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December 31, 2018 11:23PM 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)

It's YOU that makes the difference.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2018 11:24PM by Rich (Utah).
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confused smiley Have you tested your detector(s) for Silver Coin Cache detection?

Monte 664 December 23, 2018 05:00AM

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

Druid 186 February 13, 2019 07:01PM

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

Monte 234 February 14, 2019 10:13AM

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

Druid 230 February 14, 2019 10:20AM

White's 6.59 kHz search coil favorites.

Monte 264 February 14, 2019 12:04PM

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

SvenS 326 January 20, 2019 09:00PM

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

Onearmwilly 337 January 19, 2019 12:41PM

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

Monte 333 January 19, 2019 05:14PM

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

Onearmwilly 297 January 21, 2019 07:47PM

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

Monte 341 January 22, 2019 04:51AM

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

Remfire 350 January 01, 2019 04:29PM

Roger, 'Thank You' for the test reply.

Monte 342 January 01, 2019 08:40PM

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

Remfire 368 January 01, 2019 11:16PM

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

UtahRich 313 January 01, 2019 05:40PM

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

UtahRich 478 December 26, 2018 01:10AM

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

Monte 544 December 29, 2018 03:33AM

► Monte's results with his 9 different models.

Monte 424 December 29, 2018 10:36AM

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

RickUK 384 December 31, 2018 05:42AM

A few of my Test Details -

UtahRich 356 December 29, 2018 06:36PM

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

Monte 344 December 30, 2018 05:59PM

Teknetics Mark 1 results . . . .

UtahRich 382 December 31, 2018 07:15PM

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

Monte 330 December 31, 2018 10:35PM

The Old Mark 1 . . . .

UtahRich 321 December 31, 2018 11:23PM

Ooops, I forgot about sensitivity. . . .

UtahRich 325 December 30, 2018 05:47PM

Rich, I understand and I understand.

Monte 356 December 29, 2018 10:55PM

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

UtahRich 317 December 24, 2018 04:33PM

Comments and questions.thinking

Monte 328 December 25, 2018 07:16AM

Is Recovery Rate directly related to this Problem ?

UtahRich 318 December 26, 2018 06:12PM

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

Monte 362 December 26, 2018 09:34PM

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

UtahRich 349 December 28, 2018 06:37PM

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

RickUK 335 December 29, 2018 10:05AM

RickUK, I appreciate your input.

Monte 348 December 29, 2018 11:23AM

A quick reply.

Monte 373 December 29, 2018 02:22AM

Re: A quick reply.

Druid 317 December 29, 2018 05:20PM

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

Monte 282 December 30, 2018 03:34AM

Re: A quick reply.

RickUK 327 December 30, 2018 01:20AM

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

Hombre 389 December 28, 2018 07:25PM

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

Monte 363 December 28, 2018 07:58PM

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

Druid 348 December 29, 2018 05:21PM

You will soon find out.smiling bouncing smiley

Monte 331 December 30, 2018 03:41AM

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

Hombre 369 December 28, 2018 08:24PM

Re: Comments and questions.thinking

Druid 362 December 25, 2018 12:25PM

Answers for you, Drew.

Monte 335 December 26, 2018 06:52AM

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

Timbertodd 322 December 24, 2018 02:46PM

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

Monte 366 December 25, 2018 05:34AM

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

Timbertodd 337 December 29, 2018 12:22PM

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

Monte 331 December 29, 2018 01:21PM

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

Timbertodd 354 December 29, 2018 02:21PM

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

Timbertodd 334 December 25, 2018 07:26AM

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

Monte 305 December 26, 2018 05:59AM

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

D&P-OR 353 December 23, 2018 10:09AM

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

Monte 366 December 23, 2018 03:32PM



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