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January 01, 2019 12:23AM avatar
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Monte
I wasn't sure who it was that Gary had referred to, keeping the name out of his book. Joe was one of the good guys who enjoyed detecting and, as both a Dealer and a dedicated detectorist, he really enjoyed his White's models.

I tried a few of the earlier models from the latter '80s that were factory hip-mountable, but of them it was a White's 6000 D Series 2 or Series 3 that I liked the best, but they were better for urban hunting which, at the time, I was doing very little of compared to hitting 'Twin Flats' Utah and the other towns and homesteads on over into Nevada, or up into Wyoming. A hip mounted detector just didn't make friends very well with all of the sage brush, dense weedy growth and building rubble in most of the places.

When I bought the choice condition Mark I Ltd. several months back, the fellow sent two of them to me to choose between. One was set up for hip-mounting with the rings on the corners of the housing. It didn't use a platform, but was suspended with a strap around you neck, and the controls were worked with your off-hand while the hand you favor worked the rod and search coil. Both were in very nice condition, but I didn't care for the off-side mounted version and only had enough pocket carry from another detector sale to buy one of them. I took the standard version.

George Payne brought the detecting world the CoinComputer 8500 and 9000 with visual Target ID, and then he incorporated the 'B' versions which featured audio Tone ID. Then there was the Mark I Ltd. with the very slow-motion performance and very functional visual and tone features. Both of those I had to select from were manufactured in 1986. Here it is, 32 years later (or 33 years in just an hour or so), and this unit looks great and performs just the way they used to.

Monte

Hey Monte,

That would be the hip-mount version. The D-rings on the back corners allowed you to hook up a camera type strap to it and have it right there on your chest. The after-market hipmount kit I had allow the housing to be cradled in a U shaped holder with a tab that slid behind your belt on either the left or right hip. It held the housing somewhat flat so you had full view of the Target ID meter and the controls.

Your comment on the wires hanging up in the brush, weeds and branches is so true and I can see why you were/are so pleased with the Tesoro's. So light in hand and in a league of their own in those places you like to hunt like twin flats.

As for the Mark 1 you have, I think you make the WISE choice with the standard configuration. And in such nice condition. A lucky find on your part. I suspect it will go quickly when word gets out.

Rich (Utah)

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/2019 12:24AM by Rich (Utah).
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confused smiley Have you tested your detector(s) for Silver Coin Cache detection?

Monte 419 December 23, 2018 06:00AM

Re: confused smiley Have you tested your detector(s) for Silver Coin Cache detection?

Druid 63 February 13, 2019 08:01PM

Drew, detector tests on Silver stacks, and for WTHO's.

Monte 77 February 14, 2019 11:13AM

Re: Drew, detector tests on Silver stacks, and for WTHO's.

Druid 67 February 14, 2019 11:20AM

White's 6.59 kHz search coil favorites.

Monte 75 February 14, 2019 01:04PM

Re: confused smiley Have you tested your detector(s) for Silver Coin Cache detection?

SvenS 148 January 20, 2019 10:00PM

Re: confused smiley Have you tested your detector(s) for Silver Coin Cache detection?

Onearmwilly 153 January 19, 2019 01:41PM

Jason, 'Thank You' for contributing the results you had.

Monte 148 January 19, 2019 06:14PM

Re: Jason, 'Thank You' for contributing the results you had.

Onearmwilly 105 January 21, 2019 08:47PM

I have also tested quantities of coins in Jars, Boxes and Bags.

Monte 140 January 22, 2019 05:51AM

Re: confused smiley Have you tested your detector(s) for Silver Coin Cache detection?

Remfire 166 January 01, 2019 05:29PM

Roger, 'Thank You' for the test reply.

Monte 149 January 01, 2019 09:40PM

Re: Roger, 'Thank You' for the test reply.

Remfire 146 January 02, 2019 12:16AM

Re: confused smiley Have you tested your detector(s) for Silver Coin Cache detection?

Rich (Utah) 142 January 01, 2019 06:40PM

Is It All About Recovery Speed? Here are my Silver Cache EQ800 results.

