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    Strange medal from early school house

    I think the impression is a sheaf of grain and a sickle, it's possibly a grange badge or medal, they were founded in 1867 and had a pretty big impact in advocating for farmers. Some letters to look for on the badge would be 'P of H' and / or FHCF I'm not an expert on these societies by any...
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    Favorite Sovereign coil?

    The stock 10 inch coil on an XS2APro particularly for low to moderate trash parks. I tried an 8 inch "open" Minelab coil and it worked OK, I also tried the white completely enclosed original Minelab Sovereign coil that folks were swearing by at the time - I really didn't notice any difference...
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    Brass plate writing?

    I believe what you have is a plate for printing calling cards, These were kind of a 'social' version of a business card, with some very elaborate etiquette to go along with them, They were used through most of the 1800s and early 1900s, If you look up "social calling card" or "Victorian calling...
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    Holes in old military rifle cartridge.

    Cool find, It's just my opinion but it looks like someone was trying to use a fired casing for some other purpose. If that was what happened to your sample it would be really hard to conclusively determine what it was for, the limits would be the imagination of the person doing the mod. I've...
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    Campus still producing!!

    Cool finds, The size and profile look right for what were called ointment (or cold cream) jars. As the name indicates they were used for medicinal rubs (think mentholated petrolatum etc.) They have been around since the early 1890s-1900s but seem to have become very popular in the 1920s & 30s...
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    Tattoo?compact half?

    Hmmmm... just a guess but a small round container with dancing girls motif and "got tattoo" embossed, might be an antique condom case.
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    Bullet ID help.

    I missed that - the Volcanic would definitely have a hollow base. Thanks JCR TX.
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    Bullet ID help.

    I think JCR TX is on the right track, 41 Rimfire used a 130 gr bullet 13 gr of black powder and got about 425 fps. Another possibility would be a 41 Volcanic the exterior looks close. It's a very interesting early repeater (and caseless!) you can find info searching on Volcanic repeater or...
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    Is anyone still swinging a Safari?

    I usually use an Explorer XS but I also have a Quattro that I take out every once in a while, I still go back to the Explorer (and that's the old original XS) , but then again I generally hunt parks, a few permissions, and sometimes beaches, situations which the FBS machines do particularly well...
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    WOW!! Lots of Silver!!!

    Very nice finds, I believe the pendant is Masonic, Order of the Eastern Star, but I could be wrong. Always nice to see folks finding silver. Good luck on your hunts!
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    Hatchet head?

    You might want to check out "Old Copper Culture", the Milwaukee Museum has some good info on this, there are quite a few other websites as well (also might want to search "Old Copper Complex". The style looks to be consistent with examples they show dated to 4000 BC and some date earlier. The...
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    How old constitutes Vintage anyway?

    I'd say it is more the technology than just the age, there was a huge difference between the analog (or mostly analog) T/R machines and the digital detectors. Personally when I think of vintage detectors I think of analog units, mostly T/R and BFO. BTW I had a Sov XS2A pro and to date it is the...
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    Rice and waterlogged detector??

    Totally agree, if you're dealing with salt water you'd have to get rid of the salt. That's usually done with a couple of DI or distilled water rinses before drying. This would usually involve disassembly before the rinses then blotting and low pressure air jetting dry to get rid of most of the...
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    Just isn't right

    It still could be stainless, there are quite a few grades that are magnetic. It could also be nickel (or cobalt - very unlikely) but I would think that with all of the fine chains a magnetic grade of stainless steel would be most likely. There are some really good resources online on steel...
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    Possible old gold something?

    Cool finds, thanks for sharing. I'd take a guess at the gold item being a watch fob (minus the ribbon or chain) by the decoration and style of it. If it is the other side shoild be decorated as well (unlike a button) and there was probably a loop or wire attached to one edge.