Today's Finds 3/3/2024

sibbley

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Mar 18, 2023
693
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Nazareth, PA
Detector(s) used
Dr. Otek MT-XR, Ace Apex, Xterra Pro, Nokta Legend, Nokta Makro Impact, Manticore, XP ORX, XP Deus 2 WS6 Master
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Forecast was for nice warm weather today. I decided yesterday I was going to hit a local park to search two grassy areas I hadn’t hit before. I decided that would be better than going to the 1860 farm since we had almost an inch of rain yesterday and the farm usually gets saturated with more than half an inch. My wife reminded me that other folks probably had the same idea about going to the park since the day would be so nice. So, last minute I decided to go to the farm. The ground wasn’t as wet as I expected. I started in the old pasture and worked my way down to the pond. Then back up to the barns. Then down to the creek which was over its banks as expected. Didn’t find too much, a few pieces of iron, a drawer pull, a domed piece of something, and what I thought at first might be a small Ox knob. I’ve since changed my mind on that. It’s too small and thin for that, I think.

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I decided to go across the street and continue removing trash around the farmhouse in the hope I might find some older pieces from the early days of the farm. Found bottle caps, aluminum trash, a 1966 Memorial, and my sweetest find of the day! A Leslie-Henry / Gene Autry 44 cap gun, or what’s left of it anyway. Near as I can tell, these toys were sold in the 1950’s.

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My absolute favorite find of the day!
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The toy gun in all its original glory.
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Some pics of the area of the farm west of the road.

The pond
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Looking toward the second house on the property. It's no longer there as far as I can tell. The farther I get up the slope the thicker the underbrush gets. Going to fly the drone over and see if I can spot a foundation.
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Looking from the pond to the south end of the property.
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From the creek looking toward the second house location.
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Thanks for looking...
 

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robertk

Bronze Member
May 16, 2023
2,137
10,011
Missouri
Detector(s) used
XP Deus II
White's Spectra v3i
Garrett Ultra GTA 1000
Whites Coinmaster
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Neat finds. That toy gun is cool. How big is the domed thing? Maybe it's a back cover to a pocket watch?
 

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sibbley

sibbley

Hero Member
Mar 18, 2023
693
1,994
Nazareth, PA
Detector(s) used
Dr. Otek MT-XR, Ace Apex, Xterra Pro, Nokta Legend, Nokta Makro Impact, Manticore, XP ORX, XP Deus 2 WS6 Master
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Neat finds. That toy gun is cool. How big is the domed thing? Maybe it's a back cover to a pocket watch?
Nickel size.
 

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sibbley

sibbley

Hero Member
Mar 18, 2023
693
1,994
Nazareth, PA
Detector(s) used
Dr. Otek MT-XR, Ace Apex, Xterra Pro, Nokta Legend, Nokta Makro Impact, Manticore, XP ORX, XP Deus 2 WS6 Master
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Hmm.. That would be a pretty small watch. Locket, maybe?
Maybe. I was wondering if it was what's left of an iron back button.
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
19,690
33,776
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Forecast was for nice warm weather today. I decided yesterday I was going to hit a local park to search two grassy areas I hadn’t hit before. I decided that would be better than going to the 1860 farm since we had almost an inch of rain yesterday and the farm usually gets saturated with more than half an inch. My wife reminded me that other folks probably had the same idea about going to the park since the day would be so nice. So, last minute I decided to go to the farm. The ground wasn’t as wet as I expected. I started in the old pasture and worked my way down to the pond. Then back up to the barns. Then down to the creek which was over its banks as expected. Didn’t find too much, a few pieces of iron, a drawer pull, a domed piece of something, and what I thought at first might be a small Ox knob. I’ve since changed my mind on that. It’s too small and thin for that, I think.

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I decided to go across the street and continue removing trash around the farmhouse in the hope I might find some older pieces from the early days of the farm. Found bottle caps, aluminum trash, a 1966 Memorial, and my sweetest find of the day! A Leslie-Henry / Gene Autry 44 cap gun, or what’s left of it anyway. Near as I can tell, these toys were sold in the 1950’s.

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My absolute favorite find of the day!
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The toy gun in all its original glory.
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Some pics of the area of the farm west of the road.

The pond
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Looking toward the second house on the property. It's no longer there as far as I can tell. The farther I get up the slope the thicker the underbrush gets. Going to fly the drone over and see if I can spot a foundation.
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Looking from the pond to the south end of the property.
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From the creek looking toward the second house location.
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Thanks for looking...
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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