My 1st Long barrel gun!!! Tokens, Bells, LCs, Buttons-with the new detector.

pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
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Got the new Deus ll-finally got the controller sorted out (replacement) and the new cuff wireless headphones.
So I have gotten out for a hour here and there-only hit a few well hunted iron patches.
Just to see if this new would be any better than the previous model-YUP!
It gives another level of finding the odd button-brass/copper item that was missed in the hard hit spots.

One might say I have hunted these spots where any nonferrous item (foil even) might be a ok hunt.
All very close to the doormat-5 minutes in any direction. So time/gas is really taken off the table.

So after building a hoop house I said to the mrs on late Wednesday that Thursday PM and Friday was for mental therapy play-meeting an afternoon and a road trip on Friday.
Yesterday was a total whirl wind catch up day of chores-

So the Thursday PM haut was to a well hunted site that had beans, mowed nice and clean.
1st hit-The kiss of death One Cent-basically I knew I was cursed for the rest of the time there-yup-dug really nothing special.
But one in the pouch is better than a skunked hunt.
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Friday's road trip hunt was to a multi site location-2 permission (depending on what side of the road)but all are within eye shot of each other 1200ft.
I stopped at the first field and the first signal-A nice square framed Sash Buckle-was this the kiss of death for the site?
Dug a part of a bridal bit
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Kind of as I dug a few targets-few late Victorian pieces.
So off to see the permission-was the worked field planted-nope!
Got back-worked? :laughing7: Not really-just a strip 2 discs wide 40ft to the back of the first field-the rest was liquid manure-now a little $hit isn't going to scare this guy off-it was 95% dried up
Just stay out of the black zones-nasty digging in those-boot scrapping after.
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So I headed for the raise in the field, (where the tractor maks end on the right) to be rewarded with a 1842 Bank of Montreal Token-a few other things.
I love it when they fall off the dirt-I always know it's a fine keeper.
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One real deep piece of copper. It wasn't any real winner-be impressive depth.
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So back down to the road part of the field-nothing too great.
A button
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I got bored quickly-so I thought maybe the postal station site-across the way-still in corn stalks-but I have hit this 3 times on previous trips.
Well hello there Mr Token
Scuffed the stalks away and there it lay-easy retrieval-got to love it!
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Then a piece of cufflink? Enamel-cloisonne perhaps-an old period piece.
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The next signal was a nice suspender frame.

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Wow! Close by was this 85-dug-still 85-dug and down I went-had to be iron/can slaw-well-well-well looks here-Nice!
For the locked on # of 85-depth-nothing but impressive to say the least
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Then I popped another bit of bling looking item.
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I figured I'd kill the rest of the hunt with the easy-back across the road to the bean site-20 acre field 900'x900'
3 sites (iron patches) maps says 3-but they could be houses or barns. :dontknow:
Walked out to the furthest point where I thought there might be #3 site-750' NE
Yup iron-steady-no non ferrous-iron and lots of it.
Then to popped a -say what looks like a ram rod holder?
Sweet!
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Next signal #2 holder
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#3 Trigger guard! :hello2::headbang: OK this could be the makings of a gun.
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Next was the barrel-My first one!
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So I threw up a "What is it" for the gun parts.
Missing some parts-so another road trip might be in short order. (Things like this rent space in the head)

Well this well winded-so I'll keep it short-ya right.
Excited at getting out and about-getting a first-getting a road trip in-it was a good therapy day.
Thanks for looking.
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Digger RJ

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Got the new Deus ll-finally got the controller sorted out (replacement) and the new cuff wireless headphones.
So I have gotten out for a hour here and there-only hit a few well hunted iron patches.
Just to see if this new would be any better than the previous model-YUP!
It gives another level of finding the odd button-brass/copper item that was missed in the hard hit spots.

One might say I have hunted these spots where any nonferrous item (foil even) might be a ok hunt.
All very close to the doormat-5 minutes in any direction. So time/gas is really taken off the table.

So after building a hoop house I said to the mrs on late Wednesday that Thursday PM and Friday was for mental therapy play-meeting an afternoon and a road trip on Friday.
Yesterday was a total whirl wind catch up day of chores-

So the Thursday PM haut was to a well hunted site that had beans, mowed nice and clean.
1st hit-The kiss of death One Cent-basically I knew I was cursed for the rest of the time there-yup-dug really nothing special.
But one in the pouch is better than a skunked hunt.
View attachment 2054027

Friday's road trip hunt was to a multi site location-2 permission (depending on what side of the road)but all are within eye shot of each other 1200ft.
I stopped at the first field and the first signal-A nice square framed Sash Buckle-was this the kiss of death for the site?
Dug a part of a bridal bit
View attachment 2054030

Kind of as I dug a few targets-few late Victorian pieces.
So off to see the permission-was the worked field planted-nope!
Got back-worked? :laughing7: Not really-just a strip 2 discs wide 40ft to the back of the first field-the rest was liquid manure-now a little $hit isn't going to scare this guy off-it was 95% dried up
Just stay out of the black zones-nasty digging in those-boot scrapping after.
View attachment 2054031
So I headed for the raise in the field, (where the tractor maks end on the right) to be rewarded with a 1842 Bank of Montreal Token-a few other things.
I love it when they fall off the dirt-I always know it's a fine keeper. View attachment 2054032

17.526 mm
One real deep piece of copper. It wasn't any real winner-be impressive depth.

