My 1st Long barrel gun!!! Tokens, Bells, LCs, Buttons-with the new detector.

pepperj

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Got the new Deus ll-finally got the controller sorted out (replacement) and the new cuff wireless headphones.
So I have gotten out for a hour here and there-only hit a few well hunted iron patches.
Just to see if this new would be any better than the previous model-YUP!
It gives another level of finding the odd button-brass/copper item that was missed in the hard hit spots.

One might say I have hunted these spots where any nonferrous item (foil even) might be a ok hunt.
All very close to the doormat-5 minutes in any direction. So time/gas is really taken off the table.

So after building a hoop house I said to the mrs on late Wednesday that Thursday PM and Friday was for mental therapy play-meeting an afternoon and a road trip on Friday.
Yesterday was a total whirl wind catch up day of chores-

So the Thursday PM haut was to a well hunted site that had beans, mowed nice and clean.
1st hit-The kiss of death One Cent-basically I knew I was cursed for the rest of the time there-yup-dug really nothing special.
But one in the pouch is better than a skunked hunt.
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Friday's road trip hunt was to a multi site location-2 permission (depending on what side of the road)but all are within eye shot of each other 1200ft.
I stopped at the first field and the first signal-A nice square framed Sash Buckle-was this the kiss of death for the site?
Dug a part of a bridal bit
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Kind of as I dug a few targets-few late Victorian pieces.
So off to see the permission-was the worked field planted-nope!
Got back-worked? :laughing7: Not really-just a strip 2 discs wide 40ft to the back of the first field-the rest was liquid manure-now a little $hit isn't going to scare this guy off-it was 95% dried up
Just stay out of the black zones-nasty digging in those-boot scrapping after.
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So I headed for the raise in the field, (where the tractor maks end on the right) to be rewarded with a 1842 Bank of Montreal Token-a few other things.
I love it when they fall off the dirt-I always know it's a fine keeper.
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One real deep piece of copper. It wasn't any real winner-be impressive depth.
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So back down to the road part of the field-nothing too great.
A button
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I got bored quickly-so I thought maybe the postal station site-across the way-still in corn stalks-but I have hit this 3 times on previous trips.
Well hello there Mr Token
Scuffed the stalks away and there it lay-easy retrieval-got to love it!
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Then a piece of cufflink? Enamel-cloisonne perhaps-an old period piece.
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The next signal was a nice suspender frame.

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Wow! Close by was this 85-dug-still 85-dug and down I went-had to be iron/can slaw-well-well-well looks here-Nice!
For the locked on # of 85-depth-nothing but impressive to say the least
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Then I popped another bit of bling looking item.
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I figured I'd kill the rest of the hunt with the easy-back across the road to the bean site-20 acre field 900'x900'
3 sites (iron patches) maps says 3-but they could be houses or barns. :dontknow:
Walked out to the furthest point where I thought there might be #3 site-750' NE
Yup iron-steady-no non ferrous-iron and lots of it.
Then to popped a -say what looks like a ram rod holder?
Sweet!
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Next signal #2 holder
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#3 Trigger guard! :hello2::headbang: OK this could be the makings of a gun.
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Next was the barrel-My first one!
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So I threw up a "What is it" for the gun parts.
Missing some parts-so another road trip might be in short order. (Things like this rent space in the head)

Well this well winded-so I'll keep it short-ya right.
Excited at getting out and about-getting a first-getting a road trip in-it was a good therapy day.
Thanks for looking.
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hollARDog

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Thank you so much.
You have great taste in finds.😊
We must be of the same digging blood.
I fully agree on the heel plate.
I have only found 1 other complete plate 14 yrs ago.
I have found a steel horseshoe type as well.
This one is well received, and a keeper in my book.
Here is a clean looking picture.
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Pretty damn cool in my uneducated eyes🤘
 

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Mighty fine outing. Tip of the hat to you Sir. (I'd rather be in the buck brush) 😉
 

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Cheese and crackers, Pepperj, my back and my knees are killing me from looking at the hoard on the tailgate! I am glad you took the time and created a very nice post. Congratulations on your first barrel and the ID’ing.
 
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Is that one of them guns for shooting around the corner?
Nice finds
Thanks, and for the good 😅
Crooked barrels are a sure way of getting around the corner shots right.
 

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Got the new Deus ll-finally got the controller sorted out (replacement) and the new cuff wireless headphones.
So I have gotten out for a hour here and there-only hit a few well hunted iron patches.
Just to see if this new would be any better than the previous model-YUP!
It gives another level of finding the odd button-brass/copper item that was missed in the hard hit spots.

One might say I have hunted these spots where any nonferrous item (foil even) might be a ok hunt.
All very close to the doormat-5 minutes in any direction. So time/gas is really taken off the table.

So after building a hoop house I said to the mrs on late Wednesday that Thursday PM and Friday was for mental therapy play-meeting an afternoon and a road trip on Friday.
Yesterday was a total whirl wind catch up day of chores-

So the Thursday PM haut was to a well hunted site that had beans, mowed nice and clean.
1st hit-The kiss of death One Cent-basically I knew I was cursed for the rest of the time there-yup-dug really nothing special.
But one in the pouch is better than a skunked hunt.
View attachment 2054027

Friday's road trip hunt was to a multi site location-2 permission (depending on what side of the road)but all are within eye shot of each other 1200ft.
I stopped at the first field and the first signal-A nice square framed Sash Buckle-was this the kiss of death for the site?
Dug a part of a bridal bit
View attachment 2054030

