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Here I be Uncle Willy
Posted by: parrott
Date: April 12, 2010 01:28AM
I have used Garrett detectors over the many years... I still have an early non ADS VLF/TR coinhunter;
one of the first of the original groundhog line 15.8 kHz It was then advertised as a coin machine
until a few early pathfinders let it be known about its nugget hunting ability... at Quartzsite...and elewhere.

I still have one of the first Gold Stingers... about # 23(?) off the line... and I still have one of the first
"test" Infiniums and even one of the first "production" Infinums... I bought all of them...No gifts...

I even have a 250, but I can't get it back from one of my grandaughters.

Uncle Willy and I go back many years... I can vouch for him... he is one smart guy. He has been a true
friend for many years...

I will stop by occasionally and say... Howdy... Keep this forum rolling and friendly... no sour notes needed.

Jim Straight

Re: Here I be Uncle Willy
Posted by: bearkat4160
Date: April 12, 2010 01:43AM
Good to here from you Jim...another informative post from all that history in your head. Did you ever get to use that big 14" mono for the Infinium? thoughts on it if so?

Do you have one of those 4.5 coils for the Scorpion you could part with? I bet that is one crispy hot coil...:garrett:


Minelab GPX 5000, Garrett ATX, Whites GMT, Fisher Gold Bug II, Garrett GTI 2500, Infinium LS, Ace 250, Scorpion Gold Stinger, Garrett AT Gold.

Re: Here I be Uncle Willy
Posted by: PennyFinder
Date: April 12, 2010 03:18AM
Hi There Jim!
It's a pleasure to have you on board! You are one of my all time metal detecting mentors, I'm a big fan and love your books!

Kept my Au52 And Au2000 because of some earlier post you made.



Re: Here I be Uncle Willy
Posted by: PennyFinder
Date: April 12, 2010 03:31AM
Alan, Here is one for you buddy,NEW!:



Re: Here I be Uncle Willy
Posted by: metalhead
Date: April 12, 2010 03:31PM
Wow!:surprised:Great to see Jim Straight on here!:thumbup:I've read all of your books and articles(that I know of)and I certainly appreciate you sharing in your experiences with us fellow nugget shooters:detecting: That's funny, I have one of those old VLF/TR Groundhog Coinhunters. I have the Coinhunter BFO, too. It's fun to swing them around from time to time. Yeah, I got that Scorpion within the first year that it came out...91? Got that LS when it came out, too! Well, anyway, it is nice to see you on here and I feel I owe you a debt of gratitude for being such a good teacher. Thank you.:biggrin:Happy Hunting!:smile:

The only thing that I hate more than digging pulltabs is missing a gold ring!

Re: Here I be Uncle Willy
Posted by: Uncle Willy
Date: April 12, 2010 08:53PM
Jimbo my dear bud I'm so happy to see you here. I knew you have had a Scorpion since it came over on the Mayflower :smile: and your unlimited experience with it will sure be of help to we the less informed. Your knowledge and expertise as a miner, prospector, nuggetshooter, geologist, teacher, and author is legend and we're proud to have you and hope you will be a frequent visitor to our little group.. Thanks for coming.


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