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  1. I will try one of the detachable heads and walking staff for handle thanks!
  2. Thanks for the recommendation it looks like they have 5star reviews i think i will try one, I had a gerber given to me and it seems quite fragile.
  3. Thanks, I had a look at that one, its shortest length is 31" collapsed I need 18" or under to fit in my pack
  4. Hey folks, I'm always trying to small down my kit and I've been successful in stuffing all my gear(detector etc.) into a nice compact light weight backpack for back country/far from the road excursions, with the exception of my digging tool, I'm looking for something that is strong enough not to break on me when I'm 3miles from the truck that fits in my pack. A take down shovel of some sort would be great. I've tried mil surp. trenching tools and they don't agree with me. If anyone has suggestions and experience with any particular model I would love to hear them before I start having a tool
  5. That Gardner is telling of the sites possibilities, Those Rebs didn't drop alot of bullets, I'd be beating it up looking for buttons!
  6. Love the silver, Ringtail sharps is nice too, that's a great hunt!
  7. Thanks for interest, the relics from this site are mostly still in dirty condition in riker cases. At some point I will get to cleaning and detailed identification of each piece.
  8. Perhaps you will recognize the back mark, button hasn't been cleaned and the backmark as is doesn't stand out to me as familiar with what I can see.
  9. Yes the coin was bent nearly in half by a plow (I straighted it out) Good observation on the button. I've found 14 or so decorative or flower buttons of similar style on this site. The site was an early Confederate militia camp. They often used what are reffered to by collectors as floral buttons. You may be familiar with such. Thanks for looking! I will check the back mark.
  10. Thanks, Would have been, too bad it's in such poor condition others from the same site have been in much better shape
  11. I made it out for a three hr. hunt yesterday and dug a dozen or so nonferrous targets in heavy iron. Still getting the minelab 800 tuned in a bit at a time. Most targets were lead casting spill. I got this 1851 seated dime and a decorative one piece button with the shank. Notice rusty deposits on the silver! I had hunted this site with My whites dfx and could not hunt this portion of it at all due to the extent of the iron trash. Thanks for looking
  12. I Got out for a few hrs on an iron infested site yesterday, I'm still learning the equinox 800 but after a couple months I'm figuring it out. Found the half Reale in the first pic laying on the surface. You can see a square nail in the bottom left of the pic. The cut coin is a 2 Reale.(pictured with a previously dug 2 reale for reference) I found it about five feet away just a few inches deep. Unfortunately both coins are completely wiped on both sides. Win some Lose some!
  13. Your wreath looks like a confederate type tongue and wreath buckle! And may valuable piece itself,
  14. Hello all, I've been lurking for a while and I've enjoyed all the equipment reviews and inside info. so I figured I would join in the conversation. I've been metal detecting for 16yrs with a focus on civil war relics and, pre civil war coins.
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