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  1. It Pays to Metal Detect in the Rain! Indian Head Cent!

    Heavy rain this morning, but it was 60 degrees outside. When the rain turned to drizzle this afternoon, I hit the woods. Only one good find in two hours of detecting, an 1873 Indian Head cent. Really crusty out of the ground, but it cleaned up nice with warm hydrogen peroxide. Still has a little...
  2. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Antique iron trigger guard. How old and what type of gun did it go to?

    Detecting deep in the woods today and found what I believe to be an iron trigger guard for a rifle. It measures around 8" long. Kind of bent and probably missing some of it, but I'd love to know how old it is and what type of gun it went to. I found a 1700's trade ax in the area, but it may not...
  3. Mushroom question. Are these edible or poisonous?

    Just trying to learn about mushrooms. Give me your opinion on these bad boys. Are they edible or will they kill me? Lol!
  4. No Banner Finds Since May 30th? What's Going on Here?

    Over three months since the last banner posted here? What's going on? People too lazy to nominate banner finds or just a slow summer?
  5. Rhode Island "Pound the Ground" seeded hunt is on! October 2nd & 3rd.

    Rhode Island "Pound the Ground" seeded hunt is on! October 2nd & 3rd. Originally scheduled for last April, the Rhode island "Pound the Ground" seeded hunt is back on! Scheduled for October 2nd and 3rd, 2020. Event will take place on private property in Saunderstown, RI. Tickets...
  6. My Local Savers Store is Refusing to Accept Cash!

    I go to my local Savers store once a week looking for collectibles to sell on eBay. When I got to the checkout, there was a big sign stating that they only accept credit cards. This is illegal in my state of RI, but I guess they don't care. Also, on the front of every U.S. note it clearly...
  7. Dig Those Shotgun Shell Signals! Two Dandy Buttons Mixed in with 11 Shell Casings!

    Went back to the spot where I pulled out an old brass barrel tap key in the woods last week. The endless rain has saturated the ground, so the signals were really popping. Dug 11 shotgun shells casings, which rang up anywhere from 55 to 75. That would have been annoying, except I dug up two...
  8. Keep Finding These at Cellar Holes! What are They?

    This is the third one of these iron relics I've found at old cellar holes. Looks like they may have been attached to a wooden handle, but what were they used for? Any guesses would be appreciated.
  9. Rhode Island State Police Car Show Pics. Classic Police Cars!

    Thought you guys might enjoy some pics of classic police cars. They had a car show at the RI State Police complex today, which is about 1/2 mile from my home. Don't ask me what these cars are! I can recognize a lot of the 1970's cars, but some I have no idea on! Enjoy!
  10. Found a brass relic near an old stone wall. No idea what it is!

    Found an oddball brass relic while detecting along a stone wall in the woods today. I have no idea what it is or what is was used for. It's about 2 3/4" long and has a hole going through it. Any help would be appreciated.
  11. Satuarated Ground Windfall! 63 Coins and Big Silver!

    Way too much rain around here lately, but it does have a benefit. The ground is really saturated, so the coins were popping today. Went to a park that's given up a Merc and a couple of silver Rosies over the years. Dug a total of 63 coins in less than two hours for a total of $4.90. Best finds...
  12. 1900's Campsite Gives up an 1827 Large Cent! What the heck?

    Went back to the early 1900's campsite that gave up a 1904 Teddy Roosevelt watch fob and five horseshoes. Found a lot of junk iron, as well as an eight horseshoe spill! I'm setting all sorts of personal horseshoe records at this spot! Boring, I know, but I like finding iron relics. But the...
  13. Found another 1904 Teddy Roosevelt Watch Fob, Plus Five Horseshoes!

    Detecting in the woods today and stumbled upon an early 1900's camp site. Full of horseshoes and iron relics, as well as shotgun shells on top of it all. Got a 75 signal and just assumed it was another shotgun shell. Wrong! As soon as a spotted it, I knew I had found my second 1904 Teddy...
  14. ✅ SOLVED Yet anothe mystery iron relic! Can't figure it out! It's big and heavy!

    Yet another mystery iron relic! Can't figure it out! It's big and heavy! Found a very large hunk of iron in a field today. It was about a foot down and very crusty. It measures around 11 inches long by 6 inches wide and weighs over 11 pounds. It's tapered, but not enough to be a wedge (I don't...
  15. 1700's Cellar Hole Find. Tiny 7/16" Flat Button with Dove & Olive Branch Design.

    1700's Cellar Hole Find. Tiny 7/16" Flat Button with Dove & Olive Branch Design. Spent a couple of hours at a 1700's cellar hole today. Full of iron signals, so it's difficult to pull out any brass targets. Did manage to find a very tiny (7/16") brass flat button. Not sure if it's 1700's or...
  16. ✅ SOLVED Found at a 1700's Cellar Hole. Looks Like a Huge Cotter Pin, but It's Threaded.

    This is the second one of these I've found at this 1700's cellar hole, so I need to know what it is! It's iron and about six inches long. Looks to be hand forged. Kind of looks like a huge cotter pin, but it's threaded on the end. No idea what it would have been used for back then. Any guesses...
  17. Found a Letterbox (Geocache) from 2003 in the Roots of a Fallen Tree!

    This has to be one of my stranger finds. I was walking in the woods and spotted a huge tree that had fallen over. I always check out the roots of fallen trees, as well as the ground underneath it. Never found much doing that, but you never know. And as usual, there was nothing to be found...
  18. I Am Iron Man! Hand Forged Horseshoe and a Leg Hold Trap. Good Day!

    Back in the woods today after taking a couple of weeks off. Nothing thrilling, but I did mange two iron relics. First find was a hand forged horseshoe. Very beefy looking shoe! Must have been a rugged horse that wore it. This is my 50th horseshoe found during my 5 years of detecting. Second...
  19. 1951 Silver Washington Quarter and My First Ever Toostietoy Car!

    Metal detecting my old elementary school today. I've done it at least 5 times, but never found any silver coins, until now! Got a 92 signal that was mixed in with a lot of 60's signals. Dug down around 6 inches and pulled out a nice 1951 Washington quarter! My first silver quarter in over 15...
  20. Thought it was a junk ring, but now I'm not too sure! Inscription on the outside!

    Found this junk ring tonight, but now I'm not too sure if I should call it that. Rings up as 77 to 80, but it's not silver. Maybe a silver plated pewter ring? It has an inscription on the outside, but I can't read it. It appears to be old English style script, but not positive. I managed to take...
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