May 01, 2012, 10:24 PM
im a newbie... this is my first old find!!!! i am addicted
ive been metal detecting for about three weeks. and in those three weeks i bought a harbor freight $45 metal detector, the next week i found a dealer in nj and he sold me a garret ace 250, then the third week i researched so much i bought a minelab safari. i know... i went crazy. but this is my first really old find with the minelab!!!
i am addicted... i really cant stop, every day after work and on my days off... oh boy here we go
so.... i got a liberty nickel from 1900, an old skeleton key, .50 bmg round, .30 cal round, and a civil war era .57 cal bullet... the .30 and .50 cal were found on a beach, and the lead bullet and coin in the mountains... and i think its funny and appropriate i found the bullets, as im an avid shooter/hunter
May 01, 2012 10:24 PM
May 01, 2012, 10:28 PM
wow way to go on your Liberty Nickel! You sound just as obsessed as I am.
May 01, 2012, 10:32 PM
Congratulations on your Sweet Finds!
May 01, 2012, 10:40 PM
Awesome finds!! Looks like a great spot you have there.
May 01, 2012, 10:40 PM
Momma Said I Was Born To Dig.
The .30 and .50 are probably from world war 2 training on the beach. Look at this, me and my friend Brian found these last year on North Carolina beaches.
May 01, 2012, 10:45 PM
wow! you guys got a ton of stuff...... yeah i figured they were ww11 bullets. they arent deformed so they were obviously shot on the water... the .50 cal was a tracer round too..
Originally Posted by FoundInNC
May 01, 2012, 10:51 PM
ive got tons of shrapnel as well
May 02, 2012, 12:12 AM
Its not what detector you own, its what you do with it!
Grats on your V nickel find.Hope are you liking the Safari. How are you running your sensitivity setup? And what coil are you using? I find myself running the FBS800 coil most of the time and sensitivity around 5 mostly. CARM
May 02, 2012, 11:20 AM
Congrats on your V nickel. Love the skeleton key! Good luck on future hunts.
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May 02, 2012, 11:30 AM
Sounds like you got it bad, Congrats on your old find and your new machines...
May 02, 2012, 12:02 PM
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"i am addicted... i really cant stop"
It gets much, much worse. ;o) But it's a healthy addiction - enjoy it!
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May 02, 2012, 12:24 PM
Congrats on your first finds! With your enthusiasm, and living on the east coast, you should do well at this hobby.
May 02, 2012, 02:21 PM
Great finds. Can't wait to hear what MD you buy in your 4th week
May 02, 2012, 02:35 PM
It is addicting. I find myself sizing up land all the time and looking for old houses and old trees. Haha! And that is always followed by "i'd like to metal detect over there." lol My kids laugh...
May 02, 2012, 02:36 PM
Good job on the V Nickel. I have yet to find one. Minelab makes a mean detector. It just might be the last one you'll ever buy. Unless you decide to step up to the Etrac. Good luck on you next hunt.
May 02, 2012, 02:38 PM
Welcome to our Nightmare! lol It is an addicting hobby, Just don't do like some and think that your going to become rich in a week or so.
Great finds by the way.HH
May 02, 2012, 02:39 PM
I agree, theres no better addiction
Originally Posted by Old Stonewall
May 02, 2012, 03:52 PM
Congrats on the V Nickel. Hopefully your hitting some sites in Newark...I've made some of my best finds there. Lots of history.
May 02, 2012, 03:54 PM
lol...when I'm driving my head is always whipping around looking at sites. My wife is always saying knock it off you can't detect there now. Maybe not now but someday...
Originally Posted by treasure4pleasure
May 03, 2012, 01:42 PM
i thought about checking some places here in newark. i live in the ironbound and i dont like to venture to other sections. newark can get pretty bad on the outskirts of the ironbound. branchbrook/weequahic park? forget it, i wouldnt be caught dead there...and if i did go, i would probably be dead or detectorless very fast. though the guy i bought the minelab and garret from says hes been going to those parks. i told him he's crazy, i live in newark and i wouldnt go there.....lots of history, yes, ruthless wannabe gangs....yes as well.
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