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Old 04-30-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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I doubt you'll find a ghost town in Arizona that hasn't been thoroughly dug at least three dozen times. Good luck tho, wouldn't mind trying it myself. If you found one it would have surface rust but nothing serious, most likely wouldn't leave any pitting or at least very little once cleaned. It will be frozen but fairly easily taken apart. Grips depending on the amount of wind protection will be sandblasted way down or missing altogether. They are worth more in an as found condition than restored tho. Moreso if it's cocked and has at least one fired round showing. What kind of detector do you have?
No detector yet. Any suggestions?
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Hey Scratch, where do you plain on going? Az full of ghost towns... Most ive been though have been pretty picked though (or have a caretaker, who isnt gonna let you take anything) But sometimes you can find some neat stuff, Ive found old bottles, coins, and other small kick-nacks (Im still looking for that forgotten gold nugget or small "finger" bar)
As for condition.... it all depends, ive found things with just a light layer of surface rust to "just a hunk of rust"

Depending where you are going to be, I might be able to point you in a good direction.... I do enjoy the ghost towns myself.....
I'm not too sure at this point but this site Ghost Towns of Arizona - Arizona ghost towns with history, pictures, and location has a lot of info. I'll probably venture slightly off the beaten path, maybe I'll get a beep or two.
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I use an old White's 6000 D/i Pro. Bounty Hunters are a decent lower price detector if you stay away from the bottom of the line like the ones they sell in Wal Mart. If you want a good quality detector that will last a long time I'd prolly go with a White's XLT or DFX. A metal detector has a learning curve. It's best to dig each and every signal no matter what the meter says. It will be the most frustrating thing you will ever do. Stick with it and it will be the most rewarding too.

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some more sights.....
Ghost Towns of Arizona
Heres a real good one... I was reading this the other day and theres some "unknown" ghost towns people have found.....
Ghosttowns.com Forums
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A few more.
Sweeeeeeeet you sir have quite a collection
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some more sights.....
Ghost Towns of Arizona
Heres a real good one... I was reading this the other day and theres some "unknown" ghost towns people have found.....
Ghosttowns.com Forums
Awesome!! I need to get those coordinates.
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This is kind of off topic, but have you guys read this... Mystery Rifle: Muzzleloader Found in Montana | Field & Stream
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This is kind of off topic, but have you guys read this... Mystery Rifle: Muzzleloader Found in Montana | Field & Stream
Looks relevant to me. I can't believe it's in fireable condition considering it was in a tree even if it was soaked in oil.
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Just a few things. I've been detecting for about 20 years.

Oh and you will develop an intense hatred for pull tabs.
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