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1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: mcb613
Date: April 21, 2018 08:58PM
Broke the Ice in Gettys... Thanks Don!




Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: mcb613
Date: April 21, 2018 08:59PM
Almost forgot... Nice settings Calabash! Appreciate it!

Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: Gamma_Joe
Date: April 21, 2018 09:54PM
Great find!

It looks dented, like it hit something. How deep was it?

Cheers,

Joe

Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: Explorer.se
Date: April 21, 2018 10:04PM
Congrats I found my first one last month in So California! Mine was a 58 caliber. They are heavy!

Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: mcb613
Date: April 21, 2018 10:18PM
Yes, dented on bottom. I assume a plow hit it over the years. It was about 6 inches down and is 58 calibur. Couldnt image getting hit by that chunk, wven at sub sonic.

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Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: timwied
Date: April 22, 2018 07:12AM
Congrats on your first! I found two 58 caliber's about a month ago, they were my first! Since then I've went back and found 9 more! They were at an old homestead and all were never fired. Also found an Infantry Button there. The only family that lived there was a Vet that Enlisted from Indiana, he came back, got married and moved to this homestead, lived there until he died. He must have brought back some unfired 58 cal's back with him for souvenir's and his kids must have lost them, they are scattered all over the place! I think there are more there, just gotta find them. If I could find one more, 12, I could make a clock out of them, with the Infantry button in the center? You will find more! Good luck!



Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT,Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. 2015: 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. 2016: 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner. 2017: 1863 Indian Head Cent, U.S. Civil War Waist Plate (Buckle), Sterling U.S. Collar Pin.

Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: April 22, 2018 01:01PM
MCB13---your 3 ringer appears to have been fired and hit at long range. The way to verify is that only ONE side at the rear of the bullet will be slightly Flattened and slightly flaired. This occurs because when an elongated projectile burrows into the ground physics causes it to turn Upward and this is the force that squashes the tail in the flattened manner. The tail is hollow so it is more prone to flatten.

Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: mcb613
Date: April 22, 2018 03:57PM
Doc, that kinda makes sense location wise, as this was about 500 yards from the actual battle area. Maybe the soldier jerked the gun back on the initial primer charge and it went sailing way high and ended up tumbling to the spot I found it.
The bad news is that there may not be alot that happened too, so finding more may be a rare occasion???

Thanks though, good info!

Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: mcb613
Date: April 22, 2018 04:10PM
Additional pucs. Closer inspection reveils the absense of rifling on the bullet. This leads me to think its a drop???




Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: April 23, 2018 11:11AM
No rifling--then a drop. If fired it would not tumble in flight---they were deadly to 1000 yards.

Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: mcb613
Date: April 23, 2018 01:40PM
Doc, I know the CW was a little before your time, but I aggree with the rifling. However, I could see it tumbling if fired at 45 *, then falling at 1000 yards. I dont think though, that “ deadly to 1000 yrds”.
Thats a long way... a sabot from a rifled shotgun is a stretch at 250-300 yrds.

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Re: 1st 3 Ringer
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: May 19, 2018 07:08AM
Cool find buddy. Look around. Might be a bunch more waiting to be found. I still get excited when I find a bullet. Even after a few thousand of them.



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