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  1. Found a good luck charm

    So I finally got out for a second time detecting in the local lake. First two hours were nothing but bobby pins and fish hooks, and a junk ear ring (not shown). Then a kid ~ 9 or 10, befriended me. Usually kids are a pain in the ***, but this guy was cute, and kept diving, talking, diving. Every...
  2. Stone Piles

    I don't typically relic hunt too much, but have been watching NOT THURSDAY videos a lot lately. Learning quite a bit about stone walls, foundations (visible or depressions), etc. On one of my deer hunting properties, where I put a treestand, there are ten piles of stone in a cluster. A couple...
  3. Pictures in older posts?

    I've noticed some of the older posts have pics that come up as a small box with an X. Are those pics no longer supported, or just haven't caught up to the new layout yet? Some are less than 6 months old.
  4. Henri on the way

    Who's gearing up for a deep cut? I'd love to be on the shore Mon afternoon, but storms tend to put me behind on my work schedule, not to mention cleanup and power outage. Good luck to anyone that can hit it.
  5. First e'V'er

    Found my first "V" Nickel today at an 1820 home. 1893 I think. Problem is, it's kinda crusty. What is the best way to clean it? Not worried about devaluing it, it will go in my collection. pics added.
  6. Armed and styling

    Along with about $3 clad, I found these RayBans ($161), knife? And ugly '43P nickel. Nickel was on the small beach, glasses and box cutter were in the water. Almost didn't check the coin, wasn't expecting a silver nickel on this beach. (Although, I did find a Merc there two years ago).
  7. Father's Day water hunt

    First time in the water for the season. Last year the swim area was closed due to covid, but I thought I'd go look for fresh drops from this season. Was slim pickings, only finding six coins. One was a Canadian Tooney, which surprised me. Five minutes after I had planned on leaving, I got a...
  8. Memorial Day Weekend Salute

    In memory of those that didn't make it home, show your photos of the "soldiers" that did. To all that serve, past, present and future....THANK YOU! Here's a few that I brought home.
  9. Close Call

    While I was in the shower, my wife said a Pileated WP flew into our living room window and knocked himself out. After I got out and dressed, he was still on the ground, but coming to. Had just enough time to grab the camera and take a few pics as he recovered, climbed the deck and flew to a...
  10. Pointy things

    My son found these magnet fishing. He thinks throwing knives? Any ideas?
  11. Corbin and An Old Soldier

    I've been hunting a 1780 home. No good coins yet, but a few wheats and some clad. But, today I found 3 good targets. A very cool lock: "CORBIN 6 LEVER" - Flat Shackle - Barrel Key. 3" high x 2" wide. Stamped Brass body. Brass shackle. Mfg by: Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. Can't find an exact date...
  12. Umbrella, walking stick, other?

    Found this at an 1883 home on Main St. Tip of ...?
  13. Gilted button

    I was going through my finds bucket from 2020. Unless really good like silver, gold, LC, etc. I toss everything into a coffee can. Going through it all I found this button, which I remember, but didn't think much of it. It says Benedict & Co. Extra Gilt. Flat front with no design. I can't find...
  14. Non--stop squawking

    I have a DetectorPro Headhunter Underwater. It's easy to use and I really like it. Problem that I've been having is for some unknown reason, the thing will start chirping non stop for 15 secs to 15 minutes. Then be absolutely quiet for same amount of time unless a target is hit. So quiet, I...
  15. Old Masonic Ring

    Hit a cove on the CT coast in the Long Island sound this afternoon with CTdirtdigger. First time here and since the area was closed to clamming, we of course got checked by the CT F&W. He got a chuckle seeing two guys in the water detecting for the first time in 17 yrs, in an area he patrols...
  16. Vintage Medicine Cabinet w/Queen Anne legs

    Received this cabinet as a tip from one of my customers. It's solid but has peeling paint and plenty of rust. Any tips on restoration besides the obvious of brushing, stripping, sanding? I don't think the glass will come out without breaking and the side panels are beveled glass. Was supposed...
  17. Fresh Water Hunt 7/2

    Got into the water around 6:20am. About an hour in, I dug the metal piece, just because it was the first signal. Didn't get a good hit until almost 8:00, when I went as deep as I could. It was the matchbox car. Then a soda can. The quarter was next, just before my first water ring for the...
  18. 7/2 Fresh Water Hunt

    Got into the water around 6:20am. About an hour in, I dug the metal piece, just because it was the first signal. Didn't get a good hit until almost 8:00, when I went as deep as I could. It was the matchbox car. Then a soda can. The quarter was next, just before my first water ring for the year...
  19. Pre-storm BIG BEN

    My first Franklin Half dug - 1963. I've dug two '44 Walkers in the past. First coin dug on this new permission, 1730's house. Was hoping for a Seated or a Colonial Silver, but I'm happy with Ben. Also dug 5 quarters, 2 dimes and 7 cents, all clad. And a harmonica reed. Site looks promising.
  20. First GOLD in 2+ yrs

    I hit a boat launch area on Monday and found about .60 clad. Had to go by again today, so what the heck, I'd stop for 30 mins or so. Very first repeatable target with my DetectorPro Headhunter Underwater on dry land, and up pops....GOLD. Engraved R?? to PR 10-8-83. I can't read the two...
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