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#51 2012-08-20 08:24:14

Eureka Moments
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Re: Buying a 2nd Hand Metal Detector

Here's some detectors from the olden days.

2939_80s_detectors.jpg
2939_80s_whites.jpg
2939_80s_dick_smith.jpg

Source: Australian Gem and Treasure Hunter Year Book, 1980


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#52 2012-08-20 09:06:31

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Re: Buying a 2nd Hand Metal Detector

Gardiner Treasuretron C Model  up to 36" coil???!!!!

Wouldn't get far in the bush with that one. Maybe it was designed for when you'd follow behind a grader, then use it as a hoola-hoop to celebrate your finds back at camp?  lol


The woolgrower's target shall be the good thriving of his flock and its pastures, and so of himself and those whose livelihoods depend on his enterprise.
"The Woolgrower's Companion", 1906.

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#53 2012-09-07 03:35:31

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Re: Buying a 2nd Hand Metal Detector

This MIGHT be a good machine to investigate buying. I do not know the seller or anything about the detector regarding condition etc. If you are interested I strongly suggest ringing the seller and having a chat first as their listing says.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Metal-Detect … 2a2275c35b

It is a Minelab GP "Extreme" Pulse Induction. It is the next model released after the SD2200d and is not a bad detector for finding nuggets. The incredibly crappy pics show (I think) A GP Extreme Control Box, 11" DD coil, AC battery charger, battery harness. The yellow thing is probably a signal enhancer (amplifier). Cant see the battery but the original for this model is a metal "brick" type. There are much better battery stups that can be bought from places like coiltek using camcorder-type batteries so battery type and condition isnt important.
It has an older type control box cover which may have been fitted when new. This is a good thing cos a box cover saves heaps of wear and tear. However there will be scratches on the control box feet as they stick through this type of cover (silly design but only miniscule issue).

The Coil should be ok. Modern coils by Coiltek and Nuggetfinder are good coil brands to suit that you can buy to improve performance.

Ask for the serial number (its on a sticker under the control box). That way you can check with Minelab to see if its stolen. If its unreadable it means its either hot or not had a cover on it.
Ask where its been used, how often and what they've found. Generally the less nuggets found with it the better condition it will be in. Ask what is the smallest item they have found or the deepest hole they have dug to get a target. Doesnt have to be gold.
If you buy ask to have all items especially the control box bubble wrapped and marked fragile for postage.

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#54 2016-12-06 05:45:36

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Re: Buying a 2nd Hand Metal Detector

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#55 2016-12-07 04:42:02

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Re: Buying a 2nd Hand Metal Detector

May be he is not a spammer...
Give a chance

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