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A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: September 03, 2018 10:28PM
I went out looking to get permission on a big yard that is around some Civil War action. The little lady that owns the place was pretty upset that she has caught guys sneaking on and digging and she just wasn't going to allow anyone to hunt it. It's pretty sad that this goes on and hurts the guys that do the right thing. She is a very sweet lady and took my name and number so maybe she will give me a chance. I spent a lot of my time talking to her and didn't have much time left to detect. I rode over to a spot that I've hunted before but the main areas are developed over so I just work the edges in hopes of some original ground. I worked my way down a grown over fence line and was only getting trash and clad. I was almost to the back corner when I got a nice signal with some good depth. I dug my plug and scooped out some of the loose soil when I saw what I thought was a J hook, as I pulled it up I quickly saw that it was a snake buckle! I set it back down and just stared in disbelief. I know that these buckle were worn by guys on both sides but it seems the Rebels had them more and this area is directly on the Confederate lines. I took a bunch of pics of it there in the dirt and continued to half way hunt some more but all I could think of was that buckle and hoping to find the other side somewhere around close. I found a nice dropped Enfield but not much more along that spot. I moved down some and found a couple of Williams cleaners and Minies along with some fired lead. Needless to say I drove home with a big smile on my face and it hasn't gone away since. Even though I was bummed out about not getting on one property it lined up for me to make one awesome find to add to the collection. HH-David




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Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: HighPlainsHunter
Date: September 04, 2018 12:03AM
Sweet find David. Nice going...

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Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: September 04, 2018 08:33AM
Thanks HPH!

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Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: Normx2
Date: September 04, 2018 05:27PM
Mighty nice, hope you find the other side!!!

congradulations nice find!!N/T
Posted by: michael NY
Date: September 04, 2018 06:03PM

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Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: September 04, 2018 06:13PM
Now that's a quality find SD!
congrats.
Dave

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Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: September 05, 2018 08:04AM
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Normx2
Mighty nice, hope you find the other side!!!

Thanks Normx2! It sure would be nice to find the keeper.

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Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: September 05, 2018 08:04AM
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floodplaindetector
Now that's a quality find SD!
congrats.
Dave

Thanks Dave!

Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: September 05, 2018 08:31AM
Awesome find Dave! I have yet to dig one of those. Everything happens for a reason and there was a reason you didn't get on that property that day. HH Greg

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Very nice find . . . . .
Posted by: Andy Sabisch
Date: September 06, 2018 04:37AM
Congratulations on a great find that is on the bucket list of many long-time relic hunters . . . . . hope you can find teh other piece but either way, super find for sure!

Hate to hear about the first site you visited but that seems to be more and more common . . . . even hearing the same thing happening overseas with people hunting farms under the cover of darkness and then having the entire site closed to legitimate hunters.

Hope you hear back from her with permission to hunt the site . ..

Andy

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Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: September 10, 2018 08:38AM
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cz70pro
Awesome find Dave! I have yet to dig one of those. Everything happens for a reason and there was a reason you didn't get on that property that day. HH Greg

Thanks Greg!

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Re: Very nice find . . . . .
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: September 10, 2018 08:41AM
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Andy Sabisch
Congratulations on a great find that is on the bucket list of many long-time relic hunters . . . . . hope you can find teh other piece but either way, super find for sure!

Hate to hear about the first site you visited but that seems to be more and more common . . . . even hearing the same thing happening overseas with people hunting farms under the cover of darkness and then having the entire site closed to legitimate hunters.

Hope you hear back from her with permission to hunt the site . ..

Andy

Thanks Andy! Yeah I imagine poaching sites has been going on since the hobby started. A shame that it hurts the good guys more than anything.

Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: sd51
Date: September 10, 2018 04:17PM
Dave, what an incredible find! They talk about "Runners High", that find gave you "Detectorists High" that will last for weeks. Huge Congrats and nice pics!

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Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: E-Trac-Ohio
Date: September 11, 2018 07:03AM
That's a real piece of history there - congrats on a fantastic find Dave ! :clapping:



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Re: A Big First For Me, Confederate Snake Buckle!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: September 13, 2018 09:13AM
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cz70pro
Awesome find Dave! I have yet to dig one of those. Everything happens for a reason and there was a reason you didn't get on that property that day. HH Greg

Thanks Greg!

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