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10-04-2014, 02:17 PM
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Missouri State Guard Buckle
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This old house just keeps giving me more.  It is located on the old Springfield-Carthage road. It has a Indian camp on it and 3 more old homesteads I haven't even touched yet. Yesterday I was just below the house at the cave spring that runs into a nearby creek. It still has arrow heads laying around on the ground(that's another hunt). I was able to find a Merc., & a Wheatie(both 1924's). The small 3 acre field next to the spring is loaded with targets and cow poop. Short on time, I Just concentrated on the High Tones this trip. I was walking back to the truck with the detector on & not really swinging, and Bing! right next to semi fresh poop pile(of course). I dug up this front of a Missouri State Guard(confederate) Formal Dress buckle. I nicked it a bit darnit. The other is a buttun I dug up by the house. The owner says it may have belonged to his grandfather  or father who fought in WW1 & WW2.
I offered it to him and he said keep it.  More to come when I move to the other homesteads.


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10-04-2014, 02:21 PM
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nice relic...
sounds like you got a nice spot ...
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10-04-2014, 02:38 PM
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Wow, that's a PHENOMENAL find!!! In great shape, too. Awesome pull Yes

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10-04-2014, 02:42 PM
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Excellent digs!

Sounds like a great spot to hunt for sure Yes

Which machine are you using??

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10-04-2014, 02:43 PM
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That is awesome.  You've got some great hunting ground there.

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10-04-2014, 02:52 PM
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Very Cool Relics.  Congrats on a some great finds.

I do not think that is a Confederate buckle.  For your sake I wish it was but that appears to be a stamped brass buckle and most of those were pre civil war.  Yours is a 1852-1860 variety and may have had rounded loop ends.  They were primarily used on civilian clothing.  Although some will call them militia buckles or sash buckles I don't think they were.

No doubt that some could have ended up with a soldier during the Civil War but they were not specifically made for the wear and tear of a military belt.  That is why you found just the tongue as they were not durable and would not hold up to the rigors of a soldiers use.

We find many in our Gold Rush camps and they were very popular with the miners.

A very cool find and one of my favorite finds!!

Example of a complete buckle very similar to yours!!


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10-04-2014, 03:12 PM
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Sad  embarrassed i am. Thank's for that Info. That's a nice pic. Is there a web site for just this type of buckles? I couldn't find one.
A friend is who told me what I had. He also said it would mainly be used for Parade Dress. Possibly sooner 1850's era. so that makes since.

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10-04-2014, 06:25 PM
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Love the buckle! Nice find.
Good chance it was lost by someone coming from, or going to California gold rush.

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10-04-2014, 08:02 PM
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AWESOME buckle. And no need to be embarassed...I just post a pic and write"ok Ron,what do I have?", lol.

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10-04-2014, 08:11 PM
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(10-04-2014 08:02 PM)deathray Wrote:  AWESOME buckle. And no need to be embarassed...I just post a pic and write"ok Ron,what do I have?", lol.

Hahaha! A lot of people don't know this, but, this fella is Ron's alter ego...the bow tie guy from Antiques Roadshow!!!


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