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    Diamond in the rough

    Yesterday I dug this diamond shaped (copper or brass?) piece out of the same hole as a CW musket ball. Maybe it was a fluke that they were in the same hole, but it looks to be old from that era. Any ideas what this may have been used for?
    Thanks,
    MM

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    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    us
    Jul 2005
    N Louisiana
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    Looks "field-made." Could have been anything. Some type of stabilizing piece to hold 2-3 pieces of wood/metal together? Or leather??
    Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer "am I worth dying for?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Apr 2007
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    Copper or brass without a green patina? Make you go Hmmmmm.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    Quote Originally Posted by BioProfessor
    Copper or brass without a green patina? Make you go Hmmmmm.

    Daryl
    Daryl,
    This is what it looked like before I attacked it with a vise and then a brass bristle brush.
    Any idea?
    -MM-
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    Apr 2007
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    Yeah. Don't use the same technique for Reales.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    Quote Originally Posted by BioProfessor
    Yeah. Don't use the same technique for Reales.

    Daryl
    Yeah, on the reales I usually use a belt sander or the Slap Chop.

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    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    Apr 2007
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    You know most people don't know that the Slap Chop originated to make change in merchants shops when people used Cobs to pay.



    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    us
    Jan 2009
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    that's really pretty funny.....thanks!

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    Apr 2007
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    Thanks. There will be people that DIDN'T get it?

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    us
    Sep 2007
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    I remember those years
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    Quote Originally Posted by BioProfessor
    Thanks. There will be people that DIDN'T get it?

    Daryl
    I get it. That's exactly what I thought about when I posted it. The Spanish Silver Slap Chop I was was first put out for Renco.
    -MM-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    Apr 2007
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    It was the first ACM.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    I have about five Pocket Fishermans in the original boxes too. I think they came after the Colonial cane pole?
    -MM-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    Apr 2007
    Mankato, MN
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    You can usually tell as the Colonial poles had Pewter guides. Not the more modern brass, bronze, or copper.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Diamond in the rough

    Quote Originally Posted by ModernMiner
    I have about five Pocket Fishermans in the original boxes too. I think they came after the Colonial cane pole?
    -MM-
    Hey Hey...I will take a pocket fishermen off your hands....I caught the biggest muskie in my life on the Jump River using one of those
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

 

 
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