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    Two colonial Buckles

    found these 2 buckles on a colonial field system
    delighted shoe one is intact

    the other I am curious has Silver plating and faceted but not curved like a shoe buckle, could it be a Hat buckle?

    going back to find missing bit


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    Because the buckle your asking about had an off-set bar it went on a fairly thick bit of leather. Normally this points towards a horse harness buckle but in this case I'm stumped.
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    Thank you, me too ,
    the offset bar is very unusual, Thats why I was thinking hat buckle

    the funny thing is I had the missing piece, it was right beside the pice when I extracted it from the ground, i put both in my pocket and cannot for the life of me find it,

    so I went back today to see of I let it drop near the hole

    and 2ft away I dug a silver Trime 16" deep with my 15" coil on equinox , the signal was like Iron on and off good and crappy, but since I was looking for the missing part of buckle I persevered,, good job I did, I have to soaking will post soon

    don't have the the buckle complete but have finally found the smallest US silver issue. sometimes it take a loss for gain, I would never have kept going on the that signal
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    Both very nice buckles! Congrats to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amergin View Post
    Thank you, me too ,
    the offset bar is very unusual, Thats why I was thinking hat buckle

    the funny thing is I had the missing piece, it was right beside the pice when I extracted it from the ground, i put both in my pocket and cannot for the life of me find it,

    so I went back today to see of I let it drop near the hole

    and 2ft away I dug a silver Trime 16" deep with my 15" coil on equinox , the signal was like Iron on and off good and crappy, but since I was looking for the missing part of buckle I persevered,, good job I did, I have to soaking will post soon

    don't have the the buckle complete but have finally found the smallest US silver issue. sometimes it take a loss for gain, I would never have kept going on the that signal
    But its also a lesson on iffy signals that I always dig. Had many of my best finds that way.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
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    I'm impressed with the buckles and the trime but I think I'm more impressed that your detector can locate a small coin at 16". Wow. I've got Equinox 600 with stock coil. The deepest coin I've found so far was about 10".
    Last edited by Hogtown Hunter; Nov 22, 2020 at 12:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogtown Hunter View Post
    I'm impressed with the buckles and the trime but I think I'm more impressed that your detector can locate a small coin at 16". Wow. I've got Equinox 600 with stock coil. The deepest coin I've found so far was about 10".
    That must be 16" on the "fisherman's ruler" or there was a huge piece of iron down there too that the machine was hitting on. I'm getting the same depth as you with with my 800 and have been using Minelabs now for over 20 years.

    Great buckles and congrats on that trime. Hope you find the remaining piece of the buckle and never put finds in your pockets. I use small clear zip bags for my good finds and a Home Depot bucket for the "junk."
    Last edited by Erik in NJ; Nov 22, 2020 at 02:56 PM.

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    Nice double buckle hunt and a Trime to sweeten the deal!



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    Thank You all for your input

    here's a few snaps of the 3 cent, I have just read they take a while to clean but it appears to 1851 and in decent shape, once the black comes off

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    regarding the depth, again i got done my hole was about 18" wide and 20" deep, and i had a sweat going, when I gave up the first time my pin pointer was below the surface and with no beeps

    it was only when I went back back and decided to give it another go

    I dug deeper again the depth of my spade and i found the little thing in the new spoils, so it was deep and the signal was always just one way

    still no sign of buckle bit, i forgot to bring my plastic box and emptied my pocket in the car, so maybe its in the floor under the seat

 

 

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