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  1. Revolutionary War era Brown Bess restoration project

    Current restoration project. East India Company Brown Bess musket circa 1779 or so. From the huge stash of antique guns found in an abandoned palace in Nepal by Christian Cranmer from International Military Antiques. There is a very cool video on youtube detailing how he came into having these...
  2. Part of a large stove ? No clue

    First of all this was found under a floor board in my old shed. My property was a working farm and also had pigs once upon a time and the "shed" was the old smoke house where they cured the hams. My wife has been turning it into her garden shed and in the process of cleaning it out she found...
  3. Mostly Cokes with a few other local Sodas thrown in.

    What I do when it's too cold to swing a detector. Always on the lookout for Hobbleskirt Cokes with Cities/States I don't have.
  4. Custom car magazine score

    As some of you know I'm an old muscle car & hotrod guy. So I tend to lean towards automotive related stuff when out poking around. Popped into a small junk store I had never noticed before and the lady had a box on the floor full of old magazines. When I asked how much she said $1 each or she...
  5. Amber Coke bottles cut ?

    These have me stumped. I can see cutting the neck off a broken bottle and using it as a vase or something of that nature but a local antique shop has several of these highly collectible amber straight side Coke bottles with the necks cleanly sawn off for sale cheap. $10 each.. Any thoughts on...
  6. Hobbleskirt Coke bottles

    Just recently started messing with these over the Winter when it's too cold to poke around with the metal detectors. So I'm poking around local antique shops instead and trying to see how many different cities & towns I can find. Does anyone know of any groups that do a bit of buying, selling &...
  7. Brown Coca Cola

    What an odd find yesterday in a local antique store. 5 or 6 straight sided brown Coca Cola bottles with the necks cleanly cut off with some sort of saw. Hard to explain without pics I know but they were cut a couple inches below where the cap would go so they still had a bit of a taper to them...
  8. Coin Star jackpot

    So lately I've taken up slowly walking past the Coin Star machine in my local Walmart but not expecting much. Well last week I scored a 64 dime and a French 1 Franc and thought the silver dime was beginners luck. Today I'm in the same Walmart and decided to check it again and ended up filling...
  9. Caption this..

    One of my favorite pictures. It's an abandoned Victorian farm house in the Cataloochee section of the Smoky Mountain National Park.
  10. Help ID Pewter cup & pitcher

    Posted here for attention although these came from a local auction house. They appear to either be very old or a fairly well done reproduction of something old. Looks like aged pewter but has an almost sticky residue on them. Maybe environmental from being in a house with a heavy smoker for...
  11. Civil War cannons found in SC river

    Apologies if this is old news... Civil War cannons raised from Pee Dee River | The State
  12. I love buying vintage NASCAR stuff...

    Bought this sign at a local car show 2 weeks ago for $50. Autographed by Smokey Yunick & Bunkie Blackburn and had Bunky stencilled on the opposite side. I knew what it was but I'm fairly sure the seller didn't. It's a pit board used so the driver knows which pit stall is his. The only time...
  13. Collectors, what are your favorite coins ?

    Dosn't have to be the most valuable or the most rare. Just the ones you enjoy showing off to people when company comes over. Personally I've been collecting for 50 years and have many many coins more valuable or more rare than these but I like holding history in my hand so these 2 are my picks...
  14. Posting for a friend

    Found mixed in with some tools.
  15. Is anyone sailing this ship ?

    Getting a bit frustrated. There have been ongoing issues with the site for well over a month with double posting, bogus "duplicate post" popup boxes and then there is actually only one post when you finally get where you're going, "do you want to leave this page or stay" crap, and a multitude of...
  16. Interesting thoughts on why were are who we are

    Been alot of bickering on here lately with opposing sides of many issues butting heads like those 2 old rams on the old TV commercial. So I thought I'd start a thread for people to comment on what makes them tick. What you're made of so to speak and why. I'll go first with a little history...
  17. Todays news

    LOL... Please no politics. Just laughed so hard when I read this I had to share it... Can you say hypocrite... I knew you could....:thumbsup: http://news.yahoo.com/gun-control-advocates-lawmaker-arrest-setback-220631790.html
  18. Favorite TV shows

    Was just reading yet another thread about the "Diggers" tv show and decided that a thread about the shows we actually like might be interesting. Please don't turn it into a Diggers bashing thread. There are several of those. Do a search and post on them. This is a thread for us to discuss the...
  19. Joke of the day

    Hopefully nobody will whine that it's too "political" and just get a chuckle out of it like I did. It dosn't name names so maybe it will stay up for awhile... Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. He kept...
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