Stones River Trading Company

DUG RELICS  

DR2085.                     HARDEE OR "JEFF DAVIS" HAT PIN IN GOOD CONDITION, WHEN DUG MANY YEARS AGO IN MURFREESBORO, TN THE
                                    LAUREL BRANCHES WERE MIA, THE ARROWS WERE IN THE HOLE BUT BROKE OFF AND THE DIGGER HAS GLUED THEM
                                    BACK ON, HAS A NICE WOODSY-GREEN PATINA, NOT PERFECT BUT STILL DISPLAYS WELL
                                                                                                            $95.00

DR2083.                   HERE IS A REALLY COOL ARTIFACT, A COMPLETE PAIR OF EYEGLASSES, THE RIGHT LENSE IS BROKEN AND THE LEFT
                                  HAS SOME CHIPS AT THE EDGE, AS SPINDLY AS THESE PERIOD GLASSES ARE, IT'S A WONDER ANY SURVIVED AND
                                  MIRACULOUS THAT A PAIR SURVIVED 140 YEARS IN THE GROUND
                                                                                      $65.00

DR2081.                   CONFEDERATE PIKE HEAD IN GREAT DUG CONDITION, MEASURES 16.8" LONG X 1.8" WIDE, THE BLADE IS 11.4" LONG AND
                                  IT IS STILL SHARP AND THE POINT IS IN PERFECT SHAPE, THIS WAS RECOVERED SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN THE MOBILE, AL
                                  AREA, THESE SHOW HOW DESPERATE THE CONFEDERACY WAS FOR WEAPONS AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE WAR
                                 

                                                                               $345.00

DR2080.                   MODEL 1833 BRASS DRAGOON STIRRUP IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, THESE WERE LARGE, HEAVILY MADE STIRRUPS,
                                  IT MEASURES 5.4" TALL X 4.7" WIDE, IT IS THE STYLE WITH A SOLID TREAD WHICH HAS BEEN PUNCHED TO PROVIDE
                                  BETTER TRACTION
                                                $165.00

DR2078.                    U S CAVALRY BIT BOSS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, THIS IS JUST AS DUG WITH ONLY THE DIRT RINSED OFF, IT IS IN
                                   PERFECT SHAPE EXCEPT THE LOWER EAR IS SLIGHTLY BENT UPWARD, THIS WAS A RECENT FIND IN THE FRANKLIN,
                                   TN AREA
                                                                                                       $45.00

DR2074.                         GORGEOUS LEECH AND RIGDON C S WITH STARS SPUR IN GREAT CONDITION, THIS WAS RECOVERED MANY YEARS
                                        AGO IN THE FARMINGTON, MS AREA, IT HAS AN EVEN, WOODSY-GREEN PATINA, IT HAS A VERY CRISP C CASTING,
                                        THE S IS A LITTLE RAN TOGETHER, PROBABLY FROM WEAR IN THE MOLD, BUT IT IS MORE DISTINCT IN PERSON
                                        THAN THE PICTURES, THE STARS ARE BOTH VERY DISTINCT, WHEN DUG THE ROWEL WAS MIA AND IT HAS HAD A
                                        ROWEL ADDED BACK ON, OTHERWISE IT IS JUST AS DUG WITH NO DAMAGE OR REPAIRS, THIS IS A FANTASTIC
                                        EXAMPLE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER CONFEDERATE SPUR
                                       
                                             $2,185.00

DR2072.                        NICE PAIR OF CONFEDERATE RELICS DUG BY ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF RELIC HUNTING AND AUTHOR MAC MASON,
                                       A BRASS C S SWORD HANGER AND A BRASS SUSPENSION RING MOUNT AND IRON RING, THESE ARE MARKED WITH
                                       HIS DISTINCTIVE DESCRIPTION AND FIND LOCATION, UNFORTUNATELY I CAN'T QUITE MAKE OUT THE LOCATION
                                       NICE PAIR OF CONFEDERATE RELICS FOUND BY A LEGEND IN OUR HOBBY
                                                                       $65.00

