May 16, 2012, 08:41 PM
Garage sale score = 2 detectors
They wanted $5.00 each, but I got both for $8.00. Both had batteries and both work. We played with them in the back yard and were surprised by the depth. I think the Heathkit is from about 1960, and the previous owner had kept a track of finds by writing with a grease pencil on the coil. The total for this machine was $311.68.
May 16, 2012 08:41 PM
May 16, 2012, 09:00 PM
what hath god wrought
These should fetch a few beans. There are some serious vintage md collectors out there. I dont know if these are rare but maybe someone will make an offer that will seem very good.
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May 16, 2012, 09:30 PM
Very cool..makes my 6000 di look new..lol
May 16, 2012, 11:36 PM
Retired Air Force, unfortunately still working
When I was 15 I built a metal detector from plans in an electronics book with my dad. I always hope some day to see it here on TN with someone talking about it.
Sometimes the wise old man shows up. Other times its just the old man.
May 17, 2012, 12:18 AM
Wow what a steal! I'm jealous. =)
May 17, 2012, 01:48 AM
May 17, 2012, 05:39 AM
Metal locator ..love it. I might go "locating" tonight!
Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)
May 17, 2012, 05:42 AM
May 17, 2012, 05:47 AM
That's awesome..I would pay 8 bucks any day.
May 17, 2012, 06:18 AM
Without the family, one is lost and can not be whole. (Personal belief)
May 17, 2012, 08:08 AM
Wow, sheet-metal screws in the coil. Different times!
Cool old detectors though, congrats!
May 17, 2012, 09:31 AM
outdated but cool