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    Colonial Buckle Frame Amidst the Shell Casings...

    I had to dig a lot of brass shell casings before I found something good... but it paid off with a very nice Colonial (Shoe?) Buckle Frame.
    Not sure why there is such a high concentration of shell casings in one field. I usually hit 2 or 3 times this many in this area.
    Picked up a couple of live rounds too.
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    Last edited by Wildcat1750; Oct 14, 2020 at 08:05 PM. Reason: Added text. Added dug photos of buckle.



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    Well done!
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    Awesome frame, Congrats!
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    Buckle is late 18th century. Possibly post colonial
    Last edited by toasted; Oct 13, 2020 at 05:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Buckle is late 18th century. Possibly post colonial
    Thanks for the feedback, toasted. I'm always happy to learn new things here!



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    Well done!
    Thank you, Professor of Engineering. I especially like finding buckle frames!

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    Awesome frame, Congrats!
    Thank you, JeffInMass. The only thing that would make it better would be to have the rest of it, and for it to have been not so bent by some sort of machinery!



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    That buckle is a real beauty Nick!

    It almost looks too big to be a knee buckle though, I've found a few of these in my area, but they were considerably smaller.
    But I don't find enough buckles from this period to be an expert, maybe consider posting it in the 'What is It' forum for some other theories.

    Here's one I found a few years ago,
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    Buckles are one of my most favorite items to find when detecting. Congrtas to you!
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    Great finds! I hunt a spot that the National Guard used on occasion for field training. Tons of shell cases but I have to assume they were blank rounds. Since you found a live round, I’d guess someone was sighting in their rifle or doing lots of deer hunting there. Shotgun shells are everywhere around here but the old ones are still interesting.

    That buckle is a beauty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    That buckle is a real beauty Nick!

    It almost looks too big to be a knee buckle though, I've found a few of these in my area, but they were considerably smaller.
    But I don't find enough buckles from this period to be an expert, maybe consider posting it in the 'What is It' forum for some other theories.

    Here's one I found a few years ago,
    Dave
    Hey thanks, Dave! I agree with you that it is more likely a shoe buckle. Here's a couple of photos of it right out of the dirt.
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    Buckles are one of my most favorite items to find when detecting. Congrtas to you!
    Thanks, Silvermonkey - I agree, and they usually clean up very well!

    Quote Originally Posted by dts52 View Post
    Great finds! I hunt a spot that the National Guard used on occasion for field training. Tons of shell cases but I have to assume they were blank rounds. Since you found a live round, I’d guess someone was sighting in their rifle or doing lots of deer hunting there. Shotgun shells are everywhere around here but the old ones are still interesting.

    That buckle is a beauty!
    dts
    Thanks, dts52! This field is literally littered with shell casings, and it's an open field close to the road. The woods beyond were commonly hunted when the area was more rural. A couple of years ago I found an ornate oval knee buckle frame in the same spot.
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    Beautiful oval buckle, Wildcat. I’ve only found a few buckles and I consider them some of my “best” finds (which isn’t saying much). I imagine someday in the distant future MD’rs will proudly hold up a pull tab and shout “Holy cow, look what I just found!” That is if I don’t dig them all first. I’m working on it.
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    Thats a sweet find many good finds take alot of work you earned that one..Great job
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    Quote Originally Posted by dts52 View Post
    Beautiful oval buckle, Wildcat. I’ve only found a few buckles and I consider them some of my “best” finds (which isn’t saying much). I imagine someday in the distant future MD’rs will proudly hold up a pull tab and shout “Holy cow, look what I just found!” That is if I don’t dig them all first. I’m working on it.
    dts
    Just wait 100 years, dts52 and I'll vote BANNER if you post a hoard of pull tabs...

    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Thats a sweet find many good finds take alot of work you earned that one..Great job
    Thank you, A2coins! There are tons more shell casings (and the guts of an old TV set) out in that field, and hopefully another buckle frame or 2...



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