Rich (Utah) 258 December 26, 2018 02:10AM

► INFORMATIVE READ: Rich's results with an Equinox 800.

Monte 227 December 29, 2018 04:33AM

► Monte's results with his 9 different models.

Monte 189 December 29, 2018 11:36AM

Re: ► Monte's results with his 9 different models.

RickUK 157 December 31, 2018 06:42AM

A few of my Test Details -

Rich (Utah) 162 December 29, 2018 07:36PM

Rich(Utah), here are the results of a Teknetics test a fellow asked for.

Monte 154 December 30, 2018 06:59PM

Teknetics Mark 1 results . . . .

Rich (Utah) 150 December 31, 2018 08:15PM

Rich(Utah), 'Thank You' for the information.

Monte 139 December 31, 2018 11:35PM

The Old Mark 1 . . . .

Rich (Utah) 141 January 01, 2019 12:23AM

Ooops, I forgot about sensitivity. . . .

Rich (Utah) 147 December 30, 2018 06:47PM

Rich, I understand and I understand.

Monte 150 December 29, 2018 11:55PM

Will your detector BEEP if you swing over a Silver Coin Cache?

Rich (Utah) 160 December 24, 2018 05:33PM

Comments and questions.thinking

Monte 164 December 25, 2018 08:16AM

Is Recovery Rate directly related to this Problem ?

Rich (Utah) 142 December 26, 2018 07:12PM

Rich(Utah) wondered: "Interested to know your thoughts here. "

Monte 164 December 26, 2018 10:34PM

Don't see much interest from others on this Monte. N/T

Rich (Utah) 172 December 28, 2018 07:37PM

Re: Don't see much interest from others on this Monte.

RickUK 144 December 29, 2018 11:05AM

RickUK, I appreciate your input.

Monte 159 December 29, 2018 12:23PM

A quick reply.

Monte 170 December 29, 2018 03:22AM

Re: A quick reply.

Druid 154 December 29, 2018 06:20PM

Drew, sorry, but no I haven't used a PI on this test scenario.

Monte 110 December 30, 2018 04:34AM

Re: A quick reply.

RickUK 153 December 30, 2018 02:20AM

Re: Don't see much interest from others on this Monte.

Hombre 194 December 28, 2018 08:25PM

Stack 5 Silver Halves on 1 big Silver Dollar and your Outfit would:

Monte 183 December 28, 2018 08:58PM

Re: Stack 5 Silver Halves on 1 big Silver Dollar and your Outfit would:

Druid 179 December 29, 2018 06:21PM

You will soon find out.smiling bouncing smiley

Monte 159 December 30, 2018 04:41AM

Re: Stack 5 Silver Halves on 1 big Silver Dollar and your Outfit would:

Hombre 179 December 28, 2018 09:24PM

Re: Comments and questions.thinking

Druid 173 December 25, 2018 01:25PM

Answers for you, Drew.

Monte 160 December 26, 2018 07:52AM

Re: confused smiley Have you tested your detector(s) for Silver Coin Cache detection?

Timbertodd 150 December 24, 2018 03:46PM

Todd, did you use one of the two described stacks of silver coins?

Monte 157 December 25, 2018 06:34AM

Re: Todd, did you use one of the two described stacks of silver coins?

Timbertodd 148 December 29, 2018 01:22PM

'Thank You' Todd. And those 6 silver dollars were naked?

Monte 139 December 29, 2018 02:21PM

Re: 'Thank You' Todd. And those 6 silver dollars were naked?

Timbertodd 155 December 29, 2018 03:21PM

Re: Todd, did you use one of the two described stacks of silver coins?

Timbertodd 147 December 25, 2018 08:26AM

5 should work but 6 is what I use to match 6 coins in the Half & Dollar stack.

Monte 139 December 26, 2018 06:59AM

Re: confused smiley Have you tested your detector(s) for Silver Coin Cache detection?

D&P-OR 194 December 23, 2018 11:09AM

Yes, they didn't. ... or ... No, they did.

Monte 194 December 23, 2018 04:32PM



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