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  1. #1
    Jul 2019
    Binghamton NY
    White's Spectra v3
    450 times
    Metal Detecting

    Did you have a BFO detector? What did you find with it?

    I had one when I was a wee lad of 13 in 1974. Lived in a rented house near a farm, and there was a small foundation in a pasture. I found a few spoons and some odd metal, but I don't remember finding any coins.

  2. #2
    Oct 2008
    Nokta/Makro products, as well as others. Self built Mirage PI's. The Mirage is excellent in trashy sites, unlike many PI's.
    48 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I had a Dtex Tiny Tex when I was 14, 1000% better than that Relco drift box had just before it. Was finding coins left and right with the Tiny Tex then graduated to a Whites TR machine.
    Nokta/Makro Impact, Kruzer, Anfibio, now the Simplex, Blisstool V5

    Check out my Treasure Hunting website

  3. #3

    Jun 2007
    Tiger Shark, Xterra 705
    3216 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I believe that was my first detector in the 80’s. Things needed to be on the surface or very close to the surface but I found a few silver rings and a lot of clad coins.
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

    Thomas Jefferson

  4. #4
    Charter Member

    May 2020
    San Jose, CA
    Tarsacci MDT 8000, Nokta Makro Simplex, Minelab E-Trac
    579 times
    Metal Detecting
    I had a Bounty Hunter BFO in 1975 (starter model, no visual meter, just the speaker). Mostly hunted parks and schools, with the occasional old site. Tried hunting the beach down by where I lived, but there was too much trash. Found a lot of clad and managed a few Buffalo Nickels, IHP and silver coins. Back then, finding silver coins in the early 60's and older was not that big a deal. Now you scream to the heavens when you find one!
    "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." Oscar Wilde

  5. #5

    Apr 2008
    Central Illinois
    Fisher CZ-3D
    973 times
    Has a Frontiersman by Relco I got for my 16th birthday in 1972. Unless it was the size of a manhole cover it would not find anything. I still have it tucked away in my closet.



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