back as I can find, show no buildings either...
    Got nuthin but time to search the entire area..
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    Brendan75

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    Hi, some nice relics you found. Congrats
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    Great finds and best wishes,

    I have a large ammo box full of bullet molds. Very few of them are the same size except for the colt models. Back in the day when local gun makers were the rule and not the exception they contrived their own riffling machines and broaches. The barrels were often tailored to stop the game at hand in the area. Firearms technology then was not much different from technology today. The gunsmiths were aware of the balance between velocity and bullet drop. Hitting power vs penetration, re wound channel. It wasn't until the Vietnam era that studies were conducted that proved conclusively that small caliber projectiles were better in the bush than large heavy ones. They fired an M14 and a M16 at stationery targets through a panel of screen wire about mid range. They were astonished to find that the smaller round hit the target with better consistency every time. It all came down to minute of angle deviation. Both rounds had about the same deviation but because of the difference in velocity the smaller round had better accuracy because it traveled that distance more quickly, thereby limiting the effects of the deviation in angle. I knew a man who thought to "sting" a large bear. He used a 22-250 and painted the hives with gore. The fine was eeuuuggge! I know, TMI!

    Best wishes and good luck!
    Last edited by Reanm8er; Dec 04, 2018 at 05:26 PM.
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    Nice old Remington shell caps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Combs View Post
    Nice old Remington shell caps
    Thanks.
    Im pretty sure there are more in the area.

    Found these images of what a box they came in looked like for those two types.

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    Great finds gotta be a lot of good relics in that area!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Great finds gotta be a lot of good relics in that area!!!!!!!
    Thanks
    Looking good so far.
    Havent found the first coin yet but i know they are there.
    Hunting with my AT Max, in the woods, in Zero Mode, No Discrim.
    Man when you pass over a 22 bullet 6 inches down, its like passing over a man hole cover... lol..
    Amazing how well the MAX finds even tiny/deep Lead, and Brass blows your ears off...
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    I have the max also great machine it also hits coins deep
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    Way to go Buck!!! great saves and I love those 12th Ga. buttons... LOL At least your shotgun shells are old, all we find around here are the new variety... "D"
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    Nice relic finds. I would keep looking around, maybe those hunters dropped some coins or other items.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    Nice relic finds. I would keep looking around, maybe those hunters dropped some coins or other items.
    Thanks,
    Thats what Im thinking too..

 

 
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