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  Unexspected 1800s relic
Posted by: Neodetectorist - 02-19-2019, 11:44 AM - Forum: Finds - Replies (2)

I got out today and need help IDing 
First is the large thing with a ball on the end.
Looks like a handle?
Hollow.
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Next is this 2 hole button. It looks like it has a silver wash to it.
Can anyone ID the symbols?
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And then this toy tractor. It has No. 51 on the bottom.
Any idea of age and who made it?
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Also found a 41 and a 56D wheatie and an iron buckle.
Thanks

Update: The brass thing with a ball has been ID'd as an 1800s horse hames top. 

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  My oldest coin yet and a merc
Posted by: CDog25 - 02-17-2019, 11:07 PM - Forum: Finds - Replies (5)

   
The weather was finally sunny and in the upper 30s so I thought I would head out to the same area I have been detecting most of 2019. So far this site has given up 5 silvers, 1 IHP, and several wheaties.  

After about an hour and a half, I had about 25 newer coins and 2 wheaties. Just before dark, the T2 was reading a solid 76, so I dug and out came an 1891 indian head penny. This is the oldest coin I have ever dug. A few minutes later, I got a jumpy signal that would give me a vdi of 86 if I just slightly moved my coil back and forth a few inches. Out popped a 1918 Mercury dime.

This site just keeps producing and this year has started out great. This merc is silver number 10 since the beginning of the year. Thanks for looking and the best of luck to my fellow detectorists.

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  A couple of relics and older coins
Posted by: Neodetectorist - 02-17-2019, 09:38 PM - Forum: Finds - Replies (1)

Not a great weekend but saved some history.
First was a Coro Pendant. It has seen better days but learned about Coro Jewlery.
Company was in business from 1901 to 1970.
Not sure how old this piece is though.
2nd piece is a vintage Brownie pin. Also, had a rough life.
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The other finds were a 1941 and a 1952 Jefferson nickel and a 1957D wheatie.

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  First, sweet silver quarter of 2019...
Posted by: digger27 - 02-17-2019, 01:14 PM - Forum: Finds - Replies (12)

In a neighbor's lawn I have searched a million times.
A one way hit, a few higher numbers in the 30's but still jumping up and down a lot.
Typical masking issues I just have to deal with...that's why I got the Nox.

On this one it was the tone.
Sweet sounding short one that repeated if I came at it from one really specific direction.
Something in that tone just made me dig it and I was rewarded.

I think the Nox and I are starting to gel.



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  Land ranger pro
Posted by: Brown dirt cowboy - 02-13-2019, 09:46 PM - Forum: Brands - Replies (7)

I ordered my landranger pro and a Garrett carot today! I went thru hunter gts Amazon shop!!only disappointing thing is I had been watching this for about 3 weeks it set at $236.00. Tax money hit the bank last night I log on to order and it had went up to $256.00  oh well still a great deal?

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  2nd Barber dime of the year
Posted by: CDog25 - 02-11-2019, 11:57 AM - Forum: Finds - Replies (6)

   
This last week has been brutally cold and though I tried to hunt a couple of times at lunch, I didnt last too long. People driving by probably thought I was a nut trying to detect in that weather. 
On Sunday, the weather warmed up enough to make it bearable to be out, so I decided to get out for a couple hours and do some detecting. I went back to the same one block section that I got permission on. I scored a 1906 barber dime, my second of the year and my second ever. In all, I found about 20 coins with most of them being newer class and zincs.

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  Possible gold
Posted by: Neodetectorist - 02-10-2019, 08:21 PM - Forum: Finds - Replies (4)

Possible Gold
I went out today. Ground still frozen in spots so hunted grassy ball field.

A little bit of clad and the usual ballpark trash and this earring. It hit Gold on the AT Pro.
It tested 10k.
I am not sure if the stones are CZ or diamond.
Close up of the earring shows no flaking as plated would.
What other tests can I make?


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I did the acid test for 10K gold
Strange thing is the post is not gold and is attracted to a magnet but the ball is not magnetic.

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  Howdy
Posted by: Brown dirt cowboy - 02-08-2019, 11:30 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (6)

Thanks for adding me I'm in southern Indiana. I'm retired I've had detectors for years never had time to get serious. Mostly used to find property markers and help friends find lost things.  My previous detectorswere a Bh 101,it died a peaceful death, now I have a Bh Gold digger. Seems to be a good machine!  But now I am ready to update. Will be buying a land ranger pro in a few weeks!!?

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  Great Chat Hunter
Posted by: Neodetectorist - 02-07-2019, 09:58 AM - Forum: General Metal Detecting Talk - Replies (3)

I hope some of you joined the chat that Hunter had with Tony on 2/6/2019.
It was awesome to put a face onto the hand Hunter LOL.
If you haven't watched, catch it on Tony's channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17H1LfcOFsE
It is well worth the watch.

"RAD JOB" you two

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  Funny thread...
Posted by: TheHunterGT - 02-06-2019, 03:43 PM - Forum: Brands - Replies (8)

A little fun rant post.  Big Grin   

So remember that Deteknix drama a few months back?

A member here was looking for advice on a detector purchase.   I pitched him FTP obviously, as that was who sponsored me at the time (and I still sell Teknetics).  

Since he WAS asking about Teknetics detectors (among others)....I figured it could be a slam dunk sale.  

However, other members jmaclen and Indian Head pitched him on detectors from Deteknix.  All good.  A little rude maybe as I WAS trying to land a sale since the dude WAS here asking about a Teknetics detector.  

The dude ended up buying a "Deteknix" Quest 40 or Pro...I can't remember.  He regretted it after hearing about the lawsuits and T2 ripoff...and was apologetic with no reason to be.   Buy whatever the heck ya want man...it's your money...not mine.   Unless I get commission LOL...then its mine too.  Tongue 

Sooooo...remember how Indian Head and jmaclen started defending Deteknix with how rad and savory they were?  Trying to spin the legal matters as no big deal?   Started bashing FTP with how they had button issues and no returned emails blah blah.   Like...why on Earth are you here if you hate First Texas and I am CLEARLY sponsored by them (at the time)???    

I posted this is probably not the forum for you if you want to vendor bash....especially since that vendor sponsors me (at the time).   Simple stuff even a child could understand.  You don't go into a sponsored forum and talk bad about the sponsor....while trumpeting a brand the sponsor sued...and won.   

Sooooo that's the funny part!!!   Deteknix (or Quest) is being sued a whopping 3rd time since being in the US.   They have now apparently pulled a Tesoro and closed shop.  Going one better by not answering any phone or email contacts from customers.   Even better yet...lead guy "Jason" has quit the company and flown back to China.   Most likely to continue ripping off other products in some capacity.

Link to a post on Friendly Forums below.   Sorry to be petty...but sometimes it is just too much fun.  Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin   

Note member "Sven" posting in link below...he was one of Deteknix shills similar to John Edmonton for Garrett.  (Shill meaning being paid behind the scenes or getting free product...but never admitting it.  Acting like a non-sponsor.  Deplorable.)  Even he seems to have come to the sad conclusion Deteknix sucks.

Even jmaclen tries to help by posting company info....but alas....Deteknix has ripped off others hard work since day one....and now packed up and went back to China after being exposed 3X.   

Excuse my language....but all of that is fucking hilarious for my dry sense of humor.  Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin    

Anyways...here is the link.   http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=269989

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