Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By BuckleBoy
  • 1 Post By artemis moon

Thread: Need help!

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    Feb 2012
    11 times
    Relic Hunting

    Need help!

    I found this in the Union siege lines in Vicksburg where I have found a a couple of dozen minie balls/buck and ball. It gave a VDI of 82 on the AT Pro and was about 5 inches down. It measures 2 inces in diameter and it appears the "spokes" were all connected but but that piece broke off. Any clues?/Thanks!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	002.JPG 
Views:	61 
Size:	664.0 KB 
ID:	641296   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	001.JPG 
Views:	46 
Size:	600.5 KB 
ID:	641295  

  2. #2
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
    1462 times
    It is the inside wheel of a gyroscope.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Gyroscope.jpg 
Views:	232 
Size:	51.6 KB 
ID:	641299
    Some people make things happen. Some people watch things happen. Some people wonder what happened.

  3. #3
    Charter Member

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver ÁMax
    3481 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (5)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Good God, you amaze me with the ID's DCMatt! Incredible. Now to find out what a gyroscope is doing in a CW site...
    Eagledigs likes this.
    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
    Kentucky Military Institute Button
    War of 1812 Navy Cuff Button
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Buttons
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Cuff Buttons
    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    TWO antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" rings
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    Two 1807's and an 1808 Half Reale
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1842, 1842-O, 1857, 1876, 1887 and one dateless Seated Dimes
    1842, 1849, 1853, THREE 1853-O's THREE 1854-O's, 1855-O, TWO 1857's, 1858-O, and 1860 Seated Half Dimes
    1895-O Barber Half Dollar
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Dateless Braided Hair Large Cent
    Antique Silver Ring
    1867 and three dateless Shield Nickels
    Two Sword Hangers
    Civil War bullets: Minieballs, Maynard Carbine, .69 Round, Colt Pistol, Canteen Spouts, Sabre Belt Rig
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag
    Two Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands and a Silver Ring from the Beach

    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html

    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  4. #4
    Feb 2012
    11 times
    Relic Hunting
    Thanks Matt! And I agree w/ BuckleBoy..What the heck

  5. #5
    Jun 2007
    Near Bangor, Maine
    Minelab Safari ProPointer
    148 times
    Metal Detecting
    What an interesting find! The gyroscope was invented in the 1850's. I wonder if a soldier was using it to distract himself before the battle. If that's the case, it's a pretty early piece. It does look like it's been in the ground a while. It's ashame that we'll never know.
    Eagledigs likes this.
    I refuse to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death



Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Search tags for this page

1850's gyroscope
gold gyroscopes ring



gyroscope icon

minie ball history
what is a gyro
what is a gyroscope
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.3