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  1. First hunt at 1890s House - A Three Silver Day!!!

    First hunt at 1890's House - A Three Silver Day!!! Well Folks, I gained permission to an 1890's house that sits on about 3 acres. It is a very cool property that has been restored, even the servants shack. The owner was an elderly lady and very friendly. She gave me a tour of the house, the...
  2. Finally Got Out Again - 1851 Half Dime and CW Relics

    Well Folks, it seems like a lifetime since I've been able to get out to detect or post on Tnet. I've been keeping busy though enjoying my workshop and building birdhouses to sell this spring. I try to stay out of my wife's hair during the day. LOL. My wife had business in the Raleigh area this...
  3. A Few Finds in the Pines

    My wife and I went back to Raleigh last weekend. Her for business and me for monkey business. :tongue3: I was able to detect at one of my old spots again. I have pounded this spot for many years, but was still happy to be there. It was in the 40’s but sunny, so not too bad. I didn’t go out into...
  4. Hot hunt + Wedgy = Little Cents

    I finally decided to get out to see what all of this metal detecting business is about. I scored permission to a 1903 small farmhouse close to town that I've been wanting to try my luck. Of course, I picked a scorcher of a day. 8-) The backyard was full of trash, and the mosquitos drained about...
  5. Any Knife Experts Out There?

    I was hoping someone would be able to give me some info on this large, heavy, all metal pocket knife. I dug it at a property up in N. Indiana a few weeks ago. The property had a school house on it in the 1830's and then a house also in the 1870's. *I soaked the knife in vinegar for about three...
  6. Hoosier Trip - Assorted relics

    The wife and I headed up to Northern Indiana at the end of April to visit relatives and relax a bit. With old 1800's map in hand I was able to locate the site of an old school house that showed on an 1830's map. It was on the same property where a house once sat from the 1870's. The house was...
  7. Modern Miner Workshop

    I didn't have a place to detect this last week and had some time on my hands, so I spent some time downstairs in the workshop. I love making birdhouses, and incorporating some of my metal detecting finds into them. I also make them from other objects I run across. The wood I used is 100+ year...
  8. Antique Bling and a bit of Silver

    I got permission to a 1920's farm house a few days ago. The owner said their nephew had detected it in the past I stopped by there today for a few hours. They were right, someone didn't leave me much. I dug about $1.00 in modern clad. The only keeps I dug were a 1944 P silver war nickel and a...
  9. Back to the Woods - Sweet Colonial Button

    Well Folks, I made a long day trip Friday to one of my old stomping grounds back in the Raleigh area. It was a 4 hour drive each way, but my reason for going was twofold. I was dying to find another CW relic or two, and I also wanted to get some more 100+ yr old barn wood from the property. The...
  10. CW “U.S.” Bit Boss + More at new location!

    Well Folks, on Sunday I took a turn onto a country road not far from my house that I had never been on since we moved to the NC Mountains. I’m sure glad I did, because I drove past numerous old house that looked very promising. One in particular was a large 1800’s house sitting up on a hill with...
  11. 🙋 WANTED WTB - Vibra Probe 570 pin pointer

    Anyone out there in Tnetland have a new or used Vibra Probe 570 model pin pointer they want to sell? I used to have one but wore the tip down from use. I did not like the new 580 model at all so I bought the Garrett Pro Pointer. I still want a Vibra Probe 570 too. Let me know. Thanks, Doug
  12. Salvation Army find - Clingometer

    Salvation Army find - Clinometer I stopped by the Salvation Army today to pick up a picture frame and saw this old box with an oddball thing inside that I had no clue what it was. It just came in and wasn't priced so I offered $3.00 and they took it. I figured the old dovetail wooden box was...
  13. Leadless and Shankless, but still a Dandy

    I had an appointment back in the Raleigh area earlier this week, so I was able to spend about six hours out detecting at one of my old spots. I have hunted this property for over 5 years and have found quite a bit of CW relics there. I was hoping to dig some CW bullets, but it was not to be...
  14. Buttons, Tokens, and Medallions Oh My!

    Well Folks, it was a beautiful sunny 65 degree day here in NC, so I went back to the early 1900’s house that I’ve been pecking away at. I think this was my 5th or 6th visit? :icon_scratch: The ground in some areas was still frozen, so those targets had me standing on my shovel and wiggling back...
  15. 5th Trip to the Yard of Plenty – 1914 Coin & Confederate Medallion

    5th Trip to Yard - ***1 of only 200 (?) Confederacy Vet Medal** Well Folks, I detected back at the early 1900’s house yesterday and continued to dig through the trashy areas on the side of the house. It really amazes me how someone could throw some of this stuff away. :dontknow: My hunch on...
  16. ✅ SOLVED Large 1914 coin - What country & $ amount though?

    Large 1914 coin - ***SOLVED** I dug this 1914 coin today at the early 1900's house I've been detecting at lately. At first I thought I had dug a large cent, but unfortunately it was not to be. :BangHead: Does anyone know what it is? Country and $ amount? It measures 30mm. I was thinking maybe...
  17. MORE RELICS FROM THE OLD HOUSE - 4th trip

    OK Folks, I made it back over to the early 1900’s house again Thursday. It was a bit chilly in the mid-30’s that day. I’m still trying to find the engraved name plate that would have been attached to the Southern Cross of Honor Confederacy medal, so I concentrated a lot of my time in the trashy...
  18. Southern Cross of Honor – Confederacy Medal!!! - ***VIDEO***

    Folks, I made my third trip to the house I’ve been detecting at the last few weeks. This yard continues to give up some nice surprises, but is making me work for them by digging through a lot of trashy areas. Some of my recoveries were: 1941 Merc, 1925 Buff nickel & a no date Buff, 10 Wheats (41...
  19. Three Items - Any Idea???

    I was hoping I could get some info on three items I dug at an early 1900's house yesterday. 1) Item #1 looks like some sort of on/off valve but the bottom comes to a perfectly sealed point like it was meant to stick into something. I think it is made of copper, brass, or both. :dontknow: 2)...
  20. Early 1900s House - 2nd Hunt - No "Civ", but got "Silv" **VIDEO**

    Early 1900's House - 2nd Hunt - No "Civ", but got "Silv" **VIDEO** Yesterday, I made it back over to the early 1900's house for my second hunt. The first 2-3" of dirt was still frozen solid in the shaded area. It made for sloooooooow digging. I found a nice variety of relics, and some silver...
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