Kind of as I dug a few targets-few late Victorian pieces.
So off to see the permission-was the worked field planted-nope!
Got back-worked? :laughing7: Not really-just a strip 2 discs wide 40ft to the back of the first field-the rest was liquid manure-now a little $hit isn't going to scare this guy off-it was 95% dried up
Just stay out of the black zones-nasty digging in those-boot scrapping after.
View attachment 2054031
So I headed for the raise in the field, (where the tractor maks end on the right) to be rewarded with a 1842 Bank of Montreal Token-a few other things.
I love it when they fall off the dirt-I always know it's a fine keeper. View attachment 2054032 View attachment 2054033 View attachment 2054034


One real deep piece of copper. It wasn't any real winner-be impressive depth. View attachment 2054100 View attachment 2054101

So back down to the road part of the field-nothing too great.
A button View attachment 2054089

I got bored quickly-so I thought maybe the postal station site-across the way-still in corn stalks-but I have hit this 3 times on previous trips.
Well hello there Mr Token
Scuffed the stalks away and there it lay-easy retrieval-got to love it!
View attachment 2054045

Then a piece of cufflink? Enamel-cloisonne perhaps-an old period piece.
View attachment 2054046

The next signal was a nice suspender frame.

View attachment 2054088
Wow! Close by was this 85-dug-still 85-dug and down I went-had to be iron/can slaw-well-well-well looks here-Nice!
For the locked on # of 85-depth-nothing but impressive to say the least View attachment 2054109 View attachment 2054110

Then I popped another bit of bling looking item. View attachment 2054111

I figured I'd kill the rest of the hunt with the easy-back across the road to the bean site-20 acre field 900'x900'
3 sites (iron patches) maps says 3-but they could be houses or barns. :dontknow:
Walked out to the furthest point where I thought there might be #3 site-750' NE
Yup iron-steady-no non ferrous-iron and lots of it.
Then to popped a -say what looks like a ram rod holder?
Sweet! View attachment 2054126

Next signal #2 holder View attachment 2054125

#3 Trigger guard! :hello2::headbang: OK this could be the makings of a gun. View attachment 2054129

Next was the barrel-My first one! View attachment 2054128


So I threw up a "What is it" for the gun parts.
Missing some parts-so another road trip might be in short order. (Things like this rent space in the head)

Well this well winded-so I'll keep it short-ya right.
Excited at getting out and about-getting a first-getting a road trip in-it was a good therapy day.
Thanks for looking.
Having picture loading issues.
Will insert edit update later. View attachment 2054130
Sorry for the delay
Ya know, Pep? Your post has reminded me of just how far afield I've strayed. I used to do the research, find the spots and be very content with even finding an old military button. But, anymore, I've gotten way too much into the easiness, (sic: laziness), of settling for modern crap. I am a coinshooter at heart but I would trade a field full of clad for a single, nice, large cent!

Its a shame too. This new AT MAX of mine has been demonstrating just how deep it really can be! I found a clad quarter the other day at approx 15 inches!!

I just gotta get back to my basics!

Thanks!
 
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Ya know, Pep? Your post has reminded me of just how far afield I've strayed. I used to do the research, find the spots and be very content with even finding an old military button. But, anymore, I've gotten way too much into the easiness, (sic: laziness), of settling for modern crap. I am a coinshooter at heart but I would trade a field full of clad for a single, nice, large cent!

Its a shame too. This new AT MAX of mine has been demonstrating just how deep it really can be! I found a clad quarter the other day at approx 15 inches!!

I just gotta get back to my basics!

Thanks!
Good post up Whadi.
Thanks
Sometimes we get too jaded/comfortable/lazy/or old.
But then one day it's back to the simple things, digging old, at a new.
I'm sure you will get back to the thing that brings you satisfaction.
 

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3/4" bore is .75 caliber. Same as a British Brown Bess musket. The ramrod pipes look like they could be also as well as the Brass triggerguard. Now before folks jump in and say "but the Brown Bess is a flintlock" it was extremely common to convert them to percussion in the mid 1800s when flint rifles became obsolete. Here is one that is a family heirloom that was used by my 7th generation grandfather Sgt Seth Brooks during the Revolutionary War and converted in later years to put meat on the table. And another owned by his friend Captain Samuel Farrar that's remained unconverted. Another dead giveaway is the hole in the trigger guard for a sling swivel. That nearly always means it was a military weapon. You have something special there worthy of careful cleaning to try to ID it better.
1779 Brown Bess' Seth Brooks and Samuel Farrar.JPG
1779 Brown Bess Musket Seth  Brooks of Acton, Ma. Nicholson.JPG
 

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Wow pepper 🌶 I was late to see this being busy lately. Congrats on a killer hunt !!
 
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3/4" bore is .75 caliber. Same as a British Brown Bess musket. The ramrod pipes look like they could be also as well as the Brass triggerguard. Now before folks jump in and say "but the Brown Bess is a flintlock" it was extremely common to convert them to percussion in the mid 1800s when flint rifles became obsolete. Here is one that is a family heirloom that was used by my 7th generation grandfather Sgt Seth Brooks during the Revolutionary War and converted in later years to put meat on the table. And another owned by his friend Captain Samuel Farrar that's remained unconverted. Another dead giveaway is the hole in the trigger guard for a sling swivel. That nearly always means it was a military weapon. You have something special there worthy of careful cleaning to try to ID it better. View attachment 2054705 View attachment 2054706
Thank so much for your help with this gun.
I'm really trying to justify another road trip to the site before winter.
Now I know what to look for, in regards to the rest of it.
 
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Wow pepper 🌶 I was late to see this being busy lately. Congrats on a killer hunt !!
Thanks Bart
Life is busy, and it's hard to keep up.
 

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