I found two padlocks and a big grape shot a couple of days ago and electrolysis is fi

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The large grape shot is very crude so I’m not sure if it’s colonial and just was poorly made or what the thecannanballgiy has been cent pictures we’ll see. I also found a British King George padlock which was the 2nd one last week. I’ve been chasing deep iron lately which is really paying off I was told that the French a pound cannon ball OK I found was very rare to find in the United States. These were all found between 10 and 12 inches down in the square nail pit. late-1700s/early-1800s "Smokehouse style" padlock... with the GR (Georgius Rex) and British Royal Crown stamping marks style on the brass keyhole "dustcover." BEFORE LOCK 1
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Lock #2 Before (I tried myself no good lol) IMG_0430.jpg

Lock #2 After IMG_0458.jpg IMG_0456.jpg


And the best part is the brass lock plate still works IMG_0467.jpg

And last but not least my Canister shot or large grape shot not sure yet.
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AFTER We noticed there was a lot of holes which was from pouring incorrectly and there’s a seam around it now was a colonial which would’ve been made this crudely or is it later and they just did a bad job
I’d like to thank my friend Glenn who has taught me so much about electrolysis and he takes it to a whole nother level with heat between 850 and 900°F to really dry out that grape shot. He did a amazing job.[emoji1317] IMG_0462.jpg IMG_0463.jpg
 

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Wow that electrolyte treatment really brought them out, that grape shot really pops now. Love that lock, it's fascinating to see how things were crafted 250 years ago. Great finds truth.
 
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Wow that electrolyte treatment really brought them out, that grape shot really pops now. Love that lock, it's fascinating to see how things were crafted 250 years ago. Great finds truth.

And I really love the fact that the dust cover closes still. Amazing ecmo
 
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Wow that electrolyte treatment really brought them out, that grape shot really pops now. Love that lock, it's fascinating to see how things were crafted 250 years ago. Great finds truth.

I see what you’re saying that explains the iron in there I’m just surprised they use the brass
 

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I see what you’re saying that explains the iron in there I’m just surprised they use the brass
Brass? That surprises me. Ones I've seen were steel.... I thought.
 

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Very nice I have a lock plate cover I have yet to dig the lock. Very nice finds!
 

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Fricken cool man, love digging those old locks..
 

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I appreciate everybody who left the comment thank you so much hopefully they’ll be more to come
Hope so too, good luck Dean
 

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And I really love the fact that the dust cover closes still. Amazing ecmo

That's because its brass... had it also been iron that sucker would have become "one" with the rest of it... fused. heh
 
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Hope so too, good luck Dean

I went back out there I got one mystery kind the size of a nickel and a button I never get buttons because this one rang up at a 16 and I hate
16s sooooo now I have to did them if it a perfect 16 or 16/17 It’s bad enough I got a cannonball out of there at one and a half maybe 2 feet so now I have to dig it there’s just so many pieces of deep leaverite.
 
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That's because its brass... had it also been iron that sucker would have become "one" with the rest of it... fused. heh

I thought it was brass I thought I was going nuts thank you so much I like being right sometimes lol
 

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