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Campground Hunt Pt. 4 - Key Day With Bullet Points


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Tough morning today, got out only for a half hour before some thunderstorms rolled in. The deer flies were ravenous, it must be getting close to the end of them for the summer. 😵 It was another day for the Equinox.

I started out in the tent sites and found a few coins and the first key of the day, this solid brass modern Fossil skeleton key.20220616_173323.thumb.jpg.2754d0eaa7be34b67dfa16287ca977af.jpg

These keys come with purses from Fossil.

Had to leave because lightning was cracking all over the place, I could hear it in my headphones.

Next place I went was this field, I got some interesting brass objects and one Indian head penny (I think) it's penny sized and so corroded it's hard to discern anything. It rained a bit then the sun came out.20220616_132145.thumb.jpg.d26ab1572a4171a6d8f637806b369f62.jpg

Here's the take today, 32 coins, $2.30, and some keys. After hunting this field I went back to the tent sites and got a lot more coins.20220616_172905.thumb.jpg.10dc1d4932153004317a23df640f5b86.jpg

Here's a really good point to make for having a detectorist visit a campground and giving them carte blanche. The two .35 Remington cartridges were about 5" down right next to a fire pit. Should anyone have moved the ring over these bullets and started a fire, I can only imagine the explosion. 😬 Here's some info on this ammunition:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/.35_Remington

And here is a picture of the semiautomatic Remington Model 8 they were used in:

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It could also have been used in this one:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlin_Model_336

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Seriously powerful rifles. I found one casing that had a hole in the side and no bullet but the primer was still there. 

Got a really big solid brass ring, and this interesting object I hope someone can identify:20220616_173210.thumb.jpg.df2ab1a785b0cba1a43c03aaaee1a6ff.jpg

There is also an aluminum cap for something with text on it but it I can't read it at the moment.

Before this place became a campground it was a major hunting lodge, and possibly a military drill area. 

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Nice hunt, beautiful area!

The last item (ring) is part of an old hand held candle stick like this:  

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Those .35 Remington cartiriges can also be used in this....

 

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I own one of these, this one is not mine, mine is in storage and needs some TLC but still functions quite well, it's a Remington Model 14 Pump Carbine, it came in a full size rifle as well, yes that's right it's a pump action rifle, Remington also later made the Model 114 .35 Pump Rifle, here's a photo of one.

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Must be great to RV and relax, get away and metal detect. I would love to do that, but it is not in the cards. Caring for older inlaws and younger grandsons (4). So have to make do in this very hot Georgia June. 98 last couple of days and next wed it is supposed to reach actual 102 degrees. No telling what the feel like will be on that day. Just praying the A/C units will not go out.  Two week delay on getting a serviceman out and often parts take way longer.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Cal_Cobra said:

Nice hunt, beautiful area!

The last item (ring) is part of an old hand held candle stick like this:  

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Thanks Cal! It sure seems to be. 👍

This place has so many different places to go, wish I could get in the water but I probably wouldn't find much there.

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1 hour ago, Gold Seeker said:

Those .35 Remington cartiriges can also be used in this....

 

Remington-Model-14-Carbine-35-Cal_101957454_168455_C35002014C48BD06.jpg

Remington-Model-14-Carbine-35-Cal_101957454_168455_90EEDA956256693C.jpg

Remington-Model-14-Carbine-35-Cal_101957454_168455_4E960748C2636DB2.jpg

I own one of these, this one is not mine, mine is in storage and needs some TLC but still functions quite well, it's a Remington Model 14 Pump Carbine, it came in a full size rifle as well, yes that's right it's a pump action rifle, Remington also later made the Model 114 .35 Pump Rifle, here's a photo of one.

wm_14933731.jpg

 

 

Gotta be one brutal kick. That's a heavy bullet. 👍

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5 minutes ago, maxxkatt said:

Must be great to RV and relax, get away and metal detect. I would love to do that, but it is not in the cards. Caring for older inlaws and younger grandsons (4). So have to make do in this very hot Georgia June. 98 last couple of days and next wed it is supposed to reach actual 102 degrees. No telling what the feel like will be on that day. Just praying the A/C units will not go out.  Two week delay on getting a serviceman out and often parts take way longer.

 

 

I know a couple of people who lost their AC units recently, yikes. 😵 I can imagine June is rough, I was there in April. Wouldn't like August at all. 😬 I hope things get better for you!

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Sweet Haul !

Don't forget to check around the laundry/showerhouse , if there is one...its a big place so I'm guessing there is at least one.

 

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2 minutes ago, rvpopeye said:

Sweet Haul !

Don't forget to check around the laundry/showerhouse  if there is one...

There is... ? Kinda baffled by that one though 🤔 I'd think they would drop coins inside?

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Yeah but it's too hot to hang around inside so lots of them bring chairs and sit outside in the shade. (I workamped for about 8 years after coming off the road....) The store and arcade areas too if you haven't already. 

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