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    Minelab excalibur

    I would like to buy second hand minelab excalibur
    what should I pay attention to in terms of originality

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    Unless you're deep diving, you would be better off getting one already modified.....at least with the handle mounted pin point switch. I like bigger coils than stock too, and better headphones. If you buy a bone stock one and then have to do the mods, it can run into some serious money. In general, I would stay away from the first series Excalibur (Sword model), mainly because replacement parts and repairs can be a problem. Some people like the blue tubes, other like the Excal 2 better. I have both and find no appreciable difference between the two. Look for the condition of the cables, and if you can find out any history of the detector to see if it's had any repairs or at least had it's seals replaced.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Unless you're deep diving, you would be better off getting one already modified.....at least with the handle mounted pin point switch. I like bigger coils than stock too, and better headphones. If you buy a bone stock one and then have to do the mods, it can run into some serious money. In general, I would stay away from the first series Excalibur (Sword model), mainly because replacement parts and repairs can be a problem. Some people like the blue tubes, other like the Excal 2 better. I have both and find no appreciable difference between the two. Look for the condition of the cables, and if you can find out any history of the detector to see if it's had any repairs or at least had it's seals replaced.
    in fact I was planning to buy garrett sea hunter mark 2 but its not much difference between the price of excalibur 2 at zero price as second hand
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    I would take an Excal over a Sea Hunter any day. I don't like digging nails and other ferrous junk.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    I would take an Excal over a Sea Hunter any day. I don't like digging nails and other ferrous junk.
    If I were you I'd say excalibur
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    I sure do miss my Excalibur. I love the Equinox but there was just something about swinging the Excal that I enjoyed.
    Probably was the aftermarket carbon shaft from plugger that made it so enjoyable. Great detector once learned.
    Good luck!


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    I sure do miss my Excalibur. I love the Equinox but there was just something about swinging the Excal that I enjoyed.
    Probably was the aftermarket carbon shaft from plugger that made it so enjoyable. Great detector once learned.
    Good luck!
    Equinox is a great machine but i am hunting in saltwater and excalibur best for it
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    All Cudamark said, cables, coil and head phones are a weak point. Keep them silicon sprayed and you will have very little issues. A machine that has been stored away for a few years or more stay away from unless the cables were silicon-ed before storage. Blue or Green excalibur, I can find gold with either, but I hate a stock machine...Modified excalibur is the only way to get the most out of the machine. Better headphones and a switch on the handle to go between all metal and discriminate, all metal being much deeper, then checking in Discriminate, then back to all metal/Pin Point




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    Agree with OBN 100%, as i paid the price of replacing 2 coil's on my Excalibur Blue's , note i recommend to lube the cable's with diver's silicone, as i used the wrong kind for many year's, on my Blue's, happy hunting, Earl

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    The Excal with straight shaft and pin point mod is a whole different machine from stock. The stock shaft is an elbow cranker, the straight shaft is "all day long". The pin point mod means you aren't struggling with "delicate" knobs. And, by all means, get a knob guard and protect those knobs.
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    A little more gold the xcalibur found this year...



    then this beauty this beauty this past saturday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBN View Post
    A little more gold the xcalibur found this year...



    then this beauty this beauty this past saturday...

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    Excalibur is the best machine for saltwater but its very expensive in Turkey
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarfaceses26 View Post
    Excalibur is the best machine for saltwater but its very expensive in Turkey
    I can only imagine.....

    But, it is worth it. Well, it's likely few detectorists in Turkey can afford one. You'd be "one up" on your competitors
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    I can only imagine.....

    But, it is worth it. Well, it's likely few detectorists in Turkey can afford one. You'd be "one up" on your competitors
    Ahh yes maybe i want to buy it but i think i will buy second hand.
    And if i can be sure of minelab equinox salt water performance i can get it too
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarfaceses26 View Post
    Ahh yes maybe i want to buy it but i think i will buy second hand.
    And if i can be sure of minelab equinox salt water performance i can get it too
    I understand. I have both, the EQ800 and my modified Excal II. So, yes, that's some bucks ($$$$) out of my pocket. For you it is a coin toss - go with what you can afford, and maybe after all those gold rings you find, you can embellish your arsenal

    After all, I'm not "afflicted", as I only have at present 7 detectors on hand.
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