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Rich, your "Great Uncle" Tesoro Golden Sabre production dates:

August 07, 2020 01:22AM avatar
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UtahRich
I had to open up the cave to look for it. It is so old that i had to clean off the volcanic ash instead of dust.

It was before batteries when we hooked up electric eels for power. winking smiley I think the Golden Sabre is 1986 if I recall right. Maybe 1987.

Here’s a pic.

There are older detectors out there but I’m pretty sure you’d have to find them frozen in a glacier somewhere in a wooden tote on Monte’s mammoth. grinning smiley


Rich

You have the 'original' Golden Sabre and, according to the Tesoro Model Production List that was sent to Dealers long ago, it shows the following:

Golden Sabre: .. 2/'85 to 2/'92 .. MSRP $399

It was a popular model that a lot of urban Coin Hunters liked for the Notch Disc. to eliminate the pesky 'original' Pull Tabs. You know, those annoying Ring-Pull types.

Monte

Kind of fun to look back on those MSRP's and compare them with what folks can buy today. It had Notch Disc. adjustment, but no All Metal mode for Pinpointing. However, the very quick-response and fast-recovery made that task pretty easy. The standard coil was a round, 8" diameter designed with a small hole in the center. Just a single tone, but very good performance in most ferrous debris environments. The Disc. range lower-end was a little high, something along the lines of what might be a D-90 or D-100 adjustment range. We didn't get the popular ED-180 Discrimination circuitry until 3/'90 with the original Bandido.

That $399 was the brand new MSRP, and if a shopper looked at some of the non-display models in that class today, what a difference there is. Look at the Vista 'X' I have listed in the Buy / Sell / Trade section for $500. It is also a silent-search, slow-motion circuitry with Quick-Response and Fast-Recovery, but it also comes with 2 search coils. The standard 'octagon' coil and an excellent 5¾" DD, and the small coil gets better depth than the Golden Sabre w/8" Concentric. It features manual Ground Balance, full-range Discrimination adjustment (ED-180 in Tesoro lingo), 2-Tone Audio ID, Variable Volume Control and Iron Volume Control, which are all features not found on the Golden Sabre. We do have some great detector values available to us these days, depending on what we are shopping for.


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7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later....... Attachments

zincoln 482 August 01, 2020 08:31PM

Hey, C H-E, did you get that $5 gold piece touched up? N/T

Monte 229 August 13, 2020 09:54PM

Rust concretion largely gone Attachments

zincoln 246 August 21, 2020 02:50PM

thumbs up Brian, it looks terrific! N/T

Monte 231 August 21, 2020 10:05PM

Careful you don't lose that again.

UtahRich 235 August 21, 2020 05:05PM

Re: Rust concretion largely gone

OregonGregg 235 August 21, 2020 02:53PM

Not yet....

zincoln 244 August 14, 2020 11:56PM

Re: Hey, C H-E, did you get that $5 gold piece touched up? Attachments

OregonGregg 253 August 14, 2020 01:31PM

Re: Hey, C H-E, did you get that $5 gold piece touched up?

NWCindy 240 August 16, 2020 03:05PM

C H-E is short for ... Chief Half-Eagle.

Monte 243 August 14, 2020 05:15PM

CHUD has a certain ring to it. cool smiley

UtahRich 228 August 14, 2020 10:46PM

Gregg, as for movies ....

Monte 247 August 14, 2020 05:38PM

Favorite Western?

UtahRich 235 August 14, 2020 11:36PM

OK Rich, on a few I will agree.

Monte 248 August 16, 2020 09:42AM

Re: Favorite Western? recent and decent.....thumbs up

Sodbuster 230 August 15, 2020 11:46AM

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Sodbuster 234 August 08, 2020 12:52PM

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Elbert 249 August 08, 2020 09:35AM

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Goondock 265 August 05, 2020 11:09AM

Goldilocks might be an infringement, so what could it be?confused smiley

Monte 281 August 05, 2020 09:09PM

Re: Chief half-eagle

Sodbuster 242 August 08, 2020 12:54PM

Re: Goldilocks might be an infringement, so what could it be?confused smiley

zincoln 260 August 05, 2020 11:57PM

A new name tag for zincoln ? eye popping smiley

UtahRich 257 August 08, 2020 02:18PM

Don't chuckle too hard, Chief, the more I thought about it after I posted the more I think it's fitting. N/T

Monte 262 August 06, 2020 12:17AM

Re: Don't chuckle too hard, Chief, Ha Ha Ha Ha funny stuff N/T

Kickindirt 247 August 07, 2020 02:15AM

It just feels my Heart with warmth

OregonGregg 261 August 07, 2020 10:36AM

Actually, for those in the Gold Coin Club or those striving to join it leaves us with the "How Come?" quesions..

