Ok, been looking at this forum for a while now. I'm going to be "that guy" who asks a lot of questions and help. I am also "that guy" who went to Harbor freight, and bought the cheap detector and pin pointer.(mentioned previously on a different post)
Well, went out for the first outing yesterday, and even without the latest technology for equipment, I have a very good feeling that if there is anything good there, I can find it in time. I have to apologize, as i'm on my wifes computer, and have no idea how the pics can get loaded, but here's the jist:
I have a area that is private(my deer hunting spot), it's only about 14 acres. I believe from old maps I have looked up, it has great potential for revolutionary war items. It is pretty close to a battlefield, and old maps show the Americans camped here before the battle, but may have at least passed through.
We set out and started around a small foundation, that the owner told me used to have a old water wheel in it. As soon as I turned on the detector, had a few hits. Dug and found a few nails and some old barbed wire pieces. Now at least I know I can find stuff!!! they were all about 3-4 inches deep. Not familiar enough with the machine to mess with the sensitivity and all, we decided to move away from that area, and go a little deeper into the woods.
We still found some nails and a little barbed wire, but we could now see approx. where the fence ran, and moved away from there as well.
We only covered a small area, but ended with 3 items we cannot identify. Two have severe corrosion, the other doesn't have too much corrosion, so I'm thinking it's not as old, but not sure, defiantly looks interesting. Also found a small buckle, looks modern, but a good bit of corrosion.
Sorry I cannot post pics today, but will do first thing tomorrow morning. I basically wanted to post today, to thank all the guys on here for posting pics, giving advise, etc. Even though I don't think I found anything too crazy, I only did a very small area, I have confidence that I can find the stuff, and thought it was really neat thing the wife and I can do together.
If someone wants to email me , I can send the pics that way. [email protected]
Anyway, thanks again to all for the advise, and getting me into this stuff. Keep the pics coming!!!!