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  1. #1
    vi
    Jan 2007
    Minelab X50 : Another world inches below us.
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    Any idea what this is ???

    was found on a hill across a river from some railroad tracks in VA. tack is for size.
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    Another world inches below us.

  2. #2
    TreasureTales

    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    Is it lead? Maybe a lead seal?

  3. #3
    vi
    Jan 2007
    Minelab X50 : Another world inches below us.
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    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    yes i think it is, its pretty heavy & sounded like a cw bullet.
    Another world inches below us.

  4. #4

    Feb 2007
    Shropshire, England
    XLT & Goldmaxx Power
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    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    a lead seal or weight

  5. #5

    Mar 2007
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    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    It looks like a railroad weight seal from a related What is it thread

    see thread
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,73846.0.html

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2006
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    Looks like a lead seal from the Norfolk & Western RR. Nice Find!

    Joe
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
                          Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy!

  7. #7
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
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    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    Boxcar seal. It would have a wire running through it and looped through the eye of the hasp on the boxcar. It would have to be cut off at it's destination and if cut off early it would be a sign of theft or tampering with the cargo. Used extensively on cars of liquor, arms and ammo during WWII, etc. Basically it was to keep honest people honest such as employee pilfering. Wouldn't work for security. A similar kind of seal is on most electrical meters and truck cargo boxes to prevent and detect tampering. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  8. #8
    dugupfinds

    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    Everyones said it - a lead bag seal.

  9. #9
    NCTom

    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    N&W is a railroad i have found n&w buttons before

  10. #10

    Feb 2007
    White's DFX
    13

    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    Could be a bale seal. Check out the pics on http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.../baleseals.htm

    You never know. I found a bale seal a few days ago that I am trying to ID. Cool find. Bale seals are often found around old railroad depots and plantation sites. They were used to crimp the twine together that crops were bound with.

  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
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    Re: Any idea what this is ???

    LOL...

 

 

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