Shoulder strap antique VLF RB5 Discriminator?
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    Sep 2019
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    Shoulder strap antique VLF RB5 Discriminator?

    Greetings from Indiana! First post, hopefully more to come as I get more areas to detect. Bought an antique Metal Detector for 20, one I've seen online but haven't seen one with a shoulder strap like this one. Google was of no help to me, anyone got an idea when this shoulder strap version was made?



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    Looks like an early 80's Bounty Hunter, and from the pics it appears
    to be in great shape..

    The shoulder strap set-up was probably an aftermarket add-on. They
    were fairly popular back then because the detectors got to be fairly heavy
    after a while. For some machines back then, having a longer shaft allowed
    the user to swing the coil faster and cover more ground.
    BC1969 and Megalodon like this.
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    1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard AmateurIsMe! You didn't list your state (or country) in your profile. So, you might consider jumping over to Sub-Forum: Select Your Area.... for information (i.e., clubs, hunts, finds, legends, maps, etc.) directly related to your state (or country).
    2nd - OUTĚSTANDĚING buy - looks like new!
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    Exactly what Dizzy said. These were often sold as hip-mount kits. I bought one for my heavy early 1980's Garrett Master Hunter. They usually required drilling small holes to attach the brackets to which one clipped in the strap.
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