This happens to be a 160 year old rifle in near perfect condition. The rifle, a .58 caliber muzzle loader, had been coverer with “bear or buffalo grease” and then hidden in a hollow log along the Yellowstone River. The exact location of where the rifle was found wasn’t given however it was somewhere near Glendive. The rifle was manufactured sometime between 1847 and 1853 and the grease preserved the rifle very well. That’s pretty amazing for being near a river for such a long time.
Even though this isn’t gold or silver it is still a fantastic find and one I and several people I know would love to make. The treasures are out there, we just have to look for them!
The information for this article was sent to me by Rockman. Thanks!