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WHADIFIND

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But.....I am *tired* of the hot! :BangHead:

I had to peel and shadow hop today! C'mon!!! Its September already!! :dontknow:

Anyway, managed a long walk.

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This thing was almost 13 inches down! And...it *still* rang up at a VDI of 83!!

Solid brass! I figure that with a bit more cleaning, some oil and a key. This thing would still work!

Dunno how old.

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Nice lil bling too!
Its either not marked or worn so much they don't show anymore. Still, a rather nice exit find!

Thanks for peeking!
Stay...........cool? :icon_scratch:
 
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Sidcane

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Nice lock. Pretty sure its 1800s. Ive always like pulling out padlocks. Ive only found four but get just excited as pulling out old coins.Does it have any design on back?
 

Joe-Dirt

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That’s some good work there sir!! That lock is awesome, great job!!
 

cjon455

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I'm not a huge fan of the heat myself. I hate frozen ground but cannot stand the oppressive heat either. Either way you did well and that lock is AWESOME!
 

Subterranean

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Sweet old padlock and ring, Whadi. I think the lock is 1800's. Yes, ATPros will sing the song of our peoples for deeeeeeep brass and copper, thank the Lord! Sub8-)
 

BLK HOLE

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Very nice hunt and I second your opinion on the heat:icon_thumleft:
 
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WHADIFIND

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Nice lock. Pretty sure its 1800s. Ive always like pulling out padlocks. Ive only found four but get just excited as pulling out old coins.Does it have any design on back?

Thanks! I can't see any markings on the lock. Sure looks plenty old. I'll continue to clean and see if anything presents itself.
 

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Very nice finds! Congrats!

Awesome you survived the heat also, not easy these days.
Hopfully it cools down and stays nice for a good stretch.

I am liking the padlock and very nice ring!
Looks like theres going to be a tug of war over that beauty!

Nice chunk of coins also, for such a hot day. Bet you felt every digger full of dirt.
That was a long way down for the lock.

Its great you and the detector survived the heat!
It will get cooler...i just don't have a date to go with that, yet.

Very nice prizes WHADI!
You never cease to amaze, well done Sir!



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WHADIFIND

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Lock experts?

As I thought, just a little cleaning up and a bit of lock picking....viola!

This lock opened and works just as free as it did many years ago!

Still no markings I could discern. Any lock experts out there?
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Fascinating how well some things hold up in the ground!

Thanks!
 

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Another worthwhile walk in a few ways, that lock is a nice one, nice looking ring, congrats on all & HH
 
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WHADIFIND

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Sweet lock, I can’t believe that it still works!

Well it doesn't "exactly" work. I think whatever actually locked is long gone. Probably a spring rusted away over the last 200 years. ;)

But, it is brass and after cleaning, it swings open and closed easily. Wonder how long its been since it was last opened. :)
 

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WHADIFIND,

I'm thinking Rail Road lock...check out following website url...send em a picture...probably be able to identify it right off the bat...:headbang:

Padlock Index
 

A2coins

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That's a cool find it'll cool down soon my friend skeeters gotta be bad too
 

Old Dude

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For someone that grew up in the South, I have a Northerner's tolerance for humidity. I am actually writing this on the Ky/Tn border, lol. With temps in the 90's this week, I didn't even consider bringing a detector with me. I like that lock Gary. Oldie for sure.
 

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