2 silvers and oldies from the yard, nice scout camp variety and a Good Conduct Medal

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Went to the scout camp for my weekly hunt. Wasn’t expecting much, had about a third of a campsite to finish and another site that was done pretty well a few years ago. I did better than I expected and in 6.5 hours I found 111 coins with a face value of $10.05, 46 camp tent pegs, a magnifying glass, 5 neckerchief slides, a Redskins spinner fan fob, 13 camp rope tensioners, a pole pin from a personal tent, sinkers, a twentieth anniversary hat pin, a medallion from a pocket knife, a volleyball belt loop, a personal tent cord tensioner, 3 tokens, a few tabs, some teeth from a rock grinder and melted aluminum from the fire pits.

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Went back to the yard where I found the Franklin half and spent 5.5 hours with my trusty CZ21. The yard was again very quiet. Not much to find, not even a lot of nails. Found 20 coins with a face value of $0.81, a toy truck and jeep, part of a brass window latch I believe, a lead figure without his head, a rabies vaccination tag, a hem weight, 2 bullets, a mashed penny, a silver dime, a war nickel, a bus token, a round ball, 7 wheaties, a few tabs, foil and other bits of aluminum.

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The rabies tag is from 1955. The bus token is from the CUMBERLAND TRANSIT LINE and is GOOD FOR ONE SCHOOL FARE. I have found several others like it. The silver dime is from 1947 and the war nickel is a 1943 P.

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The round ball is impossible to date but it has a nice thick coat of oxidation. The other bullet also has a thick coat and a deep cone cavity. I can’t see any grooves or markings on it so I’m not exactly sure what it is. It looks like a .44 caliber and the only bullets I have seen with a deep cone cavity are from the civil war. It is not a recognizable shape and I can’t see any rings or grooves. It is a mystery right now.

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I went back to one of the schools and spent 4.5 hours trying a new section of the grounds. I found 93 coins with a face value of $4.84 (64 pennies), a silver plate fork, part of a harmonica reed, 2 pieces of strip fed blanks for a nail gun, a good conduct medal, a toasted wheatie, and the usual pile of junk.

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The good conduct medal is the design used by the army and the air force. It has been used in the army from 1941 to the present. The air force has used it from 1968 until 2006 and then started again in 2009 and is still used today. The design has not changed so no telling how old this one is.

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The fork is marked BB SILVER PLATE. I can’t find a lot about the age of the manufacturer. I did find some matching pieces for sale online, but no info was available.

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That ended my detecting year. My detecting year starts May 1 and ends April 30.

I started the new year at the cw bullet school. Unfortunately it was a rather rainy day, but I stuck it out for 5 hours. Not as good as I hoped, but it was a decent day. I found 73 coins with a face value of $3.66, ear buds in the grass, an old piece of brass toilet seat hardware, a cheapie book shaped locket, a folded penny, a name spinner pendant, a large older bullet, a stainless spoon, a nice old pick and a pile of the usual junk.

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The bullet is an older type. It is a .45 caliber with a length of 1.3 inches. It had a decent coat of oxidation, but most of it came off as I got it out of the damp location it was in. Not sure exactly what type it is. I’ve seen them before but that was a long time ago and I don’t remember much about them. Any ID help would be appreciated.

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So a decent end to my 20th year of detecting, but a slow start on the new year. I’ll get my year totals ready and post them soon. Thanks for looking, stay safe, good luck and may your coil lead you to good things.
 

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Nice finds! Congrats and Happy New Year!
 

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Went to the scout camp for my weekly hunt. Wasn’t expecting much, had about a third of a campsite to finish and another site that was done pretty well a few years ago. I did better than I expected and in 6.5 hours I found 111 coins with a face value of $10.05, 46 camp tent pegs, a magnifying glass, 5 neckerchief slides, a Redskins spinner fan fob, 13 camp rope tensioners, a pole pin from a personal tent, sinkers, a twentieth anniversary hat pin, a medallion from a pocket knife, a volleyball belt loop, a personal tent cord tensioner, 3 tokens, a few tabs, some teeth from a rock grinder and melted aluminum from the fire pits.