DR2067.                      CARBINE SNAP SWIVEL IN GOOD DUG CONDITION, THIS IS THE SNAP AND CENTER LINK, THE IRON IS STRONG AND
                                     STABLE, THESE ARE FAIRLY COMMON NON-DUG, BUT IT IS RARE TO FIND A DUG EXAMPLE
                                                                          $45.00

DR2064.                       CONFEDERATE SPUR IN GREAT CONDITION, THIS IS A CS4 IN BOTH CROUCH AND BAIRD'S BOOKS, IT IS DESCRIBED
                                      AS THE "UNBREAKABLE" SPUR DUE TO IT'S HEAVY CONSTRUCTION, IT IS ALSO FINISHED OUT WELL, THIS ONE IS
                                      UNIQUE IN THAT IT RETAINS THE IRON ROWEL THAT STILL MOVES FREELY, GREAT EXAMPLE THAT WILL BE ABOUT
                                      IMPOSSIBLE TO UPGRADE
                                     
                                                                                                    $295.00

DR2063.                       VERY SCARCE BREAKAWAY STIRRUP, THESE WERE PATENTED IN THE MID 1840's BUT NEVER CAUGHT ON IN A BIG
                                      WAY, THIS EXAMPLE IS IN GREAT CONDITION, IT HAD TO BE A VERY EARLY FIND AS IT STILL MOVES FREELY,
                                      DESIGNED TO SPRING OPEN IF THE RIDER WAS THROWN AND BEING DRAGGED, MEASURES 6" TALL X 5" WIDE, IT
                                      WAS FOUND IN THE RICHMOND, VA AREA
                                     
                                                                                                      $120.00

DR2058.                         SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MAINSPRING VICE IN VERY GOOD DUG CONDITION, THE IRON IS STRONG AND STABLE
                                                                                 $45.00

DR2051.                          SMOOTH SIDE REGULATION CANTEEN, ORAL HISTORY IS THAT IT WAS PICKED UP SHORTLY AFTER THE BATTLE
                                         OF STONES RIVER, IT IS VERY SOLID WITH ONLY ONE TINY PINHOLE, IT HAS SMALL DENTS ON EACH SIDE, RETAINS
                                         TWO OF THE STRAP BRACKETS, THE SPOUT IS MIA
                                                                                   $95.00

DR2050.                        VERY RARE NUMBER 1 REGULATION U S CAVALRY RING BIT, THIS WAS A VERY AGGRESSIVE BIT THAT WAS USED
                                       PRIMARILY TO BREAK HORSES, IT HAS A HIGH PORT WITH A "TICKLER" IN THE CENTER AND A LARGE RING THAT
                                       WENT AROUND THE HORSE'S JAW, THIS WAS A VERY EARLY FIND OR POSSIBLY A BARN FIND, IT IS IN EXCELLENT
                                       CONDITION, ALL MOVING PARTS STILL MOVE FREELY, IT HAS VERY LIGHT, UNIFORM SURFACE PITTING AND AN
                                       EVEN DARK BROWN PATINA, THIS IS A RELIC THAT EVEN MOST ADVANCED COLLECTIONS ARE LACKING
                                      
                                                                                                                $785.00

DR2049.                        LARGE PLANTATION STYLE IRON STIRRUP IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, THE IRON IS SMOOTH AND HAS A DARK
                                       PATINA, MEASURES 5.8" TALL X 5.2" WIDE WITH A 3.2" WIDE TREAD THAT HAS A GEOMETRIC DESIGN CUT IN IT.
                                       I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS ONE WAS FOUND, BUT THEY ARE OFTEN DUG IN C S CAMPS
                                                                                       $35.00

DR2041.                        MULTI TOOL WRENCH FOR A SPRINGFIELD RIFLE IN VERY GOOD DUG CONDITION, THE IRON IS STRONG AND
                                       STABLE
                                                                                                                    $15.00

DR2024.                        VERY RARE RELIC, AN EARLY MILITIA BRIDLE ROSETTE FEATURING A DROOP WING EAGLE WITH A SHIELD ON IT'S
                                       CHEST AND LAUREL BRANCHES IN IT'S TALONS UNDER AN ARCH OF STARS, THIS PORTION IS RAISED AND HAS AN
                                        ORNATE RIM ENCIRCLING IT, THE REVERSE IS LEAD FILLED AND RETAINS ONE OF THE ATTACHMENT WIRES, THE
                                        FACE HAS A SHALLOW GROOVE RUNNING FROM SIDE TO SIDE WHERE IT WAS STRUCK OR RAN OVER, THIS IS A RARE
                                        RELIC THAT MOST COLLECTIONS ARE LACKING
                                                                                             $385.00

