Pistol found in a pit

LowTide ( birdman)

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A buddy called me and invited mr to a site he scored permission for.
Just an empty lot where a late 1800s home once stood but it had potential . After we arrived he found the first bottle dump within a half hour. Lots of stuff from the 40s . Soda and milk bottles but nothing real rare.
We dug that area for a couple of hours then started detecting. Lots of signals but nothing great.
After about an hour I got a repeatable signal and started digging. It turned out to be an old ironn skillet. I noticed older broken glass in the hole and realised it was a pit! It turned up lots of whiskeys and s few medicines but the best find was a little boot pistol in the very bottom of the pit. We had s blast and I hope electrolysis bath will save the pistol for display.
 

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Digger RJ

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A buddy called me and invited mr to a site he scored permission for.
Just an empty lot where a late 1800s home once stood but it had potential . After we arrived he found the first bottle dump within a half hour. Lots of stuff from the 40s . Soda and milk bottles but nothing real rare.
We dug that area for a couple of hours then started detecting. Lots of signals but nothing great.
After about an hour I got a repeatable signal and started digging. It turned out to be an old ironn skillet. I noticed older broken glass in the hole and realised it was a pit! It turned up lots of whiskeys and s few medicines but the best find was a little boot pistol in the very bottom of the pit. We had s blast and I hope electrolysis bath will save the pistol for display.
Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
 
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LowTide ( birdman)

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Excellent find. I like all of those bottles as well. That is a lot of glass to display, and I'm sure it will look nice.
Yes sir, first good pit I have found in several years.
We left a lot of slick common bottles there. I made a pile in the back corner of the lot for someone the find .
 

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A buddy called me and invited mr to a site he scored permission for.
Just an empty lot where a late 1800s home once stood but it had potential . After we arrived he found the first bottle dump within a half hour. Lots of stuff from the 40s . Soda and milk bottles but nothing real rare.
We dug that area for a couple of hours then started detecting. Lots of signals but nothing great.
After about an hour I got a repeatable signal and started digging. It turned out to be an old ironn skillet. I noticed older broken glass in the hole and realised it was a pit! It turned up lots of whiskeys and s few medicines but the best find was a little boot pistol in the very bottom of the pit. We had s blast and I hope electrolysis bath will save the pistol for display.
hope she cleans up nice, cool find
 

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A buddy called me and invited mr to a site he scored permission for.
Just an empty lot where a late 1800s home once stood but it had potential . After we arrived he found the first bottle dump within a half hour. Lots of stuff from the 40s . Soda and milk bottles but nothing real rare.
We dug that area for a couple of hours then started detecting. Lots of signals but nothing great.
After about an hour I got a repeatable signal and started digging. It turned out to be an old ironn skillet. I noticed older broken glass in the hole and realised it was a pit! It turned up lots of whiskeys and s few medicines but the best find was a little boot pistol in the very bottom of the pit. We had s blast and I hope electrolysis bath will save the pistol for display.
Way to go!
 

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Very nice, I like old glass as I find the art of them so much more interesting then those of today, regarding the old gun that is awesome I hope it cleans up nicely.
 
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Very nice bunch of recoveries,ya,ll did good!!! Luck on your cleanup of the old pistol,be sure to show us when you,re done!
She's in the bath, I hope there's enough left to save
 
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Congrats on the pistol recovery, hope it cleans up well for you.
Liking the glass that was dug up.
Is that a early brown Crush bottle?
Some hold a good value as do the other early pop bottles.
Dug a few early Sloan's liniments over the years.
 
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