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12-03-2015, 03:56 PM
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I found this trigger guard this morning. Half of the guard was under a buried rock, so when I was digging the plug, my shovel slid down the rock and broke the guard Sad  It has an S or 8 below what looks like a crown or something. I found a barrel band with the same mark back in the spring. The trigger guard was about 20' feet from where I found the barrel band.  Any help with the mark would be greatly appreciated. Thank you 

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12-03-2015, 05:41 PM
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Nice find Relic! Nice going on finding two pieces to what may be the same rifle too!!!!

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12-04-2015, 02:56 AM
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Cool find- a makers mark of a British Made musket.

Can't see it very well but if you clean it up and get a close up you might be able to identify where i was made (London/Birmingham/etc)

Nice find!
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12-04-2015, 11:41 AM
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Geez, you've got some spot on your hands, Medic. Those are the types of places that I get worked up about. Confession: Even after doing this hard core for almost 10 years, I still find it hard to sleep the night before a hunt at a potentially killer spot. Amazing catch on the trigger guard Yes

P.S. - To my eye, it looks more like a B.

Joe

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12-04-2015, 01:47 PM
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Thanks for the comments guys. Here's a pic of the barrel band. It has the same mark. 

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(12-04-2015 11:41 AM)NjNyDigger Wrote:  Geez, you've got some spot on your hands, Medic. Those are the types of places that I get worked up about. Confession: Even after doing this hard core for almost 10 years, I still find it hard to sleep the night before a hunt at a potentially killer spot. Amazing catch on the trigger guard Yes

P.S. - To my eye, it looks more like a B.

Joe

Thank you. My China cabinet is full of relics and coins primarily from the same two sites. Just a quick list of what came from this particular site:

5x 8 reales
11 pre 1850 coppers
3 copper rings
4 musketballs
2 early 1900 silvers
1841 monogrammed silver salt spoon
Musket parts
Numerous buckles
Pocket watch
2 flying eagles
Cufflinks
5 tokens
A handful of flat buttons
Victorian jewelry (all plated)
Silver thimble

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12-04-2015, 08:19 PM
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GOT IT!!!  It's a model 1809 Prussian Potsdam musket

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12-05-2015, 01:38 AM
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Cool find! that's on my metal detecting bucket list. I'd like to find a piece of a gun or even just some cool bullets! Grats on the find and nice job ID'ING it! 206 old gun piece...Pretty cool if you ask me YesYes

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