Bucket List Find - "Puppy Paw" US Buckle!

nolanation

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Hunting one of my spots in VA and dug this awesome US Buckle! One of my favorite finds. Looks like it would clean up nicely, is it a good idea to clean to the brass underneath? Any suggestions on what to use? Happy Hunting.

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Digger RJ

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Awesome!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

Sooper Dave

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Beautiful early buckle! Canโ€™t ask for one in better shape. My opinion is to dry brush the dirt off and not clean it too much. Big congrats to ya! Thatโ€™s a thrill youโ€™ll never forget!
 

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Nice!! That's an excellent specimen, do NOT be tempted to clean down to the "brass underneath"...just leave as is, it's a beautiful, fully intact piece. Just carefully pick the loose crud off and stare at it for hours! Great find...Ddf.
 
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nolanation

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Nice!! That's an excellent specimen, do NOT be tempted to clean down to the "brass underneath"...just leave as is, it's a beautiful, fully intact piece. Just carefully pick the loose crud off and stare at it for hours! Great find...Ddf.

You guys are right. I will brush the loose stuff off leave it just as it is!
 

Rookster

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Great find.Congrats :icon_thumright:
 

Carolina Tom

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Very nice find sir! Congrats.

Perhaps one day, my detector will find one, instead of the smashed beer cans every time!
 

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If I were your side of the pond, it would be on my list as well, CONGRATS
 

DiggerKid2003

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It's still on my bucket list. Seeing the amount of people still finding plates makes me have hope. And congrats, you couldn't ask for one in better condition dug.
 

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SWEEEEEEET! Condition .

I'm a tad green . lol
Glad you saved that beauty tho.
 
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Beautiful piece of history in great condition! :icon_thumleft:
 

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