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    DALTON

    Dec 2008
    NW Arkansas
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    Broken_detector, and I first metal detector

    People made fun of us, growing up because this was just a start out machine for kids. My dad bought us one when we were say around 10-11 years old. Broken_detector, and I are twins so as you can imagine it’s hard to share a detector. Dad bought it because he knew that there was a Civil War site “somewhere” on our property. This little detector was the first one to ever find a Civil War bullet in my life, and on our property. I still remember that day 27-28 years ago today. I was walking through our front field, and got a loud hit on that old machine and used the old crappy pinpoint button on it, and lo and behold a .69 caliber bullet rolled into the hole. I was so excited I ran barefooted 5 acres or so back to the chicken houses dad was in, into the chicken house “ if anyone’s ever ran a chicken farm they know chicken houses are full of chicken poop no matter how old they are”, but I didn’t care I was just too excited. I showed dad the bullet, and he was just as excited as I was. That year for Christmas was the year he bought us both Whites Classic ID’s. We literally smoked that property with them detectors. I still have to say to this day if I could find me another Classic ID I’d buy it just for how accurate it was at Civil War sites. Here’s a photo of the first detector we had. Granted dad had the original Whites Coinmaster 6000 I believe that’s what it was. He did great with it too, especially with deep signals.
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    Digging up relics one day at a time. Always looking for fellow detectorist to go out with and enjoy this hobby. Been swinging a coil going on 24 years now this year and loving every minute of it. Looking for members to join our group in Arkansas. PM me if interested.

    Everyone is just one swing away from finding that one target to change your whole life

    Also I want to thank all my great friends on here for keeping me going through all these years. Couldn't do it without yall.

    Visit my YouTube Channel: Relic Recovery Specialist. Will be adding new videos every day. Thanks for the support everyone.

    CHECK OUT MY NEW YOUTUBE SITE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5L...TU-niIB4eEL8NA

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    Oct 2019
    Jordan's Saline, Republic of Texas
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    I like to get my old First Texas Manufacturing DX-5000 out sometimes for the nostalgia.

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    The old girl still works pretty good.
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    DALTON

    Dec 2008
    NW Arkansas
    Fisher F75 SE/LTD2, minelab Etrac, whites classic id, spectrum xlt, fisher f7, fisher 1266, king of all Tesoro Cibola, Tesoro Vaquero, Fisher 1280-X, minelab equinox, Fisher F75+
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    I’ve seen one of them, I also had the opportunity at an estate sale to pick one of them up, a Whites Coinmaster 6000, and some other not so name brand anymore old detectors. They all worked still, but the two oldest ones were way way outdated, and some uncomfortable to use I can see why they both looked near new because he didn’t hardly use them. The Coinmaster was very well used so you could tell he really favored that one.
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    Digging up relics one day at a time. Always looking for fellow detectorist to go out with and enjoy this hobby. Been swinging a coil going on 24 years now this year and loving every minute of it. Looking for members to join our group in Arkansas. PM me if interested.

    Everyone is just one swing away from finding that one target to change your whole life

    Also I want to thank all my great friends on here for keeping me going through all these years. Couldn't do it without yall.

    Visit my YouTube Channel: Relic Recovery Specialist. Will be adding new videos every day. Thanks for the support everyone.

    CHECK OUT MY NEW YOUTUBE SITE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5L...TU-niIB4eEL8NA

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    Long Island,NY
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    I just posted a thread about first metal detectors and this was the kind of answer I was looking for. Very cool!
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  5. #5
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    Sep 2019
    Olympia, Washington
    Nokta Makro Simplex White Coinmaster ( Burghandy) Garret Ace 250 Tracker IV
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    Is this the classic ID you are speaking of?
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    Nov 2018
    Michigan
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    The ID 5 classic pro is my daughters favorite machine, she has a AT pro but wont use it... My first detector was that same Radio shack you got pictured their 1988 i think it was...
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    I'll sleep when I'm dead

  7. #7
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    DALTON

    Dec 2008
    NW Arkansas
    Fisher F75 SE/LTD2, minelab Etrac, whites classic id, spectrum xlt, fisher f7, fisher 1266, king of all Tesoro Cibola, Tesoro Vaquero, Fisher 1280-X, minelab equinox, Fisher F75+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    The ID 5 classic pro is my daughters favorite machine, she has a AT pro but wont use it... My first detector was that same Radio shack you got pictured their 1988 i think it was...
    Yep. Those Whites Classic ID series are still amazing for their accurate target ID, and surprisingly the depth. Those old Radio Shack detectors were a joke, but they did help me find some Civil War bullets until I got the Classic ID.
    SanMan likes this.
    Digging up relics one day at a time. Always looking for fellow detectorist to go out with and enjoy this hobby. Been swinging a coil going on 24 years now this year and loving every minute of it. Looking for members to join our group in Arkansas. PM me if interested.

    Everyone is just one swing away from finding that one target to change your whole life

    Also I want to thank all my great friends on here for keeping me going through all these years. Couldn't do it without yall.

    Visit my YouTube Channel: Relic Recovery Specialist. Will be adding new videos every day. Thanks for the support everyone.

    CHECK OUT MY NEW YOUTUBE SITE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5L...TU-niIB4eEL8NA

  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2019
    Olympia, Washington
    Nokta Makro Simplex White Coinmaster ( Burghandy) Garret Ace 250 Tracker IV
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    I will have to actually give the Classic a real try. I bought it on a whim. The 8 AA batteries kinda put me off!
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  9. #9
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    Apr 2012
    West Coast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad1sh View Post
    I will have to actually give the Classic a real try. I bought it on a whim. The 8 AA batteries kinda put me off!
    The Classics are great machines.


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  10. #10
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    DALTON

    Dec 2008
    NW Arkansas
    Fisher F75 SE/LTD2, minelab Etrac, whites classic id, spectrum xlt, fisher f7, fisher 1266, king of all Tesoro Cibola, Tesoro Vaquero, Fisher 1280-X, minelab equinox, Fisher F75+
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    Right now if I could afford to buy another I would as a back up.
    SanMan likes this.
    Digging up relics one day at a time. Always looking for fellow detectorist to go out with and enjoy this hobby. Been swinging a coil going on 24 years now this year and loving every minute of it. Looking for members to join our group in Arkansas. PM me if interested.

    Everyone is just one swing away from finding that one target to change your whole life

    Also I want to thank all my great friends on here for keeping me going through all these years. Couldn't do it without yall.

    Visit my YouTube Channel: Relic Recovery Specialist. Will be adding new videos every day. Thanks for the support everyone.

    CHECK OUT MY NEW YOUTUBE SITE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5L...TU-niIB4eEL8NA

 

 

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