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Joel

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About Joel

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  • Location:
    Black Hills of SD
  • Interests:
    Metal detecting, drone flying, photography.
  • Gear Used:
    ML Equinox 800, Xterra 705, Whites MX sport, trx pin pointer.
  1. Gerry, Interesting, informative and revealing. Thanks for your post.
  2. I found another image that looks like a good match (bottom image) also appears to be a tapered octogonal barrel. I have included the description from the original Pinterest site for the bottom pistol shown. B) Made circa 1870s-1880s. Standard markings and features, with "F.A. Ware Boston" inscribed on the backstrap, matching numbers and smooth bird's head grips. BBL: 2 1/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 38 RF Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Maybe this will get you closer to identification. Good luck.
  3. Gerry, Excellent idea. I have added my responses to yours and kac's questions from the previous post you mentioned. Gerry, Well that was interesting. The TRX would respond intermittently about an 1/8" from tip at highest setting. The F-pulse did not pick it up at all. I then brought out the EQ800 and could not get a good signal in any setting (air test) sensitivity was only at 10 due to being inside the house (did do noise cancel). I was using the wife's stud earring only, no backing piece. Kac, I tried the tip and along the sides of the F pulse with no luck. I did try it on other gold earrings & rings and got good results? I also have a Gold Digger Land or Sea model which also did not register. Maybe it has stainless steel as a base metal? In normal usage the TRX gives me good depth and accuracy. Update: I did some more experimenting with the EQ800. I moved to another room bumped the sensitivity up to 15 and it would detect the original stud in Park 2, Gold 1 & best signal in Gold 2 mode.
  4. Kac, I tried the tip and along the sides of the F pulse with no luck. I did try it on other gold earrings & rings and got good results? I also have a Gold Digger Land or Sea model which also did not register. Maybe it has stainless steel as a base metal? In normal usage the TRX gives me good depth and accuracy. Update: I did some more experimenting with the EQ800. I moved to another room bumped the sensitivity up to 15 and it would detect the original stud in Park 2, Gold 1 & best signal in Gold 2 mode.
  5. Gerry, Well that was interesting. The TRX would respond intermittently about an 1/8" from tip at highest setting. The F-pulse did not pick it up at all. I then brought out the EQ800 and could not get a good signal in any setting (air test) sensitivity was only at 10 due to being inside the house (did do noise cancel). I was using the wife's stud earring only, no backing piece.
  6. Gerry, Since you brought it up, which pinpointer do you recommend? I currently use a Whites TRX & Fisher F-pulse. I always respect your comments & appreciate your helpful knowledge based responses. Thanks!
  7. A unique & interesting find. A case of right place at the right time. It looks like a boot or vest pocket gun to me. I uploaded a couple of similar images. Great find.
  8. Interesting & informative. I always GB & this just helped make the point why it can't hurt. Thanks for the video.
  9. Gerry, I found this one in May of 2018 with my Equinox 800.
  10. 2019 was a good year for me. I was able to retire in June and spend more time detecting. I also obtained permission to a 1800's private home site. My favorite 3 coins were a 1890 "V" nickel ( one of four, 1892, 1904 & 1910 also) a 1891 Indian Head Penny and a 1914 Buffalo Head Nickel.
  11. Very nice. I really like finding nickels. I found my first ever V nickels this summer. Congratulations.
  12. Joe, It looks like we're covering the gamut. Chase, I'm not on FB, so if you want to post it that would be great.
  13. Steve, That covers a lot of ground. This may remain a mystery and will always be interesting. Thanks again for your efforts.
  14. Kac, You're guess is as good as any at this time. I was leaning towards military because of the two eagle heads st the top. Also it measures 2.25" tall. Thanks for your input.
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