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***Gotta Dig That Iron****

coinworld

Well-known member
I was on a group hunt in South Carolina this past weekend at a huge track of land that had known Rev War and Civil War activity; although it was easy digging in the sandy loony sugar soil, I was unable this time to sniff out any buttons at all on this trip with my XP Deus using high frequency coil. After 2 days of hard digging and walking about 20 miles over both days I had only a silver ring stamped : “COIN” inside the ring and a kepi buckle that gave no VDI at a foot down.

We decided to search a different area. I decided to search a washed out gulley with high banks and first target was a small iron pipe that rand up in the 40s; not 5 feet away I got another identical signal also iron and about 5 inches I was looking at a small end of a slender rod of some sort. I reached down and pulled it left to right and noticed the “Rod” appeared to taper in thickness with a triangular shape; “could it be?” I thought, after pulling it out I realized I had dug my first Enfield Bayonet with only an inch missing from the tip.

the bayonet is now cooking in my electrolysis set up. My lesson learned especially in a highly historic site is to dig that iron-you may be pleasantly surprised as I was diggers.
 

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Confetrit

Well-known member
I was on a group hunt in South Carolina this past weekend at a huge track of land that had known Rev War and Civil War activity; although it was easy digging in the sandy loony sugar soil, I was unable this time to sniff out any buttons at all on this trip with my XP Deus using high frequency coil. After 2 days of hard digging and walking about 20 miles over both days I had only a silver ring stamped : “COIN” inside the ring and a kepi buckle that gave no VDI at a foot down.

We decided to search a different area. I decided to search a washed out gulley with high banks and first target was a small iron pipe that rand up in the 40s; not 5 feet away I got another identical signal also iron and about 5 inches I was looking at a small end of a slender rod of some sort. I reached down and pulled it left to right and noticed the “Rod” appeared to taper in thickness with a triangular shape; “could it be?” I thought, after pulling it out I realized I had dug my first Enfield Bayonet with only an inch missing from the tip.

the bayonet is now cooking in my electrolysis set up. My lesson learned especially in a highly historic site is to dig that iron-you may be pleasantly surprised as I was diggers.
Great save on the Enfield bayonnet. Congrat's. Post a pic. of that bad boy when you get it all cleaned up. That save alone would have been worth the trip to me. That piece will look great in your display.
 

coinworld

Well-known member
Great save on the Enfield bayonnet. Congrat's. Post a pic. of that bad boy when you get it all cleaned up. That save alone would have been worth the trip to me. That piece will look great in your display.
ThTha
 
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