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  1. I returned to site 2 today, hoping nearly six months of experience with the Equinox would give me enough skill to make some additional finds. Park 2 allowed me to find three additional wheats cents, plus my first ever Barber half. It's a worn 1904, and it wasn't particularly deep.
  2. I believe the most I've ever found was a stack of seven clad quarters.
  3. I don't often find a teens Mercury dime in this kind of condition.
  4. I visited a site today where my Etrac has found a worn Mercury dime and some wheat cents in the past; but, it struggled with the trashy ground. I thought this might be a site where my Equinox could make some additional finds. I got a 1917 Mercury dime in outstanding condition, probably dropped close to 100 years ago, and two additional wheat cents from the 1930s.
  5. The Etrac is still my primary coin hunting machine, largely because of the highly accurate depth meter. My Equinox is used as a followup machine at sites where the Etrac has found silver coins. It is also my airline travel machine.
  6. Park 2, multi, sensitivity 25, IB 0
  7. I've had the Equinox for five months now. I think I'm up to eight silver coins with it so far, plus multiple Buffalo nickels. This has been a slow silver year for me, only 23 total, haven't been able to find any promising new sites plus the weather has been too hot to hunt much. Yesterday I ran the Equinox over a small 30' by 30' patch that I have previously pounded with the Etrac. Within minutes the Equinox found an eight inch deep wheat cent and a 1947 nickel at about the same depth. The eight inch deep wheat cent was a clear signal, albeit with reduced volume, and I was impressed with the find. The nickel was a strong signal. This machine loves nickels in Park 2.
  8. The mentality of such people is approximately: "Garrett is the best." Have you tried any other brand of metal detector and compared it to your Garrett? "No." Why not? "Because Garrett is the best."
  9. Bayard

    Pistol Dig & Help ID

    Rimfire ammunition (larger than .22) was commonly available and in production up until the start of WWII. The tooling to make the larger caliber rimfires was scrapped or discarded during the frenzy of war production during WWII. Demand for larger caliber rimfires was not great enough for the major ammunition factories to recreate the necessary production tooling after the war. I have a 1940s park near my home. Earlier this year I dug up a complete round of .32 Long Rimfire.
  10. The Equinox stock coil already offers better separation than an Etrac with a 6 inch coil.
  11. Bayard

    Pistol Dig & Help ID

    I believe that is a tip up Smith & Wesson .22, circa 1860s.
  12. Bayard

    Pistol Dig & Help ID

    This revolver is kind of interesting because it is styled to look like a top break, but, is actually a solid frame.
  13. Bayard

    Bucket Lister

    I suspect he's referring to a large cent.
  14. Bayard

    Equinox 6" Coil

    Is it possible to purchase an extra rod at the present time? When the big coil eventually comes out, I'd like to have an extra lower and upper rod, with the coil cable held down tight using a zip tie, for quick coil changes.