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  1. Rev War no more but it's old and gold

    For many years my best finds for the year would usually be Rev War buttons and I wondered how things would go if the tap was ever turned off, and I'm kind of finding out now as it's down to a drip. The answer seems to be I would still find good stuff, just different, and here is a great example...
  2. Near a 20 year chase and it's over

    Near a 20 year chase and it's over and who would have thought, all a person has to do is go to the right sites and swing over the right targets! My first finds post for the new updated T-net and for my fall season, the better stuff dug over the last 3 weeks. This is a nice coat and cuff...
  3. Today's ID of Rare Button from 2018

    Since Ironhorse and I struck out bigtime last hunt I figured I'd post this update as maybe someone might find it interesting. I dug this button in 2018 and just assumed if I wanted to track down pics of others and all the details a simple google search would give me that, but I never did it and...
  4. 1812 Was the Magic Number

    This is my first finds post of 2021. I have dug plenty of holes since our Spring season started a few weeks ago and hope I'm as lucky and can return to post again for the last 3 weeks. My last hunt is what has me dusting off the old keyboard. The finds from yesterday are... War of 1812...
  5. Fall Catch Up Post

    I'm having a pretty slim year so far for quality finds but not do to the lack of trying as I'm digging plenty, just not the right one. For someone who has always counted on buttons to ensure a good year, when that doesn't happen it's tough to pull it out... did it last year but tougher this...
  6. Checking those buttrons, checking them twice, gonna find one but it's not very nice

    I used a little Santa type theme in my title because my Tuesday hunt with Ironhorse felt like Christmas compared to what we expected. It was sites we haven't hit for 5-15 years and it did not disappoint, at least in the numbers of targets we were able to dig. I was on a mission to find an old...
  7. Rev War, Early French & Silver

    More impressive in my title than in my post but it's just part of the job. :santasmile: I haven't been here much the last while but Ironhorse and I are back out there and in it to win it. :headbang: I expected 2020 to be challenging with many of our best sites and areas really starting to...
  8. 2019 is in the books. What I got! :)

    Haven't hunted in a few weeks and didn't take advantage of a couple of single day melts recently to get out, and now with the cold back it's done for good. So the detectors are put away and this years finds will get put in their cases/appropriate places once I click to post this. It's 2019...
  9. Got Sweeted! Infantry Scot and Mexico 1/4

    Recent finds with Ironhorse. If there's one thing we're blessed with when it comes to digging it's the diversity of the finds and the realistic potential of a very wide variety of things that actually could turn up... and these three is a pretty good example of that. I did dig many other...
  10. Pre Rev War French Marine

    Out with Ironhorse 2 days ago and failed at finding a new site but the scrapings off a couple of hunted ones weren't bad. These are my best of the day... 4 early French Marine buttons (Compagnies Franches de la Marine) and a cool weight with a lion stamp. In a temporary semi freeze at the...
  11. Silver, Military & Wax Seal

    More interesting things from my last couple of hunts. One hunt was pathetic but yesterday was fun having found a new site, and I didn't think I was going to get anything worthy from it - and I sort of didn't, because the Capped bust Half Dime was basically a random find walking back to the site...
  12. Nice gilty 200+ year-old commemorative button with a story to tell

    Ironhorse and I were at it again. First season in years the sites have decided to disc us out, but we'll keep swinging the coil until the ground freezes hoping for something with a little (or a lot) of WOW factor. I did however manage to get a nice button which is a decent result considering the...
  13. Artillery from different periods,a Bullhead & Big old Interesting copper with a story

    Artillery from different periods,a Bullhead & Big old Interesting copper with a story Out with Ironhorse yesterday, and our Fall trend seems to be continuing, that all new fields we try lead to Suckville! So back to Dirtyville we went to scrape what was left off some of the previous hunted...
  14. Devil Iron gave me my first Rev War but Jesus broke my old silver!

    Ironhorse and I got an invite to spend the day on a couple of The Patriot's best fields/sites, and it didn't take long to realize two things, which were they had great potential but you were going to have to work for it. I under-estimated how hard they would have been hit, but seriously who...
  15. It was like Duck Duck Goose Detecting... lead, lead, lead, lead, lead, and then this!

    Good way to celebrate 20 years in the hobby. :)
  16. Still on the hunt for my Spring wow button... however

    I did get these two early Artillery and mid. 1800s 1st Royal Scots yesterday. Back digging tomorrow with a new plan!
  17. A big ole French fake named White stopped by, and he had many friends!

    Just finished a 4.5 day hunt with Newfie boy who flew in for the week, as well as Ironhorse who made it out for a couple of days. Weather was terrible and it was mid. week before I got on some productive land, but it sure ended up being a blast digging! I dug 44 coppers, 5 silver (1 ctft)...
  18. A nice designed, 2 Artillery, 1 Navy... and my kinda Clad!

    Out again yesterday with Ironhorse and we revisited an area we haven't hunted seriously in well over a decade. Dug our fair share of old junk and modern trash but with that effort came many old finds, and this post is my best of the bunch. Overall it was a great day! I'm happy with the...
  19. On the board for 2019 with a nice 1812 Navy

    Sure was a long Winter but am back at it, and hope my future early military all look this good!
  20. 2018 totals! The good, the bad, and the Snow!

    Last year it being into December and Ironhorse taking off for a week, I prematurely posted my year-end totals, but the season continued on and I had what was my best hunt and finds to end the year... and we didn't shut it down until about the 3rd week of Dec.. This year I can only hope I'm...
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