Monte 245 August 07, 2020 11:27AM

Re: Actually, for those in the Gold Coin Club or those striving to join it leaves us with the "How Come?" quesions..

Druid 245 August 07, 2020 01:56PM

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Kickindirt 247 August 04, 2020 07:02AM

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zincoln 244 August 04, 2020 09:09AM

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Utah1971 252 August 03, 2020 09:23PM

THx Eric! Too bad it wasn't in Wells where we could have had a libation! N/T

zincoln 243 August 03, 2020 10:01PM

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diggindeep 243 August 03, 2020 03:08PM

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zincoln 230 August 03, 2020 08:12PM

The IDX Pro is one my favorite metal detectorsWhite's Electronics

Hombre 273 August 03, 2020 09:24AM

Yes, some very nice models were over-looked and replaced with junk.

Monte 247 August 03, 2020 01:09PM

Re: The IDX Pro is one my favorite metal detectorsWhite's Electronics

zincoln 268 August 03, 2020 12:57PM

Good to hear!

Monte 249 August 03, 2020 01:15PM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......beautiful and well deserved smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Druid 248 August 02, 2020 08:55PM

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jmaryt 258 August 02, 2020 08:23PM

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zincoln 250 August 02, 2020 09:55PM

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Timbertodd 251 August 03, 2020 09:04PM

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NWCindy 252 August 02, 2020 07:59PM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......

WM6 256 August 02, 2020 03:56PM

Congratulations Brian, and the reward for the day was well deserved.

Monte 254 August 02, 2020 02:36AM

Ok, enough is enough. Attachments

OregonGregg 305 August 02, 2020 02:45PM

You're just full of surprises Gregg!

UtahRich 263 August 03, 2020 09:01AM

Re: You're just full of surprises Gregg! Attachments

OregonGregg 253 August 04, 2020 07:49AM

Obviously, OreonGregg has a better-equipped detector team than he thought.thumbs up

Monte 253 August 05, 2020 08:01AM

Have one last old tech machine left Attachments

OregonGregg 264 August 05, 2020 09:19AM

i Have the Great Great Uncle to that ‘Old Tech’ machine of yours Attachments

UtahRich 256 August 05, 2020 11:33AM

Rich, your "Great Uncle" Tesoro Golden Sabre production dates:

Monte 247 August 07, 2020 01:22AM

I'll bet Monte has you beat.....

zincoln 245 August 05, 2020 04:00PM

Wooden search cocils? Oh, I remember those days well.

Monte 233 August 07, 2020 12:39AM

Of course Monte has me beat.....

UtahRich 254 August 05, 2020 07:40PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough.

NWCindy 254 August 02, 2020 08:00PM

Did i just get slapped with a glove:-)

zincoln 249 August 02, 2020 06:10PM

O.T.I ... $25 hr.

Monte 277 August 02, 2020 05:24PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough.

Timbertodd 265 August 02, 2020 04:21PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough. Attachments

OregonGregg 279 August 04, 2020 08:34AM

Thank you Monte!

zincoln 261 August 02, 2020 08:50AM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......

Remfire 242 August 02, 2020 12:08AM

why oh why did i sell that machine ?????

OregonGregg 255 August 01, 2020 09:44PM

Re: why oh why did i sell that machine ?????

zincoln 248 August 01, 2020 10:21PM

Why did i sell that machine ?????

UtahRich 249 August 02, 2020 12:00AM

Re: Why did i sell that machine ?????

zincoln 244 August 02, 2020 12:53AM

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Timbertodd 244 August 01, 2020 09:28PM

Thank you Todd. It most certainly was a moment i won't forget. N/T

zincoln 253 August 01, 2020 10:21PM



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