It was absolutely perfect weather for detecting this weekend. I was fortunate enough to go 4 for 4 on Permission this weekend. 4 “Yes”‘s. It feels good not to get a “No”! Don’t worry I’ll probably get a “No” next time. I picked an area where I had big success in the past, and tried to catch people out in the yard rather than knock on doors. That way I can size them up and see if they have children, which is always indicative that I will get a “Yes”. People with children area generally just nice good people.
I had an unusual great assortment of finds this weekend, including:
2 silvers: 1941-D Merc and 1943-P War Nickel
5 Civil War bullets including an exceptionally nice .69 caliber, what I call “monster bullets”
A nice piece of lead Sabot from an exploded shell with a piece of the iron base of the shell (I’m guessing it was a Hotchkiss) still adhered to it.
The highlight of the weekend was digging my first Burnside Cartridge Casing. It was high on a bluff here in Franklin, TN overlooking the Harpeth River. What a thrill it was to think I was almost certainly standing in the footsteps of the soldier who fired it.
Also pictured are a harmonica reed, knapsack hook, and several other finds. Oddly I didn’t find a single wheat cent this weekend.
Thanks for checking out these finds.
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