DR2022.                       NICE GROUPING THAT WAS DUG HERE IN MURFREESBORO, A TOMPION, ENFIELD NIPPLE PROTECTOR, AND THE
                                      COOLEST PIECE, A NIPPLE THAT WAS DUG WITH THE CAP ON IT
                                                                                                                           $25.00

DR2021.                        A CARBINE SNAP SWIVEL, THIS WAS ON A SHOULDER BELT WORN BY A CAVALRYMAN, IT HOOKED ONTO THE
                                       CARBINE SO THAT IF DROPPED WHILE ON HORSEBACK, IT WAS NOT LOST BY THE CAVALRY TROOPER, THESE
                                       ARE FAIRLY COMMON TO FIND IN NON-DUG CONDITION BUT RARE TO FIND A DUG EXAMPLE, FOUND IN THE
                                       ATLANTA, GA AREA
                                                                                                                             $90.00

DR2011.                        U S REGULATION SPUR IN GOOD SHAPE, THE LEGS ARE BENT INWARD, THE ROWEL HAS RUSTED AWAY
                                                                                                        $45.00

DR2009.                           DUG REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY, THE METAL HAS A DARK BROWN PATINA WITH ONLY SLIGHT, UNIFORM
                                          SURFACE PITTING, AMAZINGLY THE TRIGGER AND CYLINDER WILL STILL MOVE, IT IS MISSING THE LOADING
                                          LEVER, TRIGGER GUARD, AND HAMMER, STILL A NICE DISPLAYABLE WEAPON THAT NO DOUBT SAW ACTION
                                         
                                                                                                                                     $495.00 

DR1975.                       FOUR PIECES OF DIFFERENT EAGLE BREAST PLATES, THESE WERE ALL DUG FROM A CONFEDERATE CAVALRY
                                      CAMP NEAR WARTRACE, TN WHERE THE C S TROOPS WERE MELTING LEAD FROM FEDERAL PLATES TO FIELD
                                      CAST BULLETS, TWO OF THESE PIECES ARE THE SKIN ONLY AND TWO STILL HAVE THE LEAD
                                                                                                                                          $30.00

DR1950.                         BRASS BUTT PLATE FROM A MISSISSIPPI RIFLE, THIS WAS RECOVERED IN THE FARMINGTON, TN AREA, THERE
                                        WERE SEVERAL CONFEDERATE CAMPS IN THIS AREA IN THE WINTER OF 1863, THE TANG IS BENT OUTWARD, HAS
                                        A DISTINCT NOTCH WHERE THE PATCH BOX COVER RECESSED INTO THE BUTT PLATE, NICE RELIC THAT WAS MOST
                                        LIKELY CONFEDERATE USED
                                                                                                        $65.00

DR1886.                  LOCK PLATE WITH HAMMER AND A SECTION OF THE BARREL FROM A W.M. MUIR CONTRACT RIFLE IN VERY GOOD
                                 DUG CONDITION, YOU CAN STILL CLEARLY SEE THE 1863 DATE REAR OF THE HAMMER AND W.M. MUIR / WINDSOR
                                 LOCKS CT FORWARD OF THE HAMMER, PART OF THE LOCKS CT IS DIFFICULT TO SEE, THE BARREL SECTION IS 15"
                                 LONG, THE BREECH PLUG AND BARREL END HAVE BEEN BROKE OFF, IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN A TREMENDOUS BLOW
                                 TO DO THIS, THIS WAS DUG IN COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE BY JOE HAILE
                                 
                                                                                                                                      $95.00

DR1878.                      CONFEDERATE BRASS SWORD HANGER IN GREAT DUG CONDITION, THIS WAS DUG SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN THE FORT
                                     DONELSON AREA NEAR DOVER, TENNESSEE
                                                                                                                                                                 $35.00      

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