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    I've got the "Steve's Detector Shafts" 1lb...

    I've got the "Steve's Detector Shafts" 1lb counterweight system on my Nox. It's been on there since the day I bought it. One day, I took it off and detecting without it, and made it about 10 steps...
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    Yeah they go bad. It might be cracked somewhere...

    Yeah they go bad. It might be cracked somewhere and getting moisture in it. Or the cable might be going bad too.
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    Yeah Darren, he's a FIB like me and Don. :lol:...

    Yeah Darren, he's a FIB like me and Don. :lol:
    You know Fine Illinois Boy ;) :hystericallaugh:
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    Do those documents reference old trading posts...

    Do those documents reference old trading posts near forts?
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    Hey!! Joe!!! :waving: It was good to talk to you....

    Hey!! Joe!!! :waving: It was good to talk to you. I hadn't heard from ya in a while. And we could've talked for another hour or two with all of the catching up to do!
    No, no, no! Resurrect away my...
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    You must not be detecting in the right type of...

    You must not be detecting in the right type of places Drew. 🤣🤣

    You ended 2020 strong Darren!
    Congrats on all of the great finds that you made last year.

    And yes, in this hobby, time is the...
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    Wow! I'm amazed at how well the cannonball came...

    Wow! I'm amazed at how well the cannonball came out! That's pretty!:loveit:
    Sweet hunt Dan!
    Congrats! :grin:
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    I don't claim to be some kind of expert on...

    I don't claim to be some kind of expert on bullets but those look kinda modern to me. They remind me of some muzzle loader ammo I've seen before. The second one from the left on the bottom row looks...
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    Don't ya just love those English hallmarks! They...

    Don't ya just love those English hallmarks! They make is so much easier to date them. And in return helps us date the sites we're hunting.
    Sweet find Jeff!
    Congrats!:grin:
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    I'll take a Barber quarter anytime, any way, and...

    I'll take a Barber quarter anytime, any way, and in any weather! Sweet find!
    Congrats! :grin:
  11. I could be wrong, but here's my theory on why...

    I could be wrong, but here's my theory on why these coins that are trapped under concrete get so corroded. I believe it from the lime and chloride and other chemicals that are in the concrete,...
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    Pretty cool Dave! The shield side reminds me of...

    Pretty cool Dave!
    The shield side reminds me of one of the state coppers. Jersey? IDK. :lol:
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    Wow! Whata find! Congrats! They don't come...

    Wow! Whata find!
    Congrats!
    They don't come around too often, but I love those heart thumping finds too! :shocked04:
  14. This ain't no beauty contest! And she's a winner...

    This ain't no beauty contest! And she's a winner man!
    Congrats on knocking that one of the wishlist!
    I have to agree, you are having one heck of a year!
    Keep after it! Still got 2 months and some...
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    Very cool Dave! Ain't it amazing how these...

    Very cool Dave!
    Ain't it amazing how these medieval period coins are so thin that they can break in your hands, or in your pocket!
    Great save my man!
    Congrats on your new oldest! :grin:
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    :lol: Me too! How about Toucan Sam and his...

    :lol: Me too!

    How about Toucan Sam and his nephews?68528
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    Very nice! Congrats! :grin: My guess is it was...

    Very nice!
    Congrats! :grin:
    My guess is it was attached to a leather strap and then to a pocket watch.
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    Thanks Jeff! I'm glad I got the chance to post...

    Thanks Jeff! I'm glad I got the chance to post one!:yes: :lol: I wasn't expecting that!
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    Thanks George!! So pretty in so many ways!...

    Thanks George!! So pretty in so many ways! :loveit:


    Thanks Darren!:thumbsup02: Yep, I never would've guessed that it would even be a coin! Let alone a bucketlister!:happydance01:


    Thanks...
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    Thanks Don! I'm not complaining! :lol: Its one...

    Thanks Don! I'm not complaining! :lol:
    Its one of my new favorites!:thumbsup02:
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    Third Bucketlister of the Year!

    I met up with a fellow detectorists yesterday almost 3 hours south of me for a hunt. We found a street tear out in town while driving around. I was detecting in front of a very old church where the...
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    Yeah, I'm late to the party too. But this find...

    Yeah, I'm late to the party too. But this find deserves some recognition!
    Stunner of a find Todd! I bet that was the last thing you were suspecting to pop out of the plug at a cellar hole huh!...
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    Nice Dave! They look great all displayed like...

    Nice Dave! They look great all displayed like that! You even got a few of the nice display stands.:thumbsup01:
    Lots of different variations in shape, style, design in a 500 year window huh....
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    Welcome to the forum from another...

    Welcome to the forum from another Illinoisan!:waving:
    And welcome to the addiction! :cheesysmile:
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    Wow! That's sharp! Congrats!:congrats: A...

    Wow! That's sharp!
    Congrats!:congrats:
    A wishlister for me too.
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