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Tell us how long you been Metal Detecting

Rick(ND)

Well-known member
Started in 1973 with a Getco and soon bought a Coinmaster 3 I believe it was as it was a all metal detector so I learned to listen to everything metal. At that time I did find some nice gold rings as there was no disc and that has helped me to do very well. First place was a very old park that was told it was worked out and still go there yet when I can and where I got most seated coins and also 2 very nice barber halfs. Got 2 barber dime a 1894 and a 1895 O dimes that were very nice condition to pay for more detectors. I got a 1875 H Canada dime that was a good one, so this hobby has done great for me.

Rick
 

HanoverDigger

Well-known member
37 years for me. Brother and I Started off renting a detector to see if I liked it. After he found (I dug it up) a fully intact Schenkle shell, that's all it took! Got a discount on a Nautilus detector and that was the start of my relic hunting career!
 

Wild Willy

Well-known member
Bought my first detector in June of 1974 (49 years ago) from Cooks Appliance Repair in Albany, Georgia. It was a Whites but cannot remember the model. I've had over 50 detectors since then. Always looking for something better. I found a lot but wasted a lot of money.
 

Mark ( ohio )

Well-known member
Bought my first detector in June of 1974 (49 years ago) from Cooks Appliance Repair in Albany, Georgia. It was a Whites but cannot remember the model. I've had over 50 detectors since then. Always looking for something better. I found a lot but wasted a lot of money.
WW... your last sentence says it all and couldn't be more truthful... Certainly my case for sure.
 

WV62

Well-known member
Started trying to detect in 1973 at the age of 25, and my age now is 75. Still swing a E-Trac and if I can keep it running it will be my last. Lots of good interesting times.

Help for chasia that would be 61 years of detecting, NICE, sorry I can't help with getting up from the ground. LOL

Ron in WV
 

ronaldj2

Well-known member
My first time detecting was in 76 at age 10 . My cousin had a radio shack brand detector. Found lots and lots of pop tops and some coins. Then I didnt detect until I was about 24 . Been at it ever since. I love getting out in the woods and doing old colonial homesteads. Using Equinox 800 now.
 

bigchuckinva

Active member
55 Years , Started Hunting Father at Age of 6 in 1969. Dug Tones Relics up in V.A. I just Laugh in today hobby when today's hunters. Bitch about machines weight, Disc and other useless options. Todays, Hunters would last one day digging in Old Days!!!!!!!!!!!.
 

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fwcrawford

Well-known member
I guess I am considered a newbie after seeing how long others have been in this hobby, but I have been at is since 2006.
A co worker was talking about getting a metal detector and that sparked my interest in trying.
It has been a very enjoyable hobby and I have found many things I never dreamed of finding.
Like another poster mentioned, I wish I had started when I was much younger.
When I was about 8, we moved to a house in town and I actually found a civil war bullet just playing in the dirt…. Did not realize until I got into the hobby that all that area was an encampment during the Civil War… now all I can do is imagine what else was in that yard!!
 

Odanscoils

Well-known member
I guess I am considered a newbie after seeing how long others have been in this hobby, but I have been at is since 2006.
A co worker was talking about getting a metal detector and that sparked my interest in trying.
It has been a very enjoyable hobby and I have found many things I never dreamed of finding.
Like another poster mentioned, I wish I had started when I was much younger.
When I was about 8, we moved to a house in town and I actually found a civil war bullet just playing in the dirt…. Did not realize until I got into the hobby that all that area was an encampment during the Civil War… now all I can do is imagine what else was in that yard!!
Ever tried going back and ask permission ?
 
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