Yeah I can kind of see that too but still not sure. Thanks.
With river detecting I do find a lot of parts. Parts of things that have probably broken up in the water. So I find a lot of things that are difficult to identify.
Still gray in color because it was in the sand in the river. Almost 6 inches in length, flares out to about a half an inch width and about half an inch tall. Appears to be broken off of something longer.
At first I thought it was bayonet related but realized it was lead. Almost looks like a...
I recently found an arrowhead in West Virginia. I was told on the Native American artifacts forum, on here, it was probably a Morrow Mountain type 2, named after a mountain in North Carolina. It also made me wonder how it got here. Maybe the same wide spread tribe or allies that traded? Or...
River was up from a few days of hard rain but it’s finally coming back down enough to look for relics.
I have dug a lot of recently deposited spoons, lock pieces, watch pieces, including a vintage wrist watch, buckles, and other relics. Most of it’s really toastie but will make good additions...
Found on the river bank today. I suspect it’s older due to the mortise tenon holes. Some still practice this type of work but the piece appears older.
Just thought it was neat and would post. I left it laying because I didn’t feel like carrying it out. Lol.
Not sure. There is what people call a chicken eagle with a long neck. I’ve mainly seen them facing the other direction though. The chicken eagle was more common after civil war, during the Indian Wars. I’ve never ran across this one. Interesting. If I find any info I’ll post back.
Sorry guys. No caliper yet. Looks like it could be a 32 caliber Smith and Wesson model 2 revolver shell and casing. 3 rings near the base. Very small caliber though.
Also maybe a 22 caliber type 1 but the casing looks different from those.
Eye balled it on the river edge today after the...
That’s a good day. Nice buckle and buttons. The other piece, not sure. I’m sure everyone’s first instinct is harness and tack related because of the leather. I’ll look through some old tack catalog sites I have saved, see if it pops up.
I have found copper discs like this on older home sites. Mine were more uniform in shape so yours may be different, yours are more crudely made (almost hand made) . I’ve read they used to use copper spacers between the slate on the roofs.