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1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: WV62
Date: June 17, 2011 09:35PM
In the past week I have watched (2) 1266x's and (1) 1270 go off on auction. From looking at the post all the machines were used, looked good and all just had the std. 8" coil. The two 1266x's went for $398 and $399 the 1270 went for $305. There is another 1266x going off in a few hours and it has bids and is setting at $380.

Just wondering why the 1266x's is going for higher dollars than the 1270?

Not saying one detector is better than the other but the 1266x is for sure a much older machine and you would think its end of life would be closer than the 1270.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
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Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: Woodchuck
Date: June 18, 2011 01:22AM
Yeah it was nice 1270!!!!



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Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: joe dirt_1
Date: June 18, 2011 05:48AM
Thats good money for a 1266. Last one I sold on the forums was in excellent shape. I bought it new in 1998 and I had the stock 8 inch coil and 11inch coils. sold it for 340.00 shipped with both coils.

Roger

Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: amcjavelin
Date: June 18, 2011 06:24AM
the 1266 has a staying power and is a legend in in the relic hunters mind, plus its prefered in balance and slightly lighter than the 1270 plus runs at 4.8khz which is better to find silver and copper with, personally i never used a 1266 and only going by what i've read but my experience with the 1270 was always been really good i always thought the 1270 was well balanced to me and was a deep machine as well, i think the 1270 and 1266 would be a great combo to have just because of the freq difference, i beleive one would find something the other missed!

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Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: WV62
Date: June 18, 2011 12:29PM
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amcjavelin
the 1266 has a staying power and is a legend in in the relic hunters mind, plus its prefered in balance and slightly lighter than the 1270 plus runs at 4.8khz which is better to find silver and copper with, personally i never used a 1266 and only going by what i've read but my experience with the 1270 was always been really good i always thought the 1270 was well balanced to me and was a deep machine as well, i think the 1270 and 1266 would be a great combo to have just because of the freq difference, i beleive one would find something the other missed!

You are right on with your information on both the 1266 and the 1270. Would like to hear more on this freq and how that works for different types of hunting. Also was wondering how the coils are interchangeable on the 2 machines with the difference in the frequencies?

I really never thought of going back over an area that I just worked with the 1270 and run the 1266 over it. I have both machines so I could give that a try.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: TheOtherLeggoHead
Date: June 18, 2011 06:08PM
$400 has been going rate for a clean 1266x. Some of the coils for the 1200 series are getting hard to find at a reasonable price. Still an incredible machine.

Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: amcjavelin
Date: June 18, 2011 06:35PM
well it is kind of funny you think about it the 1225x is i think 4.2khz the 1236x2 5.0 to 5.5khz varible, 1260 or 65 not sure of, 1266 4.8khz the 1270 8.2khz and the coils are interchangeble other than the 60 and 65 and i'm not sure about the 1235 either

Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: shooter
Date: June 18, 2011 07:38PM
Ive worked a few places with my 1270, first the 8" coil then then the 10.5dug everything above tin foil then this spring for lack of time and the site being close to the house went back with my F75 ltd and to tell you that 1270 didn't miss very much the few coins I did pick up were right next to the tabs.



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Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: Wile.E
Date: June 18, 2011 10:24PM
should the 1265x be mentioned here or not, just wondering.A machine to be mentioned among the ones being discussed.Have only been using for about 7 months and still have some to learn , but totally impressed with what have experienced.

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Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: WV62
Date: June 18, 2011 10:41PM
No problem with the 1265x, that was my first Fisher and a good one. As far as I am concerned the 1265x is just about the same machine as the 1266x. I know we were talking about coils, just like to add that the coils for the 65 will work on the 66.



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: M
Date: June 19, 2011 04:01PM
The 1266x is a legend.
Legendary status = money, even if perception has outstripped reality, a bit.

I'm a dyed-in-the-wool 1200 series man since my first when I was a teenager, and to this day, my go-to on all relics is a 1266x, but I'll freely admit that it's really no better than a higher end modern unit... but perception is reality and in the MD world, the 1266 has become a classic machine of those 'in the know'. You might see any schmuck with a much pricier Minelab, but see a man with a 1266, now there's a guy with credibility!

People will pay any price to convince themselves that they have some sort of edge over everyone else, regardless of the actual facts... (See: Long Range Locating)
I think a lot of the 1266's mojo is based on lore, especially considering what modern machines can do, but I'll tell you this. Save for a very few exceptins, there isn't a machine out there, past or present, that I would hesitate to stand my 1266x against in a relic finding competition.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2011 04:03PM by M.

Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: amcjavelin
Date: June 19, 2011 07:49PM
well i'll say one thing that the fisher 1200 series has made a name for itself and a impact on the metal detecting world thats for sure, probably the longest running models of any company with a track record thats proven over and over and even though that these great machines are considered old school they amogst one the most sought after by relic hunters

Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: M
Date: June 19, 2011 11:45PM
Price wise, good deals do come up.
Here's one sold on treaurenet a few months ago for $100 with two coils :surprised: :surprised:

http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=386644.0;imode

Granted, that was a screaming deal and if you hold your breath waiting for one of those you'll be waiting forever, but the old Fishers are mistakenly viewed by some people as 'outdated gear' without realizing it has carved out its own specialty niche and remains quite desirable. This is why you can occasionally find them used, or in pawn shops, for very low prices, relative to what they're bringing in 'prime market' ebay.

Matter of fact, the last MD I saw in a pawn shop was a 1265 priced at $175 and I'm sure you could've beaten him down a good bit further.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2011 11:48PM by M.

Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: joe dirt_1
Date: June 20, 2011 01:35PM
I know of a dealer who has a nice 1260x for sale for 250.00. It works fine and only flaw I could see on it was a good scratch on one side of the control box going through the Fisher logo.

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Re: 1270--1266x =$?
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: June 20, 2011 02:52PM
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M
Price wise, good deals do come up.
Here's one sold on treaurenet a few months ago for $100 with two coils :surprised: :surprised:

http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=386644.0;imode

Granted, that was a screaming deal and if you hold your breath waiting for one of those you'll be waiting forever, but the old Fishers are mistakenly viewed by some people as 'outdated gear' without realizing it has carved out its own specialty niche and remains quite desirable. This is why you can occasionally find them used, or in pawn shops, for very low prices, relative to what they're bringing in 'prime market' ebay.

Matter of fact, the last MD I saw in a pawn shop was a 1265 priced at $175 and I'm sure you could've beaten him down a good bit further.

Last summer my neighbor came walking across my front yard carrying a metal detector and ask, "Do You Want This" I said, "are you giving it to me"? "Yep"!
It was (is) a 1266, early version.

In an earlier post it was stated that $400.00 has been the going price for a 1266, but last year they were going for the low $300.00 price range. Seems they're is a new interest in the old model this year.

Mark



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