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    Hi There Possum and congratulations on your finds including the Franklin Half! Good choice of the background for the Franklin Half, high contrast. I'm also glad that paruna added his comment about the lead object as I had been wondering about its use.

    The size of the round holed lead object 'seems' too large to be a hem weight for either a dress or a window curtain. By calling it large I'm refering to the large hole size and how thick it is so it would have been used for a purpose that required a larger hole and a greater amount of weight. I was thinking it had a more work related use though what I had no idea but paruna has come up with some possibilities.

    Thank you for sharing your adventure, don't ya just love large branches where folks could climb and swing on! For me, the old trees anywhere just shout at me "Look Here"...…………….63bkpkr
    Last edited by 63bkpkr; Dec 05, 2018 at 01:19 PM.
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    First Possum Im glad you joined this site you two have some of the bests posts on here I love reading themKids and stuff have kept me away from hunting for a little bit Thanks this helps. I love that Ben those for some reason are hard to find its a nice big silver kinda like finding ten mercs weight wise anyway. That fort sounds like a honey hole for you guys I hooe you get that gold coin. Keep rippin guys. Tommy
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    Congrats on the Big Silver!! You don't see many of the Big Ben's found on this forum so well done!

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    Maybe a spindle whorl?
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    Nice half! They don't come out near often enough, grats to ya and thanks for sharing.
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    Nice Ben! Awesome! Congrats!
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    That is a nice find my rebel brother
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    Quote Originally Posted by peruna View Post
    First things first...congrats on the great half. There are rewards in life for persistence. You found one!

    About your holed lead...Folks in Florida used to do that with scrap camp lead for weights for fishing as well as for nets and sashes. Homemade, and very functional.
    Don't know if that is yours, but I have seen some similar in the area of FW/SW fishing holes.

    Nicely done.
    The fort is right on Bayou St, John and Lake Pontchartrain . I thought about it being a fishing weight, but a cast net or a seine weight makes more sense. In my line of work I should've thought of that...LOL, thanks for the great info Peruna!!! "D"



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    "I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." General Robert E. Lee


    "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." General Stonewall Jackson

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63bkpkr View Post
    Hi There Possum and congratulations on your finds including the Franklin Half! Good choice of the background for the Franklin Half, high contrast. I'm also glad that paruna added his comment about the lead object as I had been wondering about its use.

    The size of the round holed lead object 'seems' too large to be a hem weight for either a dress or a window curtain. By calling it large I'm refering to the large hole size and how thick it is so it would have been used for a purpose that required a larger hole and a greater amount of weight. I was thinking it had a more work related use though what I had no idea but paruna has come up with some possibilities.

    Thank you for sharing your adventure, don't ya just love large branches where folks could climb and swing on! For me, the old trees anywhere just shout at me "Look Here"...…………….63bkpkr
    63,

    You can ask Truth, I'm a sucker for large tree branches, I'll spend hours working them back and forth. I can just imagine some young buck hanging upside down trying to impress his young lady friend and spilling the contents of his pockets.

    Your suggestions regarding the lead weight are also plausible and something to consider as well. I suppose we'll never actually know what it was used for but having ideas as y'all have suggested makes for an active imagination... thanks, take care and God bless...

    "D'
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    "Blessed is the Nation, who's God is the Lord!!!" Psalms 33:12

    "I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." General Robert E. Lee


    "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." General Stonewall Jackson

    Founder / CEO of the "Indian Creek Historical Society"

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    First Possum Im glad you joined this site you two have some of the bests posts on here I love reading themKids and stuff have kept me away from hunting for a little bit Thanks this helps. I love that Ben those for some reason are hard to find its a nice big silver kinda like finding ten mercs weight wise anyway. That fort sounds like a honey hole for you guys I hooe you get that gold coin. Keep rippin guys. Tommy
    Tommy,

    As always I look forward to your post and replies. I realize Truth and I get carried away with our post, but down here we're sort of long winded and like to explain things in great detail, especially me... Lol

    You've always givin me good advise that I take to heart, your definitely one of my Bro's and I appreciate all the kind and joking remarks you make to our post, especially the part about me loosing my marbles, because when I found this Franklin, I darn near lost them for sure!!!


    Once again, thanks for everything and that goes for the rest of y'all as well!!! being part of this forum makes me feel as though I have an extended family and I appreciate each and everyone of you!!!

    Take care and God bless each and everyone of you!!!

    "D"



    "Blessed is the Nation, who's God is the Lord!!!" Psalms 33:12

    "I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." General Robert E. Lee


    "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." General Stonewall Jackson

    Founder / CEO of the "Indian Creek Historical Society"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Maybe a spindle whorl?
    You got me there Cuda, I know what a spindle is, or at least a modern spindle, but I have no Idea what a spindle whorl is. Sorry for showing my ignorance, but I have to be honest... "D"



    "Blessed is the Nation, who's God is the Lord!!!" Psalms 33:12

    "I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." General Robert E. Lee


    "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." General Stonewall Jackson

    Founder / CEO of the "Indian Creek Historical Society"

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabstang44 View Post
    That is a nice find my rebel brother

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    "Blessed is the Nation, who's God is the Lord!!!" Psalms 33:12

    "I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." General Robert E. Lee


    "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." General Stonewall Jackson

    Founder / CEO of the "Indian Creek Historical Society"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum View Post
    You got me there Cuda, I know what a spindle is, or at least a modern spindle, but I have no Idea what a spindle whorl is. Sorry for showing my ignorance, but I have to be honest... "D"
    Google it. You'll find all kinds of samples and an explanation of their uses.
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    You don’t think that it’s a lead nipple that wore through on the gun possum As A friend of mine pointed out?
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    Congrats on that big Silver half. Great find.
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