So back down to the road part of the field-nothing too great.
A button

I got bored quickly-so I thought maybe the postal station site-across the way-still in corn stalks-but I have hit this 3 times on previous trips.
Well hello there Mr Token
Scuffed the stalks away and there it lay-easy retrieval-got to love it!

Then a piece of cufflink? Enamel-cloisonne perhaps-an old period piece.

The next signal was a nice suspender frame.

Wow! Close by was this 85-dug-still 85-dug and down I went-had to be iron/can slaw-well-well-well looks here-Nice!
For the locked on # of 85-depth-nothing but impressive to say the least

Then I popped another bit of bling looking item.

I figured I'd kill the rest of the hunt with the easy-back across the road to the bean site-20 acre field 900'x900'
3 sites (iron patches) maps says 3-but they could be houses or barns. :dontknow:
Walked out to the furthest point where I thought there might be #3 site-750' NE
Yup iron-steady-no non ferrous-iron and lots of it.
Then to popped a -say what looks like a ram rod holder?
Sweet!

Next signal #2 holder

#3 Trigger guard! :hello2::headbang: OK this could be the makings of a gun.

Next was the barrel-My first one!


So I threw up a "What is it" for the gun parts.
Missing some parts-so another road trip might be in short order. (Things like this rent space in the head)

Well this well winded-so I'll keep it short-ya right.
Excited at getting out and about-getting a first-getting a road trip in-it was a good therapy day.
Thanks for looking.
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

Jorgeke

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Got the new Deus ll-finally got the controller sorted out (replacement) and the new cuff wireless headphones.
So I have gotten out for a hour here and there-only hit a few well hunted iron patches.
Just to see if this new would be any better than the previous model-YUP!
It gives another level of finding the odd button-brass/copper item that was missed in the hard hit spots.

One might say I have hunted these spots where any nonferrous item (foil even) might be a ok hunt.
All very close to the doormat-5 minutes in any direction. So time/gas is really taken off the table.

So after building a hoop house I said to the mrs on late Wednesday that Thursday PM and Friday was for mental therapy play-meeting an afternoon and a road trip on Friday.
Yesterday was a total whirl wind catch up day of chores-

So the Thursday PM haut was to a well hunted site that had beans, mowed nice and clean.
1st hit-The kiss of death One Cent-basically I knew I was cursed for the rest of the time there-yup-dug really nothing special.
But one in the pouch is better than a skunked hunt.
View attachment 2054027

Friday's road trip hunt was to a multi site location-2 permission (depending on what side of the road)but all are within eye shot of each other 1200ft.
I stopped at the first field and the first signal-A nice square framed Sash Buckle-was this the kiss of death for the site?
Dug a part of a bridal bit
View attachment 2054030

Kind of as I dug a few targets-few late Victorian pieces.
So off to see the permission-was the worked field planted-nope!
Got back-worked? :laughing7: Not really-just a strip 2 discs wide 40ft to the back of the first field-the rest was liquid manure-now a little $hit isn't going to scare this guy off-it was 95% dried up
Just stay out of the black zones-nasty digging in those-boot scrapping after.
View attachment 2054031
So I headed for the raise in the field, (where the tractor maks end on the right) to be rewarded with a 1842 Bank of Montreal Token-a few other things.
I love it when they fall off the dirt-I always know it's a fine keeper. View attachment 2054032


One real deep piece of copper. It wasn't any real winner-be impressive depth.

So back down to the road part of the field-nothing too great.
A button

I got bored quickly-so I thought maybe the postal station site-across the way-still in corn stalks-but I have hit this 3 times on previous trips.
Well hello there Mr Token
Scuffed the stalks away and there it lay-easy retrieval-got to love it!
View attachment 2054045

Then a piece of cufflink? Enamel-cloisonne perhaps-an old period piece.
View attachment 2054046

The next signal was a nice suspender frame.

Wow! Close by was this 85-dug-still 85-dug and down I went-had to be iron/can slaw-well-well-well looks here-Nice!
For the locked on # of 85-depth-nothing but impressive to say the least

Then I popped another bit of bling looking item.

