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: Pictured with a .69 caliber Civil War bullet for comparison size, this is a .25 caliber pistol bullet. It is one of the smallest ringed bullets used in the war.
SITE: Yard on battlefield
SITE EVALUATION: 2 of 10 Had been hunted very hard over the years. Several state buttons had come out of the yard at one time.
The Small Stuff: Many of my great finds that come out of hunted out sites are items that ring up in the pulltab or below range. The great thing about hunting a “hunted out” site is there are usually so few targets you have the luxury to dig about everything. I get cuff buttons, shield nickels, saddle tags, pistol bullets and all kinds of great relics this way!
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