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Thread: An old find, cast metal. Found about one foot deep.

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    An old find, cast metal. Found about one foot deep.

    Found this years ago but still have no idea what it is. It was at an old swimming hole that has a fresh water spring, buried in the ground about 5' away from the waters edge, about a foot deep and it had a good sized rock just above it in the hole. The area was also known historically to have been an encampment for soldiers on their way north to Brooksville. Although i don't believe it to be that old, looks cast to me.

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    It might be parts of an old cap gun.The piece with the single hole looks like a trigger.I don't think it is a single part but two separate pieces.
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    Looks to be made of spelter or zinc?
    So likely to be 'modern trash', post-1900 - pre-1950... I'm thinking tractor part.

    Dave
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    Its a "leaverright"

    Leave er right where ya found it. :P

    Just kidding... ITS NOT a leave er right where ya found it.

    ITS A...

    Take it to the pile of other unknowns you will find in your journeys... and then one day... to the scrap yard.

    Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back-of-the-boat View Post
    It might be parts of an old cap gun.The piece with the single hole looks like a trigger.I don't think it is a single part but two separate pieces.
    Good eye! Cap gun guts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    Good eye! Cap gun guts.

    Which part or parts?
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    Pretty heavy for cap gun parts, I've owned a few cap guns when i was a child, i'm 50 now. i believe they were one at one point, seem to fit together fairly well. I thought gun part, like a trigger guard but i don't see any way for a trigger to be mounted through or past these parts.

    These pieces have dumbfounded me for years now, and will likely keep doing for a more, lol.

    They have been in an old cigar box, that i keep all my finds that i have saved over the years. My junk box...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    Looks to be made of spelter or zinc?
    So likely to be 'modern trash', post-1900 - pre-1950... I'm thinking tractor part.

    Dave
    Yes, no rust or even visible corrosion, the way they look in the picture is the way i found them in the ground. I mean you can tell they have corrosion but i didn't see any visible signs besides the loss of metal on the pieces, nothing in the hole that i noticed either. There was some heavy foil folded up in the hole with these but i didn't save that. Might have helped to identify the pieces somehow. It was in good shape and pretty thick, folded a few times and was about 4"x4", probably 16"x4" when unfolded and perforated i believe, it was a long time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry In Florida View Post

    Pretty heavy for cap gun parts, I've owned a few cap guns when i was a child, i'm 50 now. i believe they were one at one point, seem to fit together fairly well. I thought gun part, like a trigger guard but i don't see any way for a trigger to be mounted through or past these parts.

    These pieces have dumbfounded me for years now, and will likely keep doing for a more, lol.

    They have been in an old cigar box, that i keep all my finds that i have saved over the years. My junk box...
    As we well know Terry, detecting modern sites often produces finds that 'look familiar'.
    When I initially looked at your find I thought, "I should know what this is... because it looks so familiar".
    I have several small boxes of finds like yours and I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll likely never know what everything is.

    But thankfully Tnet provides a forum like this where we can all play when the ground is frozen.

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry In Florida View Post
    Pretty heavy for cap gun parts, I've owned a few cap guns when i was a child, i'm 50 now. i believe they were one at one point, seem to fit together fairly well. I thought gun part, like a trigger guard but i don't see any way for a trigger to be mounted through or past these parts.

    These pieces have dumbfounded me for years now, and will likely keep doing for a more, lol.

    They have been in an old cigar box, that i keep all my finds that i have saved over the years. My junk box...
    I must admit that my first thought was small engine fuel system part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    I must admit that my first thought was small engine fuel system part.
    Mine too, wish i had found more of it, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back-of-the-boat View Post
    It might be parts of an old cap gun.The piece with the single hole looks like a trigger.I don't think it is a single part but two separate pieces.
    agreed
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