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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2012
    Bedford, IN
    Current: Tesoro Outlaw, BH Tracker IV, HF MD6008 Ex: White's Coinmaster Pro, BH Discovery 3300, Tesoro Cibola
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    Metal Detecting

    Help Identifing Unknown Metal Detector

    Hello I just came across a used metal detector that appears to be a decent one judging by the display (and in my very limited budget); however, I would like to know the manufacturer and model of the metal detector.

    I asked the owner what brand/model it is and he does not know. The reason is it was painted and the information is not visible. Can anyone help identify this metal detector?

    The owner claims it works great and I am welcome to try it outside before buying - so no problem there. I just want to avoid a long trip/time/gas for something that isn't worth it.

    Thomas - Tesoro Outlaw, BH Tracker IV, Mod HF Cen-Tech PP -MDing Since 6-4-12
    -Number of Coins: 428 -Jewelry: 15 -Pull Tabs: 415 -Fun:100%

  2. #2
    us
    Jun 2012
    Bedford, IN
    Current: Tesoro Outlaw, BH Tracker IV, HF MD6008 Ex: White's Coinmaster Pro, BH Discovery 3300, Tesoro Cibola
    94
    21 times
    Metal Detecting
    I found it!

    After using Google image with the keywords "metal detector display" (after countless other things) it showed me the correct display finally. Turns out this MD is a American Hawks Explorer II Metal Detector model HP-1020.

    It looks like the coil is different than the original, but looking at the photo I think it is a coil cover - and the display is cropped in the photo I have but it is the same MD.

    Anyone have one of these or have any feedback? Doesn't seem to be a well-known MD, about all I can find is the company information on it (and we all know how that can be), and it was likely sold to the owner from Sears.
    Thomas - Tesoro Outlaw, BH Tracker IV, Mod HF Cen-Tech PP -MDing Since 6-4-12
    -Number of Coins: 428 -Jewelry: 15 -Pull Tabs: 415 -Fun:100%

  3. #3

    Apr 2012
    Minelab Explorer Se Pro,Garrett At/Pro,Garrett Ace 350,Tesoro Cibola,Tesoro Outlaw,Bounty Hunter SharpShooter 2
    992
    363 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hope it works for you ...now you just have to find something worth hunting

  4. #4
    us
    Crazy 'Ol Foole

    May 2012
    Backside Of Nowhere In Mid-Michigan
    Fisher F2, Fisher 1280X, MineLab Xterra 705, MineLab Explorer SE
    616
    273 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Save your gas money. It's a cheap chi-com detector.
    Stick with recognizable name brands. Both a Fisher F2 and the Tesoro Compadre will put that one to shame, for under $200 new.

  5. #5
    us
    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

    Jan 2011
    New Orleans
    Garrett Ace 350 and Propointer, Whites Prism
    2,961
    765 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'm sure it will work as far as finding metal, but if you want to seriously take up the hobby you won't be happy with it. I'm not sure of your budget, but an F2, or an Ace 250 would be a good bet for a machine to get started with, and you can pick them up used pretty cheap. Around 200$ on Ebay.
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2012
    Bedford, IN
    Current: Tesoro Outlaw, BH Tracker IV, HF MD6008 Ex: White's Coinmaster Pro, BH Discovery 3300, Tesoro Cibola
    94
    21 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks for the help, I did pass on the detector. My budget is non-existent, i.e. around $100 so I have been looking for deals at eBay and Amazon.

    Although I took my money and went today and purchased a new Bounty Hunter Tracker IV metal detector, and the BH MD headphones. I got the last of each at my local Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon (I printed from their website) on the MD and got them both for under $100. I got to do some detecting in my backyard before it got dark -- I'm glad to be back in the hobby.

    Many thanks to cheapomd for his post about doing the same - I would have never though Hobby Lobby had MD's (and neither did the store clerk I called )
    Thomas - Tesoro Outlaw, BH Tracker IV, Mod HF Cen-Tech PP -MDing Since 6-4-12
    -Number of Coins: 428 -Jewelry: 15 -Pull Tabs: 415 -Fun:100%

 

 

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