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    ca
    Apr 2019
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    A tree full of musket balls, odds and ends and a DeSoto

    Here are some of my finds over the last week or so.

    Yesterday I went out with one of my sons and check out the rotted stump of a very large and old tree that was just screaming with signals. It turns out that it was used for target practice a very long time ago. With musket balls and 2 ringer shells

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    On the same day I also found an interesting lead heart that seems to have been a fitting of some sort as well as a couple of buckles.

    In the same area the day prior I found a harmonica reed, the destroyed brass case of a compass, toe taps, the remains of a broach with a flower center a 1915 British Halfpenny and another 1864 Nova Scotia Cent. My son found the clock movement just up the road a few hundred yards at the next cellar hole. There are a dozen or so foundations along the road over a kilometer or two.

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    The Nova Scotia Cent has beautiful detail, I have not yet cleaned all the dirt from it. I found it under a rock wall where I removed (and later replaced) a couple of stones and there was Victoria, chilling with a salamander.

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    And finally, for fun, here is a 'discovery' from last weekend that I thought I would share, a dual rear axle DeSoto Airflow Delivery. There can't be many of these about

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    Last edited by Doug from NS; Jun 13, 2019 at 09:27 AM.

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    Looks like that tree died of lead poisoning! Nice finds!

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    Kim

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    Funny..I found a tree area loaded with a variety of bullets..some shot and some not shot. I thought someone was hiding there and got shot at but target practice is a more likely scenario!Click image for larger version. 

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    Kray Gelder, GB1, Hughett and 5 others like this.
    The detector is my stethoscope to the earth, discovering the heartbeat of the past, to breathe new life into artifacts for us and the future.....

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    Chad Hiltz made the Desoto I think. Bad Chad Autos I think its called. Nice finds!

    Chub

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    Nice group of finds. I'm curious about the heart. Is the back plain, or is there an attachment device?
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    Target practice tree wow thats pretty cool
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    Very cool finds. I dream of finding a tree like that loaded with CW bullets. I remember seeing one a museum when I was a kid

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    Fascinating post - congrats to you and thanks for sharing!

  9. #9
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    That's a nice group of finds. Good luck on the cleaning.

  10. #10
    ca
    Apr 2019
    Nova Scotia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Nice group of finds. I'm curious about the heart. Is the back plain, or is there an attachment device?
    I am curious about it too, I do like it. Yes, there was an attachment device of some sort

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    Nice hunts, very cool finding all that old lead in the trees, nice relic saves & great looking cent, congrats on all. That delivery is one great looking car
    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug from NS View Post
    I am curious about it too, I do like it. Yes, there was an attachment device of some sort

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    I'm wondering if it could have been a lead filled martingale or bridal ornament and the brass face was lost? What you have is the lead fill back?
    Last edited by Steve in PA; Jun 12, 2019 at 05:51 PM.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 19
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

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    Nice finds. Congrats!

  14. #14
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    Hawks88

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    Nice assortment of finds. I like the old coin save. Congrats
    Doug from NS and Inspector like this.

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    Loves me a tree fulla bullets, my buddy’s backyard has a few
    Last edited by Joe-Dirt; Jun 12, 2019 at 07:55 PM.
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