Older The Better
- Apr 24, 2017
- Detector(s) used
- Whites Eagle Spectrum
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
I was detecting near an old sandstone quarry in se Kansas not having a lot of luck so I moved across a draw and back up to the top of the bluffs and found these flat buttons mixed in with a few square nails, scrap iron, part of a skillet, what looks like the tip of a knife, and possibly a lock plate from a flintlock pistol or musket.
I think I found an old campsite but the dates I can find on the buttons and lock plate don't seem to line up with anything else I have found, the oldest date I can confirm is a head stamp "U.M.C. star" that I did find in the quarry that dates from 1880-90's. I try to keep my expectations tempered so I have a hard time believing that I may have buttons and gun parts from the early 1800's so I was wondering if anyone could narrow down the range for me.
if you cant make out the words it says "orange colour" separated by 3 dots, no makers mark that I can see and they are slightly larger than a nickel but smaller than a quarter