100 FINDS IN 100 DAYS: #32  Three Enfield Bullets with “L” in the base

100 FINDS IN 100 DAYS: #32 Three Enfield Bullets with “L” in the base

In this series, we have selected 100 metal detecting finds that were extremely difficult to detect and recover, and provide details on the circumstances and techniques that contributed to their successful recovery.

KEEPER:  These 3 bullets have a distinctive letter “L” stamped into the base.  The “L” stands for E&A Ludlow of Birmingham, England who was the manufacturer and supplier of these bullets to the Confederacy.

SITE:  Super yard on Confederate campsite.

SITE EVALUATION: 8 of 10  Previously hunted hard, but still full of great stuff to save!

PERMISSION:  Homeowner that drove up while I was knocking on her door!

KEY PRINCIPLES:

Not Nearly Hunted Out:  I hunted this yard twice and thought I had gotten everything I was going to save out of it.  I should know better than to be so arrogant.  I had moved on to yards down the street.  One day I had a rough time finding anything, so I returned and found 7 Enfields total plus some other great stuff.

Lag Back:  I had found more recently than my hunting partner, so I lagged back in this yard while he hunted a new yard next door, planning to mill around and hope he killed it over there.  Then the Enfields started popping out of the ground.

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