Posted 3 years ago
Recently I started metal detecting as a hobby. This afternoon, I found these two, what appear to be old bullets, in the woods near my childhood home. They were found at the top of a very large sand pit, which was dug out in the early 1980's. Homes were supposed to be built there, but never were (so I understand). A little about the area and how I found them...
They were located in central New Jersey, in Middlesex county. The two items were located a few yards apart, and were quite deep in the ground. I would say 8-10 inches below the forest surface. The one darker in color, more like an in tact bullet was in clay type of sand, while the other was in black sand.
I am able to make out some markings. On the black bullet (first picture left hand side, it looks like 35C was engraved along the side. Also, on the bottom side is a large number 3 (picture 3 but it doesn't show so well). The second, completely smashed bullet is much more white and dusty in color. I can make out the number 0, and some letters "_ _ max a_m". Something like that. Both items came out of the ground CAKED in sand and dirt. Running them under warm water for 5 minutes would not even wash the dirt off. I used a soft toothbrush to finally see what they were.
If anyone can provide some info/knowledge I would be so grateful. Thanks for listening and have a nice day.