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Posted: 3/26/2006 10:03:05 AM EDT
What is the coolest stuff you have ever dug up or found?

I like to relic hunt, I have found knives and other crap.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:07:50 AM EDT
I found a .50 cal rimfire. At least thats what it seems like maybe .45 its a big son of a bitch.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:20:32 AM EDT
That is pretty cool...Pics?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:23:02 AM EDT
I once found a live 30mm DU round on Beale AFB while walking to school. I had it in my backpack at school and on the walk home, my buddies and I were fucking around and I ended up hitting him in the face with it. Busted his lip right open.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:23:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 10:25:20 AM EDT by macro]
When I was a kid (high school age) I went out to cut the front lawn and found a switchblade in the grass out near the curb. This was in a quiet residential suburban community. Very little crime, mostly elderly folks (at least back then)...I couldnt have been happier! I always assumed that someone was in a car trying to dodge the police down a side street and tossed the knife out the window.

It was later taken away by a worker on a nearby construction site a few months later. Guy saw me and a friend playing with the knife, he came over, took it, and said we shouldnt have it. He made out well, from what I remember it was a good quality switchblade.

Also found a 12GA live shell in a field I was playing ball in.
As a kid I always loved shooting, I knew exactly what it was the second I saw it laying there in the grass, and I took it home and kept it on my shelf (my ammo display back then) for many years. As a kid, it was a treasured find.

Most expensive thing I found was a diamond pendant, in the mud, by the waters edge of a local fishing hole. I was casting from the shore and saw something shiny on the ground. Took a closer look and picked it up. Figured it was just a cheap pendant at first, but the metal was fairly solid and then I saw that it was 14k gold....so I put it in my pocket and kept it. Cleaned it up when I got home and realized that the stones really sparkled, so I figured it was worth taking to the local jewlery store and see the deal....sure enough, 7 real diamonds. They offered me $150 for it but I decided to hang on to it for a good luck charm. Eventually had it redesigned into a necklace for my wife...she still wears it all the time
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:28:31 AM EDT
You let the construction worker take the knife? You should have just shoved it in your pocket and walked away.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:31:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 10:34:33 AM EDT by FullOfBadIdeas]

Originally Posted By g3shooter:
That is pretty cool...Pics?



I have nothing to take pictures with.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:34:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By g3shooter:
You let the construction worker take the knife? You should have just shoved it in your pocket and walked away.



I was a 15 year old kid taught to respect my elders.
When an adult told me what to do, I did it without asking a lot of questions.

If more kids were taught that today.....never mind.
It was a sweet knife though
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:36:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 10:43:59 AM EDT by slaughter]
I found a wallet with 2200.00 in a public rest room near a toilet.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:36:55 AM EDT
Dude, I usually respect my elders, but someone you do not know wanting to take something that rightfully belongs to you?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 11:44:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By g3shooter:
Dude, I usually respect my elders, but someone you do not know wanting to take something that rightfully belongs to you?



I understand the 'finders keepers' thing.
I also understood that switchblades were illegal for adults, much less kids.
Better that guy than a cop that would have told my dad.

I was brought up to not question authority.
I didnt get this way until I started paying taxes
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 11:44:51 AM EDT
Lots of gold nuggets.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 11:46:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FullOfBadIdeas:

Originally Posted By g3shooter:
That is pretty cool...Pics?



I have nothing to take pictures with.




You are Full of Bad Ideas and Full of

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 11:54:10 AM EDT
my wife found a ring worth about 30K about six months ago.....
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 12:06:51 PM EDT
when i was 16 i worked at a truck rental place.... here a customer rented a truck, left a fanny-pack with $1400 cash in it... returned the truck, we then rented out the truck again to another customer, who returned the truck without finding the cash. checking the truck back in, i found the cash but there were checks int here written out to the customer so i turned it in


as for the above .50 cal rimfire....
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 12:06:57 PM EDT
Fossilized mammoth tooth and rib bone, deep sea fishing rod, several spears, a few anchors, lot's of lures and weights, bottles, all while diving.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 12:07:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 12:11:45 PM EDT
A rusted out MP-40 in Germany,
A handgrenade, shells, shovel at Verdun France.

Sorry no camera and left them in the field and gave them away before leaving Europe.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:27:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
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Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:44:15 PM EDT
I metal detect, I found lots of stuff. Lot of silver rings, a couple of gold ones and a gold necklace with some ''bling''.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:46:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:54:04 PM EDT
Where did you find that?


That is really cool BTW!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:02:03 PM EDT
I once found a 2005 F150, also a 1996 BMW, a 2001 DeVille...all they needed were a few wires to get em going again. Its a shame people just threw them away right in the middle of a Safeway parking lot.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:04:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
my wife found a ring worth about 30K about six months ago.....



HEyy man, I lost that about 6 months ago. Can I have it back?? I'll give you a reward.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:06:43 PM EDT
1948 headstamp 7.62x51 brass case just above Israel's Elah Valley on a hilltop. The primer is intact, but the bullet pulled. (Probably not intentionally, as the neck is bent a little on the side and it probably was damaged/fell out.) I consider it cool because it has the 1948 headstamp and the star of David.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:16:37 PM EDT
When I was 12, my best friend and I found an envelope in the woods with $1000 (50 $20 bills). Most likely drug money, we turned it in to the police and never heard anything more.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:19:19 PM EDT
I found page two.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:30:15 PM EDT
anyone?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:55:19 PM EDT
Bueller, Bueller, Bueller, Bueller, Bueller, Bueller, Bueller, Bueller, Bueller, Bueller, Bueller
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:33:42 PM EDT
a cannon ball when i was at a gettysburg when I was a kid, My mom made me give to one of workers.

I want my canon ball damn it.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:42:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 6:44:29 PM EDT by USGI_45]
I found A class Ring once in the Middle of the woods. It was sitting on a log with Moss Growing on it. Very Very Strange that I found it. The Guys name was on it, so we got it back to him. What are the Chances.



ETA Probably 5 or 6 years ago, I found an empty case at the Range that was just strange. .22mag Rimfire it looked like necked down. Basically like the .17HMR, but this was years before I had heard of such a thing.
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