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Stop and smell the Rosies

12 Jan

I managed to hunt for an hour and a half this evening before the sun went down. I went down to Riverside park again since it is near my house.

The very first diggable signal I got I thought was a trigger for a gun but when I got home and cleaned it it looked like this:

shoe_trigger2

It is a shoe! I still think this was a trigger to a gun but I cannot imagine why they would have shaped it like a shoe. If it isn’t a trigger for a gun then I have no clue as to what it may have been used for. The style of the shoe makes me think this relic is old.

shoe_trigger1

shoe_top

shoe_bottom

****UPDATE***
The shoe is an antique lady’s pocket knife missing the blade. It was made by W. H. Morley and Sons. Thanks go to John M who identified the shoe.
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Then I found some clad including a number of Jefferson nickels. Then I hit a 1939 wheat. I just love finding old coins at a “hunted out” park. I also
found a Peters shot shell of a gauge I don’t see very often –21.

Finally, I couldn’t take the cold anymore and decided to call it a day.  Still, I chose to scan the area where I found the wheat one last time and darn it if I didn’t get one of those iffy signals I’ve talked about in recent posts. I dug the target and at about 6 inches, I found another Rosie; this time a 1953

1953

I just love finding silver at a hunted out park! Oh, and I love my XP Deus metal detector.

Thank you for looking!

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2 Responses to “Stop and smell the Rosies”

  1. John M January 20, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    That’s an antique Bakelite pocket knife dating from the 1800s. Missing the blade. See http://tinyurl.com/a94wor9 for a pic of a similar one. Pity you can’t take an extended holiday in England – detectorists are turning up some amazing stuff over there!

    • yaquigrande January 20, 2013 at 10:31 am #

      John, thank you for stopping by and thank you for identifying the shoe for me!

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