I figured I'd kill the rest of the hunt with the easy-back across the road to the bean site-20 acre field 900'x900'
3 sites (iron patches) maps says 3-but they could be houses or barns. :dontknow:
Walked out to the furthest point where I thought there might be #3 site-750' NE
Yup iron-steady-no non ferrous-iron and lots of it.
Then to popped a -say what looks like a ram rod holder?
Sweet!

Next signal #2 holder

#3 Trigger guard! :hello2::headbang: OK this could be the makings of a gun.

Next was the barrel-My first one!


So I threw up a "What is it" for the gun parts.
Missing some parts-so another road trip might be in short order. (Things like this rent space in the head)

Well this well winded-so I'll keep it short-ya right.
Excited at getting out and about-getting a first-getting a road trip in-it was a good therapy day.
Thanks for looking.
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Will insert edit update later.
Sorry for the delay
Pretty cool findings

Congrats!
 

billb

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Got the new Deus ll-finally got the controller sorted out (replacement) and the new cuff wireless headphones.
So I have gotten out for a hour here and there-only hit a few well hunted iron patches.
Just to see if this new would be any better than the previous model-YUP!
It gives another level of finding the odd button-brass/copper item that was missed in the hard hit spots.

One might say I have hunted these spots where any nonferrous item (foil even) might be a ok hunt.
All very close to the doormat-5 minutes in any direction. So time/gas is really taken off the table.

So after building a hoop house I said to the mrs on late Wednesday that Thursday PM and Friday was for mental therapy play-meeting an afternoon and a road trip on Friday.
Yesterday was a total whirl wind catch up day of chores-

So the Thursday PM haut was to a well hunted site that had beans, mowed nice and clean.
1st hit-The kiss of death One Cent-basically I knew I was cursed for the rest of the time there-yup-dug really nothing special.
But one in the pouch is better than a skunked hunt.
View attachment 2054027

Friday's road trip hunt was to a multi site location-2 permission (depending on what side of the road)but all are within eye shot of each other 1200ft.
I stopped at the first field and the first signal-A nice square framed Sash Buckle-was this the kiss of death for the site?
Dug a part of a bridal bit
View attachment 2054030

Kind of as I dug a few targets-few late Victorian pieces.
So off to see the permission-was the worked field planted-nope!
Got back-worked? :laughing7: Not really-just a strip 2 discs wide 40ft to the back of the first field-the rest was liquid manure-now a little $hit isn't going to scare this guy off-it was 95% dried up
Just stay out of the black zones-nasty digging in those-boot scrapping after.
View attachment 2054031
So I headed for the raise in the field, (where the tractor maks end on the right) to be rewarded with a 1842 Bank of Montreal Token-a few other things.
I love it when they fall off the dirt-I always know it's a fine keeper. View attachment 2054032


One real deep piece of copper. It wasn't any real winner-be impressive depth.

So back down to the road part of the field-nothing too great.
A button

I got bored quickly-so I thought maybe the postal station site-across the way-still in corn stalks-but I have hit this 3 times on previous trips.
Well hello there Mr Token
Scuffed the stalks away and there it lay-easy retrieval-got to love it!
View attachment 2054045

Then a piece of cufflink? Enamel-cloisonne perhaps-an old period piece.
View attachment 2054046

The next signal was a nice suspender frame.

Wow! Close by was this 85-dug-still 85-dug and down I went-had to be iron/can slaw-well-well-well looks here-Nice!
For the locked on # of 85-depth-nothing but impressive to say the least

Then I popped another bit of bling looking item.

I figured I'd kill the rest of the hunt with the easy-back across the road to the bean site-20 acre field 900'x900'
3 sites (iron patches) maps says 3-but they could be houses or barns. :dontknow:
Walked out to the furthest point where I thought there might be #3 site-750' NE
Yup iron-steady-no non ferrous-iron and lots of it.
Then to popped a -say what looks like a ram rod holder?
Sweet!

Next signal #2 holder

#3 Trigger guard! :hello2::headbang: OK this could be the makings of a gun.

Next was the barrel-My first one!


So I threw up a "What is it" for the gun parts.
Missing some parts-so another road trip might be in short order. (Things like this rent space in the head)

Well this well winded-so I'll keep it short-ya right.
Excited at getting out and about-getting a first-getting a road trip in-it was a good therapy day.
Thanks for looking.
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Will insert edit update later.
Sorry for the delay
Excellent post with great detail..
Congratulations on dialing in the new Deus2
Well Done
 
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pepperj

pepperj

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Looks like a great hunt! I love, love, love that heel plate! Congrats!
Thank you so much.
You have great taste in finds.😊
We must be of the same digging blood.
I fully agree on the heel plate.
I have only found 1 other complete plate 14 yrs ago.
I have found a steel horseshoe type as well.
This one is well received, and a keeper in my book.
Here is a clean looking picture.
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