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Sunday, March the 11th Battlefield discoveries....

Sunday, March the 11th Battlefield discoveries....
March 13, 2012 12:29AM
Hey Everybody...Tony H. (cumberlandgray) and I got a nice 7 hours of detecting in this past sunny Sunday on one of our favorite battlefield sites and we both came up with some cool finds! We found 7 shell frags, including, I believe, is part of a nose piece to a Hotchkiss shell (fuse threads are worn but visible); Tony found 2 copper sabot pieces to a CS Broun 3-inch shell; an interesting swage-base 3-ringer .58 bullet that's shorter and has a thicker 5-pointed star inside the base than the other 6 or so examples discovered at the site (any ID on that swage?); I found a nice dropped Spencer carbine bullet and a shell frag with some kind of copper piece embedded inside...and the coolest recovery of all....Tony discovered near a shell frag, the two fired cleaner bullets that apparently seem to have hit each other (??), fusing the base of one to the other! Tony found the top part of the 2nd cleaner separated, but right next to its companion fused piece! They're not melted, they're fired and the zinc base of cleaner appears to have clipped the other bullet in flight...Could it be?? We're certainly open to suggestions if that's incorrect...any other thoughts are certainly welcome...shrug



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2012 09:11PM by Digginit Fisher CZ-6.


Nice digs! (n/t)
March 13, 2012 12:41PM
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Nice finds... (n/t)
March 13, 2012 09:44AM
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And in addition....
March 13, 2012 12:33AM
here's two pictures of the swage bullet Tony found...Any thoughts on Mason & McKee ID? It's a beauty and different than any other we've found on the site...It's shorter, bigger star and seems to have more machined rings. The new one is on the left, side-by-side with a typical swage-base found from the site on the right...in both pictures.


Nice recoveries! clap (n/t)
March 13, 2012 09:21AM
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