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antique Fisher M scope
Posted by: jeep hunt
Date: August 12, 2016 10:03AM
I have a m scope two box and would like to know what it's worth and how to get in touch with collectors who might want to purchase it

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Re: antique Fisher M scope
Posted by: Old California
Date: August 13, 2016 10:59PM
Hello Jeep hunt,

You're at the right forum to find a collector, most collectors visit this forum.

The problem with vintage two boxes, are shipping fees. Especially, When both handles are shipped separately adding additional expenses.

That doesn't mean collectors will not buy the two box, if the price is right and includes both handles you'll find a buyer. Plus, Depending on the collector. Are they after the older wooden models or the later metal box type?

Easily $100 to $120 bucks, but this may include shipping. After deducting shipping fees, you may not have much left over to make it worth while.

Being a collector, that's what I've seen from past 2-box transactions. Have purchased a few myself, aways paid an arm and leg for shipping and usually the seller didn't get much for the unit itself.

Good luck
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

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Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
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Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
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Re: antique Fisher M scope
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: August 14, 2016 06:11PM
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Old California
.... $100 to $120 bucks,....

Paul, good to hear from you. I've seen some of these vintage fisher 2 box units go for less than that. And others that get no bids at all.

Those are actually fairly common (relatively speaking , and per the # of collectors that exist ). Those show up from time to time on ebay, flea markets, etc... Fisher sold a lot of them. Unless you were talking one that could conclusively be shown to be from their first few years of operation (pre WWII era ). And I see you covered that question when you asked if it was the "older wooden" models. But even those went into the post WWII years, so I think the ones that would command the most , would be the ones you could conclusively ID as their earliest issues (1931, 1932, 1933, etc...).

A fellow in our club , back in the early 1990s, picked up a wooden one up at a flea market some something like $10 . Just as a curiosity item. It was wood. And it had some paperwork still in the box (like a sales receipt I believe) that dated it to the early 1950s.

Thus there was no shortage of 2-box units sold . But there were very few machines capable of finding individual coins back in the 1950s. Thus THOSE are the ones I'd really like to see and collect :)

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Re: antique Fisher M scope
Posted by: Old California
Date: August 15, 2016 11:54AM
Tom, Good to hear from you.

These old wooden two boxes are a treat to hold, only are near impossible to bring back to life. I've never been able to get one going, battery's are impossible to find and even went as far to making my own once but still couldn't get the two box going. Some used a combination of 45 and 67.5 volt setup, and that was for each box.

Still have and use current models, these are always reliable. But it would be neat to have one working old Fisher Scope two box. Maybe someday, that is on my bucket list.

Take care Tom,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

Re: antique Fisher M scope
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: August 15, 2016 01:00PM
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Old California
Tom, Good to hear from you.

These old wooden two boxes are a treat to hold, only are near impossible to bring back to life. I've never been able to get one going, battery's are impossible to find and even went as far to making my own once but still couldn't get the two box going. Some used a combination of 45 and 67.5 volt setup, and that was for each box.

Still have and use current models, these are always reliable. But it would be neat to have one working old Fisher Scope two box. Maybe someday, that is on my bucket list.

Take care Tom,
Paul

Yes, you have a great collection. Hopefully you will put it in your will, for your next-of-kin to pass to Fishers own in-house museum .

Not sure whether Fisher still has that in their current lobby. But they used to house various vintage machines (not only their own, but also those of other companies). Also Kelly-co has a museum. While most of it is dedicated to objects/goodies md'rs have found over the years, yet some of the displays are themed with vintage machines.

Do any of your 2-box Fishers date to pre WWII 1930s ?

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Re: antique Fisher M scope
Posted by: Old California
Date: August 15, 2016 10:43PM
Hello Tom,

My earliest Fisher Scope two Box is late 40's to late 50's. Hard to pin a date on the old wooden boxes, surely not pre-WW II that I know.

They stopped making 67.5 volt battery packs recently, but someone came up with a modified version same style and size battery pack using 9-volt batteries in series. Works great with my early White's 60's BFO GoldMaster and early Fisher Scope 60's T-10.

Made a decent fine today, I'll post it on the metal detecting forum soon. Maybe you or others can ID it.

Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

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