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  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2006
    NC
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    Civil War Item?

    The round green brass item was found about 4 feet from the 3 ringer last weekend.
    Hoping someone out there has seen something similar in their digs.
    I was thinking maybe part of a form / mold?
    Thanks for everyones input in advance.
    B|lker in NC
    PS i was thrilled to find the 3-ringer also
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  3. #2
    us
    Sep 2007
    Reno, NV
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    looks like part of an old bullet mold. Maybe a .36 or .31 just a guess.
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  4. #3
    us
    Dec 2011
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    Metal Detecting
    was it found at the same depth as the three ringer?
    sometimes determining the age of something can help narrow down what it might be.......
    intersting find......
    The Only Consistency Is The Inconsistency

  5. #4
    us
    Apr 2006
    NC
    2-Ace 250`s Garret AT Pro
    658
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Carson Coin Master View Post
    looks like part of an old bullet mold. Maybe a .36 or .31 just a guess.
    Cool i got a couple of reply`s.

    I have found what i think is a .44 round ball from the same location plus
    a williams cleaner at 2 inches and another 3 ringer at 6 inches.
    This 3 ringer was laying on top of the ground due to a backhoe moving the dirt around and the round brass item in question was at 6 inches.

    Thanks for your input Pumice and Carson Coin Master.
    Can`t wait till the tick`s to die out so i can hit the area some more.
    B|lker

  6. #5
    us
    Jun 2011
    SE Minnesota
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    Metal Detecting
    what is that thing in the top of the first pic? is it a rivet?
    C'mon, coin. C'mon coin! dang, popta... wait. Is that, YESSSSSS SILVER!!!

  7. #6
    Educator

    Feb 2006
    Occupied CSA (Richmond VA)
    White's 6000, Nautilus DMC-1, Minelab
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    Relic Hunting
    The green round-ish brass disc appears to be part of a gate-valve. Similar ones have been found and discussed in this forum recently. Speaking as a civil war relic digger and dealer for nearly 40 years, I'm sorry to have to tell you, I'm quite certain it is not from a bulletmold.

    Antlerman, yes the object at the top is a special type of rivet, used for holding two thick pieces of leather together. Such "thick-disc" rivets were used on civil war sword-belts, but also on other leather items. Despite their use on other items, many civil war relic diggers call them a sword-belt rivet. They're a common find in yankee cavalry campsites.

  8. #7
    us
    Dec 2007
    Victoria, Texas
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    Yes, the round part is half of a gate valve "gate".

  9. #8
    us
    Apr 2006
    NC
    2-Ace 250`s Garret AT Pro
    658
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Agreed CannonballGuy
    The gate valve was developed for steam in the early 1800`s.
    The Gate Valve
    I have found some old short railroad spike`s and evidence of a track bed there so maybe it was off of a steam engine?

    Thanks for the info on the rivet Antlerman. maybe there`s a union plate up there waiting on me to free it.

    Happy digging all and thanks for looking.
    B|lker in NC

 

 

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