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Went back to the yard where I found the Franklin half and spent 5.5 hours with my trusty CZ21. The yard was again very quiet. Not much to find, not even a lot of nails. Found 20 coins with a face value of $0.81, a toy truck and jeep, part of a brass window latch I believe, a lead figure without his head, a rabies vaccination tag, a hem weight, 2 bullets, a mashed penny, a silver dime, a war nickel, a bus token, a round ball, 7 wheaties, a few tabs, foil and other bits of aluminum.

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The rabies tag is from 1955. The bus token is from the CUMBERLAND TRANSIT LINE and is GOOD FOR ONE SCHOOL FARE. I have found several others like it. The silver dime is from 1947 and the war nickel is a 1943 P.

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The round ball is impossible to date but it has a nice thick coat of oxidation. The other bullet also has a thick coat and a deep cone cavity. I can’t see any grooves or markings on it so I’m not exactly sure what it is. It looks like a .44 caliber and the only bullets I have seen with a deep cone cavity are from the civil war. It is not a recognizable shape and I can’t see any rings or grooves. It is a mystery right now.

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I went back to one of the schools and spent 4.5 hours trying a new section of the grounds. I found 93 coins with a face value of $4.84 (64 pennies), a silver plate fork, part of a harmonica reed, 2 pieces of strip fed blanks for a nail gun, a good conduct medal, a toasted wheatie, and the usual pile of junk.

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The good conduct medal is the design used by the army and the air force. It has been used in the army from 1941 to the present. The air force has used it from 1968 until 2006 and then started again in 2009 and is still used today. The design has not changed so no telling how old this one is.

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The fork is marked BB SILVER PLATE. I can’t find a lot about the age of the manufacturer. I did find some matching pieces for sale online, but no info was available.

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That ended my detecting year. My detecting year starts May 1 and ends April 30.

I started the new year at the cw bullet school. Unfortunately it was a rather rainy day, but I stuck it out for 5 hours. Not as good as I hoped, but it was a decent day. I found 73 coins with a face value of $3.66, ear buds in the grass, an old piece of brass toilet seat hardware, a cheapie book shaped locket, a folded penny, a name spinner pendant, a large older bullet, a stainless spoon, a nice old pick and a pile of the usual junk.

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The bullet is an older type. It is a .45 caliber with a length of 1.3 inches. It had a decent coat of oxidation, but most of it came off as I got it out of the damp location it was in. Not sure exactly what type it is. I’ve seen them before but that was a long time ago and I don’t remember much about them. Any ID help would be appreciated.

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So a decent end to my 20th year of detecting, but a slow start on the new year. I’ll get my year totals ready and post them soon. Thanks for looking, stay safe, good luck and may your coil lead you to good things.
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 
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Nice finds. I always like to see those Neckerchief slides.
Thanks. I have found a lot of neckerchief slides at camp. The new scouts in our troop each get one and that will be true for a long time to come.
Nice finds! Congrats and Happy New Year!
Thanks. I hope this year is at least as good as the last one. Hopefully my obligations will allow me some time to put my year summary together soon.

Thanks to all, stay safe and keep swingin.
 

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Man that's a whole lot of digging right there, my knees where getting sore just looking all your finds! 😅
Congrats on the '47 Rosie and the Good Conduct Medal. I'm sure if you got a new charger case for those earbuds, you could use them or at least sell them. That Scouts camp has produced well for you over the years, kudos to you for removing all those old tent stakes too. :thumbsup:
 

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Strong work digging all those finds!
 
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Man that's a whole lot of digging right there, my knees where getting sore just looking all your finds! 😅
Congrats on the '47 Rosie and the Good Conduct Medal. I'm sure if you got a new charger case for those earbuds, you could use them or at least sell them. That Scouts camp has produced well for you over the years, kudos to you for removing all those old tent stakes too. :thumbsup:
Thanks, I am a digger. I’ll see what I can do with the earbuds. I have found over 17,000 tent pegs at camp. They don’t own that many, but they keep loosing them and I keep refinding them. Stay safe and keep swingin.
 

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