This was my best "find" ever, and I admit it was found with an excavator, not a metal detector. Years ago on a renovation job in Sullivan County, the entire front porch was removed from a historic building. It was a residense at the time, but back in the 1800's it was a Hotel. Aftter the rotten porch was removed, a small excavator was brought in to dig new footings. After a few minutes someone yelled stop, and this was pulled from the dirt. Its a Model 94 carbine. Everyone wanted it. I was tight with the GC, and he ended the ruckus by telling me to put it in my truck. He feared that if it was involved in any old foul play, they would shut the job down. I pressure washed it, then put it in an auto parts washer for a day. Its been in my Den for many years.