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Thread: TWO BUCKLES IN ONE DAY! (Civil war)

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    Jan 2020
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    TWO BUCKLES IN ONE DAY! (Civil war)

    What a day it has been!

    I have always seen people find buckles and other various civil war goodies beside the typical bullet, and thought wow if only I could find a site/ relics like that. It’s nearing the one year anniversary of my journey metal detecting and I have dug tons of bullets, a few buttons and some other petty civil war goods. But Ive been waiting for something unique and different than the usual. I decided as a one year gift I would upgrade my detector and just bought a simplex because the price point was too good to pass up! All of the reviews matched it with the top if the line machines. Anyways I just got it in the mail and decided to take it to a near hunted out yard that is right on the main lines of the battle, and boy was I rewarded! Being a new machine and a hunted yard I decided to dig every signal. I ended up with tons of aluminum cans and bottle tops. But I know now why they say dig everything these two buckles rang like sheet metal, or that horrible tin roofing that I know everyone has dug before. 60-98 target jumping around like an undesirable. The bullets did the same. Don’t cherry pick targets. Dig everything and don’t get discouraged that others find a lot. Have fun and practice & luck will be shortly on your side!

    (If anyone has info on what type of buckles these are and what they were used for let me know!)
    One looks to be some sort of sling buckle/ adjuster.
    The d buckle is either solid or plated silver. Maybe horse tack, or belt buckle.

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  2. #2
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    Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
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    The D buckle is a relatively common horse harness buckle. It could be CW period but could be later as they changed very little for nearly 100 years.
    Yes, on a good site you need to clear everything including big iron. (anyone ignoring foil is missing out)
    On my Roman sites I'm now clearing as many nails as I can as well, but it makes no sense clearing all the nails at the start because you will never grid enough area to pick up the good stuff.
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  4. #4
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    Nice finds Harrison, good to hear the Simplex is working well for you.
    As Cru already mentioned, the small buckle is likely horse tack related and the 'sling buckle' is probably from someones suspenders.

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    Nov 2012
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    Nice going Harrison and welcome to you and your girlfriend to the forum. I can agree to the dig everything. When I first started detecting I got a really growly iron sign on my detector and was rewarded with a nice old British padlock.
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