Back at the Fort

Florida Finder

Hero Member
Dec 17, 2020
Southern States of America
Detector(s) used
AT Max
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
A476B573-CA91-466E-85B6-DD614B4F45B8.png BB019F64-2104-426A-A42F-302F15D1BC73.png 50655C18-4D78-43D2-961A-0B071ADC3492.png 37B3639C-BA2D-4C5D-A986-0FC65A75AD41.jpeg I got out to the fort that I?ve been recently searching. It was a slow start and a slow finish. I actually had to hit 3 lots today just to recover what I did. Both buttons were from the artillery barracks I?ve been hunting. The first button I pulled out was this 4 hole brass button that is well worn. I can only make out a portion of the marking that says Improved. The second button was the US Great Coat button with a back mark of United States. The 3rd find from that lot was a shako hat artillery insignia of a cannon. Like all the others I?ve found there it?s broken. The second lot I hit turned out to be dud today. I moved up the road and decided to hit another barracks site and found a rivet, a dropped 54 caliber musket ball and a shot one as well.
There is a young kid who lives at the fort location and seems to be excited about the history and my finds. Last week I gave him a few relics including a button and some round balls. Well today I brought out my old AT Pro and gifted it to him. Should have seen the smile. It all about the kids! Picture coming tomorrow! Thanks for looking!
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Sr. Member
Feb 17, 2016
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro/ Garrett Pro Pointer AT
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
WOW! Awesome finds, but to gift someone an AT Pro, amazing! He will definitely remember this day! Haha! Congrats!!


Hero Member
Mar 3, 2021
Wilmington, NC
Detector(s) used
Nautilus DMC-2B
Minelab Equinox 800
White TRX pinpointer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
some great finds!! there is cross cannon out there just waiting to be pulled, you will get one.. nice great coat button


Gold Member
Jun 5, 2017
Detector(s) used
Garret ATMAX
Primary Interest:
Maybe few, still good ones. The real treasure here is your kindness in gifting the youngster some finds and the AT Pro. That's a positive impact on him that he will probably remember for the rest of his life. Awesome job!


Bronze Member
Dec 20, 2020
Kansas City
Detector(s) used
Nokta Macro Simplex
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
nice finds and great move! bet he wears it out...........

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