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June 7, 2016

19th Century Three Cent Pieces

It’s been a good but crazy week after the Memorial Day holiday. I’m always happy to have so many great people come in the shop. They tell me their stories of recent finds, where they found things, which metal detector they were using, etc. I am usually most interested in the details of what the digital readings are on their display and the sound the detector made when they decided it was a good target to extract. I had the Read More

May 24, 2016

Toy Guns from the Past

Over the past several years that I’ve been metal detecting, I have come across a lot of toy guns. The gun I found last year seems to be in better condition than any of the other ones I have located.Often times, the guns break apart when removing them from the soil. I think a major factor is the soil type and the metal the gun is made from. Frequently, I have found them at private residences and a couple in farm fields and ... Read More

May 20, 2016

Giveaway Winner and Great Vintage Ring!

I have a different kind of story for you guys this time. I ran a giveaway last week to do something fun for International Metal Detecting Day which was on Saturday, May 14 th. I asked everyone to name their best metal detecting find. Boy, did I get some amazing entries from all kinds of people! I’m so grateful for the participation and stories as well as the incredible pictures of the finds.

The winner, ... Read More

May 16, 2016

Amazing WWI Ring Found

On Mother’s Day weekend I had an hour to go out for a quick hunt. Everybody was tied up, so I went by myself. I decided to go to a spot where I found 2 colonial coppers a few weeks ago. The area was a small patch of woods behind a few old houses. I was using the Garrett AT Pro again for this hunt. I found a nice WWII ... Read More

May 5, 2016

1787 Common Wealth of Massachusetts Coin Find

I go metal detecting with a group of seven guys who are customers from my storefront. We all get together for group hunts and sometimes they bring their friends along, so it turns out to be a fun and interesting hunt with many different personalities. I recently did a blog entitled Satisfied Customer Becomes Detecting Buddy about ... Read More

April 27, 2016

Hammered Cob Coin

I went out this past weekend metal detecting with my friend George. Just a reminder, I wrote a blog this January about his unbelievable 1652 Pine Tree Shilling find! We went out detecting in Southern Massachusetts at a spot that we’ve both previously found some early colonial coppers. This same spot is also where I found a handmade ... Read More

April 21, 2016

Therapy for the Shoulder and Metal Detecting

I’ve told people for years that metal detecting has all kinds of surprising benefits. You really will start to see your life improve in all kinds of ways. One of the great things that the hobby does is help those going through physical therapy. It acts as another way to get your body back the way it was so it can heal. I am not a medical doctor, however I do have a lot of experience working with the medical industry and have seen, ... Read More

April 7, 2016

Battlefield Ammunition:Musket Balls and Shot

I have been metal detecting for over 30 yrs. I have found a variety of musket balls in my time. I always wondered about the origin and history of such a find. My knowledge is weak in this area.I had a guest speaker come to the Silver City Treasure Seeker’s Metal Detecting Club last Friday by the name of Daniel Sivilich, who is the author of the book, “Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide”.I also purchased his book, ... Read More

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