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#7001988 - 12/19/17 02:09 AM Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find
Sniper John Offline
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Registered: 08/31/05
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Loc: North Texas
My recent metal detector find. Nickel is not dug, just for size comparison. Bullet was found on a high spot of a wheat field in the middle of where I have found arrowheads and flint flakes. It was deep found with a faint noise initially. There was no trash to contend with at the location. Also where found is within 100 yards of a known middle 1800s Indian fight that involved a jager rifle and 4 pistols. And within 100 yards of a creek crossing of an 1850s Military Road. Patina is really thick. But I know it would be a long shot in that it is also a long time ranching and hunting area. The Indian site I have found no larger points, only smaller arrowheads, but is probably older than the bullet. Still the high spot would have been a good camp spot later same as it was in ancient times. Any ideas on the ID and age of the bullet? The knurls in the rings make me think it is going to be more modern than what I was looking for.




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#7001995 - 12/19/17 03:20 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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I donít know how old it is, but itís pretty cool, either way.
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#7001999 - 12/19/17 03:58 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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Well, it can't be older than 1878. I figured out that is when the first bullets show up with "reeded" grooves.

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#7002000 - 12/19/17 04:05 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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Up the creek up from where the military road crossing would have been I did find this old Shotgun Shell end on a previous detector hunt. I found enough things to figure out it was a hunters camp. The make and type was only made from 1901-1902.





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#7002039 - 12/19/17 06:06 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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Very kool finds .....thanks for posting
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#7002040 - 12/19/17 06:07 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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nice finds

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#7002155 - 12/19/17 08:05 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sneaky]
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#7002242 - 12/19/17 08:52 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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#7002420 - 12/19/17 10:11 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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Wow, that is awesome!!! Nice find!
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#7002658 - 12/19/17 12:09 PM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Nice find!
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#7002742 - 12/19/17 12:45 PM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
Erathkid Offline
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That is cool.
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#7002750 - 12/19/17 12:50 PM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
SouthWestIron Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2304
Loc: Texas
Very cool, what detector are you using? How deep was the bullet?

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#7003754 - 12/20/17 05:54 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
MikeOH Offline
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Registered: 09/01/16
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Loc: Lucas TX
Cool finds

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#7003760 - 12/20/17 06:08 AM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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#7004342 - 12/20/17 12:04 PM Re: Relic Bullet Metal Detector Find [Re: Sniper John]
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Way cool. Sadly Iím of no help for identification.

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