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    Trigger guard, IHPs, Relics, BSA finds, Mystery Item

    Made it into the W PA woods for about 6 hours this week.

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    Two were stuck together in the hole.
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    Handful of Boy Scout bits.
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    Here are some of the older finds
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    Only second time Iíve found a leather rivet with a star pattern.
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    Got some quick responses back from the Whatís It forum that is is a flintlock tigger guard. Any other ID info or time period is appreciated.
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    Found this Mystery Item badge in my front yard.
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    Strange that it has engraving on both sides? Not sure on the references either, but if this is the Treasure Key you need to unlock a cache of gold, youíre welcome!

    This bottle cap also came from my front yard, the matching token was from a couple months ago.
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    Good luck out there!

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    jacdec1968

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    Nice finds. The Indians cleaned up really nice. Not sure about the mystery item, but I'm sure someone will recognize it.

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    us
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    Real nice finds! The flintlock guard is nice. The first thing I thought of on your mystery item is that it reminds me of the name plate on a horses bridle. I think you can still buy Green River whiskey for a few thousand dollars a bottle. I looked online.
    Last edited by Gene Mean; Jun 09, 2019 at 04:34 PM.

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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
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    Nice finds. Congrats. The IHP’s are in good shape with lots of detail. When I saw the mystery item I thought it looked a bit like an old screen door pull handle.

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    ca
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    Excellent finds
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    Outstanding hunt with so many killer finds!

  7. #7

    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johncoho View Post
    Nice finds. The Indians cleaned up really nice. Not sure about the mystery item, but I'm sure someone will recognize it.
    Thx Johncoho! Iíve probably found close to a dozen IHPís in this section of woods and they all come out nice and green.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Mean View Post
    Real nice finds! The flintlock guard is nice. The first thing I thought of on your mystery item is that it reminds me of the name plate on a horses bridle. I think you can still buy Green River whiskey for a few thousand dollars a bottle. I looked online.
    Thx Gene Mean! Horse bridle plate? You might be on to something there. Maybe the horseís name was Treashier, the words below it were the horseís lineage, bottom line is the horseís home farm. Reverse has owner info?


    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks88 View Post
    Nice finds. Congrats. The IHPís are in good shape with lots of detail. When I saw the mystery item I thought it looked a bit like an old screen door pull handle.
    Thx Hawk88! Yeah, the brass piece was found in a quiet section of woods, no other homesite iron or brass around. Knew it looked old, felt out of place for a handle, but an old trigger guard was a cool ID for sure.


    Quote Originally Posted by Relicific View Post
    Excellent finds
    Thx!

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor of Engineering View Post
    Outstanding hunt with so many killer finds!
    Thx!

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    us
    Jul 2010
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    Congrats of the finds Thad. Normally only broken pieces of trigger guard are found. It's definitely from an old muzzle loader, but whether flintlock period or percussion period is anybody's guess.
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  9. #9

    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Congrats of the finds Thad. Normally only broken pieces of trigger guard are found. It's definitely from an old muzzle loader, but whether flintlock period or percussion period is anybody's guess.
    Thx Steve! Louis and I did a 3 hr hunt trying to find some cellars in S Park. The trigger guard was the only true relic of the day. Lots of more modern stuff, and no luck locating the cellars. Thatís how it goes some days... the map maker who managed this part of the S Hills in the 1800ís was maybe testing the whiskey too much.

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    us
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    Great hunt, very nice trigger guard, nice detail IHP's & token, nice other recoveries, congrats on all
    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

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    Great group of saves

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    Randy

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!! Green River Whiskey Tokens are fun!!

  13. #13

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    Nice finds! Makes total sense to me about the horse plate since Meadowlands farm is a known racing horse farm. Neat find and literally came from my back yard! Lol.

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    Awesome finds! Congrats!

  15. #15

    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighVDI View Post
    Nice finds! Makes total sense to me about the horse plate since Meadowlands farm is a known racing horse farm. Neat find and literally came from my back yard! Lol.
    Thx John. I found this article. Now how did it end up in my front yard, modern Pittsburgh suburban neighborhood, but built on an early 1800ís farm, Iíll never know.
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