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White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: May 03, 2017 07:02PM
I just re-aquired a White's Eagle2 sl 90 ..from a new friend of mine who went way out of his way to help me get ahold of this (yes, i know couple of decades out of production) Eagle to replace the one I had stolen from me years ago..

Anyway , I thought i'd give it a spin in my little yard on our house that was built in 1909...and see what my new at pro may have missed...after a few pretty good slow hunts w the atp....and the standard dd coil..

Maybe it is that I'm just so used to the older White's machines or I am just not %100 proficient with a different brand, and a whole different generation of technology....
Using the standard coin and jewelry program ,sensitivity on 7 and using the 9.5 concentric coil and in about an hour i found
One clad quarter (buried on edge) one 1950 wheat penny (also on edge)
Couple clad dimes and some clad pennies...
And a. 1922 Pittsburg Railway Company " GOOD FOR ONE FARE" Token...

Not too darn bad for a machine that was, imop. Way ahead of it's time.
HH



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.




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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: May 04, 2017 06:04AM
The 89 version was the first Whites metal detector I bought. It was, and still is, if you can find one, an excellent coin and relic hunting machine. Good luck!



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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: May 04, 2017 10:58PM
I'm. With you.....this one may actually bexthe '89 version....it only has three modes.
And is different than my first one. That had. The three ,coin and jewelry, prospecting, and beach hunting and user 1 and user 2
Custom programs and the mixed mode audio tones...
Although this one only has the.three modes and not that awesome audio tone i.d.
It still works just as good as the one i used to have...
And , like you, i found some of my best finds ever with my first one..
So i know you are right....it is an awesome detector for as old as it is!
HH. And thanks!



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: donl98632
Date: May 05, 2017 09:22PM
The Eagle 2 SL 90 has the following programs:

CJ Coin & Jewelry
PP Prospecting & Relic
BH Beach Hunting
CH Competition Hunting
U1 User 1 Program
U2 User 2 Program

As far as I am concerned any of the Eagle 2's are great detectors, and the fact that many of these are still functioning is a tribute to how well made these detectors are. I often use my Eagle 2 SL 90 and have had great success with it.

Don

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Your lucky to have one.. Wish I still had my Eagle Sl and Eagle Sl 90
Posted by: Elton
Date: May 06, 2017 09:55AM
Both were very nice dependable detectors that found the goodies.... It may have been year related, but I overall fond more silver with those two detectors than any others..



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Re: Your lucky to have one.. Wish I still had my Eagle Sl and Eagle Sl 90
Posted by: Flintstone
Date: May 06, 2017 01:45PM
I had a 89" Eagle and sold it. Missed it so bad I got me a 90" Eagle and still have it. I have a new Deus and still use my Eagle 11 sl bout as much. I don't know but I liked the 89 sl better than my 90" but it still looks very nice for a old detector.

Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: May 07, 2017 11:06AM
Nice finds there HaloEffect426!

I dug a LOT of silver with my Eagle2 SL89. I remember how excited I was when I traded my Eagle2 in on it! I loved the fact that it had an arm rest. It was a lot easier on my shoulder and forearm. It took me a while to find it but as I recall it did have Tone ID - no where near the sophistication and flexibilty of the V3i that I now swing. Because of all of my good finds with the SL 89, my old hunting buddy the late Burlessen James, who was still using the Eagle2, traded his Eagle 2 in on the SL90 just to try to keep up with me hahaha.

I agree with you HaloEffect426, the SL89 and SL90 WILL get the goods! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: May 17, 2017 11:52PM
Thanks, Blind Squirrel!
I know you are right... After picking up a pin pointer for an extra helper...i will be saving
Up for the five mode Eagle2 sl '90 with the audio.....just because!
It may take me awhile to find a good one but that's OK.....
I know Whites broke the mold when they made the eagles....i have no doubt!
HH.....my friend.
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Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: May 17, 2017 11:59PM
Don,
I know you are right.....with the programs.....and THAT is the version. I will be on the hunt for.....
I gotta get a pin pointer first though....its been slowing me down without one!
Anyway....on my first eagle i modified the user1 program from the coin and jewelry. Original.

And the.next. DAY ...i found a ten carrot wedding band..(notch accepted numbrs from 40to 47....i think)
So .....i will stumble across one.....eventually
HH



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: May 18, 2017 09:58AM
Howdy HaloEffect426--

Since you have been swinging a coil since 1974, I'm sure that you could tell a story or 2 about your successful hunts! Those were the days! It wasn't unusual to come home from a hunt with 10 to 15 silver coins and other goodies. I remember in the late 1980's hunting old "oil-camps" which were the equivalent of a modern day ghost town. Typically they were communities of about 50 home sites - sidewalks and foundations were all that remained. One such camp comes to mind. There were still 2 occupied homes ,each had a crabby old man in their late 80's that were former employees of the oil company. In the past , they said that if they saw someone with a detector there they would run them off and that I was the first person to ask for permission which was granted to me and Burlesson James. That camp was active from the late 1930's to the early 1950's so mercs, Barbers and Indians were common finds. We also dug quite a few WW2 relics - Navy Wings, Bambardier wings etc. I also dug my one and only silver dollar there - a 1921-S Morgan. I still go back there every now and then but I'm lucky to get a Wheat Cent. We pretty much cleaned it out with the Sl89 & SL90. Thanks HaloEfect426 for taking me for a stroll down memory lane! I hope that you find a good SL90! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: May 20, 2017 06:21PM
I loved my Whites Eagle SL II 90 as well. The last generation with the 950 loop and black box. They weren't that good on wet salt beaches though :( But on land, they were very versatile. I loved the ability to "key-down" while in disc. mode. It was like going from a large to a small coil with the click of the trigger.

The only reason I switched out the Eagle was because they eventually became "dated" in regards to the depth that newer machines were achieving.

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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: slingshot
Date: May 21, 2017 08:01PM
Just gotta ask. My hometown, Pittsburg, Texas is one of the few that spell it that way. Any indication of the state? Thanks.

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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: May 25, 2017 10:27PM
Slingshot,
Funny you mention that.....It never even crossed my mind with the spelling of the town!
I made an assumption that it was from Pennsylvania...i really don't know.
I did see quite a few of the same tokens for sale on the FLEA bay though. LoL!

It was kinda cool finding it in my yard...since I live in western Indiana though...
HH



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: May 25, 2017 10:38PM
Blind Squirrel
Wow, that is a very cool story bout the oil towns....interesting...AWESOME that you actually dug up a morgan dollar! That's. One on me.( never dug up a silver dollar!!! Bet you were stoked!))and your welcome for the memory trip!
It is something I have to keep in mind while I coin shoot today...
Those days of raking in five or more mercs..roosys...barbers. In one days hunt.. Etc... Are far and few between..



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: May 25, 2017 10:48PM
Also, I just realized i spelled it wrong after looking at my own post and picture
On the token it is spelled.
PITTSBURGH......and not PITTSBURG....like I originally posted So now i guess i need to look
Into it further. ( it's actual state of origin and usage)
Thank you for bringing up this point!! Im glad you brought this up!
HH



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

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