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    my dog ate my permit

    Sep 2014
    Sonoma county CA
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    Metal Detecting

    This metal detector just convinced me I am 'getting' old.

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    Found some random metal detecting blog today and he had some photos of machines under the title

    "What they looked like before we were born. Old metal detectors"

    Of course the first photo just happens to be the first machine I bought from Sears when I was in the 11 grade.
    It broke and ended up in the trash heap but now I wish I still had it along with all the guitar effect stomp boxes I bought new in high school because I know now they are easy to fix and vintage cool now.
    That first time I took that machine out in the middle of the woods I found my only walking liberty half I have ever found, found it immediately , did not even swing the coil, set the coil to the ground to get a good grip and it went off. Boy I thought finding treasure was going to be easy after that!
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Nice vintage detector!

    Yesterday, I was thinking "if I only had a high end detector in the early 70's"...all that silver!
    Last edited by Professor of Engineering; Jul 15, 2019 at 02:07 PM.
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    us
    Feb 2019
    Burlington NC
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by kingvegan View Post
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    Found some random metal detecting blog today and he had some photos of machines under the title

    "What they looked like before we were born. Old metal detectors"

    Of course the first photo just happens to be the first machine I bought from Sears when I was in the 11 grade.
    It broke and ended up in the trash heap but now I wish I still had it along with all the guitar effect stomp boxes I bought new in high school because I know now they are easy to fix and vintage cool now.
    That first time I took that machine out in the middle of the woods I found my only walking liberty half I have ever found, found it immediately , did not even swing the coil, set the coil to the ground to get a good grip and it went off. Boy I thought finding treasure was going to be easy after that!
    Hey! That's kind of a new looking machine to me!
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    Tommy

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    You were around when there were no cell phones my kids always say and I say yep I was lucky I played outside.....

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  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    Metal Detecting
    Wow...that's an oldie! My first detector was a mid 70's Compass detector that you would strap around your waist. I didn't find much with it, but enough to keep pursuing this most enjoyable hobby. My next machine was a late 70's Garrett Ground Hog. That machine sniffed out a lot of silver back in the day. Wish I had held on to it.
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    Mar 2003
    Eastern North Carolina
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    Wow I had that same machine back in 1974-1975 i found my first 2 gold rings with it
    thanks for the memories
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    dave-enc

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    us
    Jul 2019
    Deltona Fl
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    The best detector I ever had (and I've had a bunch) was the 9000 Teknetics. That thing would give you a different tone for everything so you didn't even have to look at the screen. I found a lot of coins and stuff with it in 15 years. It would go deep too. Just got a T-2 today so I hope it compares with the 9000....
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    Looking for a hunting buddy in or around Deltona Fl.

 

 

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