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    Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site. UPDATED!!!

    Hi Guys and Gals,

    This item was found at a Boer war site here in South Africa and looks like a hammer to a weapon, I am not fully conviced about this yet and need your expert input.

    Any help will be apreciated very much.

    God bless
    Peter
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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    Peter,

    very nice artifact.

    Not any type of expert, that hammer looks old.

    Boer wars 1815 -1902, that could be prior to
    the war. Almost looks like something for holding
    a flint or popping a cap.

    Sure someone will be able to give you better info.

    Again, very nice find.
    have a good un............
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    Not an expert...but it looks like a fish!
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    Thanks guys for the replies..... I also thought the hammer if it is one is from an earlier period.... umm quite confusing

    Gypsy, is that where we get tinned fish from? Have you seen my Boer war finds yet, umm dont recall seeing your name on my post forgive me if I am wrong
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,47134.0.html

    God bless
    Peter
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    All items found using Garrett Ace 250 and the Tesoro Silver Sabre II metal detector

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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    Don't look like no fish to me. Not even on a bun.
    Fish are flat and square.

    But I think I remember seeing ones, hammers, that
    were in the shape of serpents, dragons, fish.

    all have a good un...........
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    hu
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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    http://bama.ua.edu/~alaarch/historic...game/ha02a.htm

    Go here.......Same hammer on this
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    gb
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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    Gypsy, you are a darling I must admit I was not that convinced that it was a hammer..... but now, no doubt whatsoever The next problem is why was it on a Boer war site?

    God bless
    Peter
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    All items found using Garrett Ace 250 and the Tesoro Silver Sabre II metal detector

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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    See thats what i love about this site ! The nice & knowledgeable people like gypsyheart !!

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    hu
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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    Quote Originally Posted by SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS
    Don't look like no fish to me. Not even on a bun.
    Fish are flat and square.

    But I think I remember seeing ones, hammers, that
    were in the shape of serpents, dragons, fish.

    all have a good un...........
    Geez Sherm...havent you ever heard of a hammer head shark? Thats a fish!
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    I'm trying to find more info but man that's got to be old.
    i found this pic on a site that had many Boer War era weapons.
    this one was an 1867 model from Austria I believe.

    I sent an E-mail to the guy who runs the site to see if he's willing to throw us a bone.
    It does now look more flintlock-ish than what I found.
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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    That's a bit early for the Boer war- normally we date it to 1899-1902.

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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    I do understand that. I was looking more at shape of the hammer and working off a theory that the native Boer farmers may have used anything they had.

    Please excuse my very limited knowledge on this.
    Is it a Jacket on or Jacket off day?

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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    Thanks Wetgreenie, I think this was from before those weapons..... Gypsy's link is exact..... Plus it would of been too slow to load a flintlock in a big battle like they had in the Boer war. This is one of those mysteries..... Smithbrown, I totaly agree with you on this....

    God bless
    Peter
    God Bless, Peter Gill

    Website: http://petergill.webs.com "Peter Gill's Virtual Home".
    All items found using Garrett Ace 250 and the Tesoro Silver Sabre II metal detector

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    gb
    Jun 2005
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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    Wetgreenie, you may be right.... The Boers quite often supplied their own weapons. If this is the case, it would be like using a pea shooter

    God bless
    Peter
    God Bless, Peter Gill

    Website: http://petergill.webs.com "Peter Gill's Virtual Home".
    All items found using Garrett Ace 250 and the Tesoro Silver Sabre II metal detector

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    Re: Weapon hammer? found at Boer war site.

    Probably lost by a hunter long before the war...
    Please look at my museum website.....      louisianahistorymuseum.org
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