Hello, I would like to introduce myself. I used to metal detect quite a bit back in the 70s and 80s but then I let it go. My first detector was a Fisher with 6" and 12" coils but I don't remember the model number. I sold that after I bought a Garrett Master Hunter ADS Groundhog with 6" and 12" coils. I still have that and it still works just fine. Well I have just retired and want to get back into it again.To that end I just bought a Garrett AT Pro and pinpointer. Just received them so haven't used them yet.Some of my favorite finds from back then are:
a "2-pounder" cannonball that I found at the site of a small Revolutionary War skirmish in Devon or Berwyn, PA back then.
a U.S. Army Dragoon button that my (pre-Internet) research showed was government issue during the War of 1812. I found this on the grounds of a farmhouse in Media, PA that was built in the early 1700s.
a Pewter plate commemorating the 1876 Centennial World's Fair in Philadelphia. I found this in some ruins along Rt. 252 in Chester county, PA.
a brass "Harness hook" that I found in the Pine Barrens of south Jersey at the site of a hotel that burned down over a hundred years ago. I had no idea what it was but I asked a friend of my mother, who was 97 at the time (1980) and he knew right away and told me.
Anyway, if you are in the area of Chester county or Lancaster county and want to get together please email me. I live in Honey Brook, PA.