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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2012
    Indianapolis
    Whites MXT with 10"DD coil, Sun Ray probe
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    what did I find tonight? Looks like iron but isnt??

    Dug this tonight it was +80 to +83 VDI on my MXT & about 4-5" deep. Looks like iron but it isn't or at least doesn't ring up as such. Weighs heavy at 13.5 grams, it's about 1 1/4" diameter & right at 1/8" thick.

    One side (I assume the backside) slightly protrudes in 2 spots right where the hole is at it's thinnest point, almost as if it broke off of something. The other side is flat.

    Looks almost like keyhole for an old lock or like an electrical outlet trim piece. The 2nd pic shows the back side or the side that has the slight protrusions the other 3 pics are the other (front) side

    Any ideas? Looks rough to me & in no way modern. Looks like something an old blacksmith made.

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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2012
    Indianapolis
    Whites MXT with 10"DD coil, Sun Ray probe
    893
    390 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I rechecked & my MXT is reading it at between +80 to +83 VDI, I get a real strong zip from it in prospecting mode.

  3. #3
    us
    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

    Jan 2011
    New Orleans
    Garrett Ace 350 and Propointer, Whites Prism
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    It reminds me of one of the clips that hold the brake shoes on inside a drum brake.
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2012
    North Carolina
    Garrett Ace 150
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    Keyhole? Im stumped

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2007
    Central Wisconsin
    Ace 250 with 10 x 14 Excelerator Coil & ATPro
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    Ken has it. Brake shoe spring retainer.Click image for larger version. 

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  6. #6

    Jun 2012
    Cackalacky
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    Prospecting
    This is just a shot in the dark, but I think it might be part of an old leather tool handle.

    I've got an old leather handled ball peen hammer and this piece looks almost identical to the leather washers which (when stacked) make up the leather part of the handle.

    After losing a number of the washers, I pushed them all to the bottom and dipped the entire handle in rubber tool dip so I'm unable to look, but I do recall that there was at least one metal "disk" which freely slid with the layers.

    I found these pics of some generic leather washers and a slightly similar hammer handle online. When I get a chance I'll look under my workbench to see if I can find any more of the washers which fell off before I repaired it, but I know I replaced as many as I could find before dipping it in the rubbery goo.

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  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2012
    Indianapolis
    Whites MXT with 10"DD coil, Sun Ray probe
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Dihren View Post
    Keyhole? Im stumped
    If it is a keyhole to something, the key was huge, like real old time jail keys.

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2012
    Indianapolis
    Whites MXT with 10"DD coil, Sun Ray probe
    893
    390 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken View Post
    It reminds me of one of the clips that hold the brake shoes on inside a drum brake.
    Quote Originally Posted by mick56 View Post
    Ken has it. Brake shoe spring retainer.Click image for larger version. 

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    I think you are right however there are differences but I'm sure there are differences in the part from different models & makes. This had to come off an old car, I did find a piece of metal dashboard & part of a door handle from a late 50's or early 60's Cadillac in the same yard so chances are you guys are right!

    Thanks!

 

 

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