🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Metal Rod at Lake

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Found this metal detecting exposed lakebed in Montana. It’s a long hollow metal rod and was near a much larger metal….something we couldn’t dig up and had to leave. It was about 15 inches deep. The horseshoe was also near it.

Given it’s tapered and hollow, we were wondering if it was some sort of old fishing rod holder but I don’t know if they made them that long and out of metal. I also don’t know why a horseshoe would be there or what the much larger metal thing was. Maybe part of a boat?

If someone can help me identify the rod and also let me know if the horseshoe looks like one from the late 1800s or early 1900s (if it’s even possible to know that), I’d appreciate it.
 

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With the horse shoe I wonder if your lake was man made and you’re on to a previous farming area maybe the larger thing was part of a plow or something?
It was found at Lake Como in Montana which is, in fact, a man made lake from the early 20th century. So you could very well be right. I’ll hold off on marking this as solved for now in case someone else can say with certainty what it is but I like your theory!
 
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metal rod looks like a concrete form pin or horse shoe pit pin.
Don’t they use solid pegs for horse shoe pits? This one is totally hollow.
 
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