Swampy Fort Finds

Florida Finder

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Dec 17, 2020
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Southern States of America
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AT Max
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
After a couple rough days at work I couldn’t wait to get back out at my fort site. I had to wait till early afternoon for the rain to stop. My first hit rang up like a champ. It turned out to be this A E Dietz brass lever lock model 253. Amazingly the lever still swings fine. Just a few feet away I dug another portion of a stirrup. Those things never seem to be whole. I did manage to find a period flat button followed by a coat sized dragoon and artillery Button.
It looks like the other relic is a boot toe protector? Does anyone know if soldiers used those in the 1830s?
Anyway, thanks for looking and happy hunting to all!
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Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
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Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
After a couple rough days at work I couldn’t wait to get back out at my fort site. I had to wait till early afternoon for the rain to stop. My first hit rang up like a champ. It turned out to be this A E Dietz brass lever lock model 253. Amazingly the lever still swings fine. Just a few feet away I dug another portion of a stirrup. Those things never seem to be whole. I did manage to find a period flat button followed by a coat sized dragoon and artillery Button.
It looks like the other relic is a boot toe protector? Does anyone know if soldiers used those in the 1830s?
Anyway, thanks for looking and happy hunting to all! View attachment 1984369 View attachment 1984370 View attachment 1984371 View attachment 1984372 View attachment 1984373 View attachment 1984373 View attachment 1984374
Like the Buttons!!! Nice!!! Congrats!!
 

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