Monthly Archives: February 2019
Ever been walking along the beach and found a gun? This is what happened to a German man in the baltic sea. Alexander Ladwig was with his father and his dog walking along the beach near the town of Wabbs in Schleswig-Holstein and found a box containing 30 German handguns used in WW II. He gathered up all the 30 guns in the box and alerted authorities of the find. Sadly the government took them from him.
In the pictures below you will see what looks to be several Browning high power 9 MM, Astra pistols and Walter P-38s. All of these were very common guns used by the Germans in WWII. The government that relieved him of his finds confirmed they came from Wehrmacht stocks.
Have you ever found a gun while metal detecting? If so did you turn it in? If I were Mr Alexander Ludwig I would be going back to that area with my metal detector!
Recently, some Minelab equinox 600 and 800 owners have commented about their problems identifying silver accurately with their detectors over the last several months. Some owners even threatened to sue Minelab, forcing faster firmware releases than expected. With the new firmware, Equinox series detectors are hoping to have better silver identification along with some other small fixes and software tweaks. The user interface and depth gauge indicator have received updates as well as some other user profile functions some owners were claiming to be bugged.
The new update is available to download now via the Minelab update utility on your PC or mac, after downloading the update utility, connect your machine to your computer via USB and turn on your unit. The update utility will detect your existing firmware and prompt for updated versions if available. if your device is ready for an update you will see a notice displayed to proceed.
Time will tell if this update has fixed the silver identification issues the equinox series has faced, but at least Minelab is aware of the issue and working diligently to resolve it. we'll have to wait and see what our users report over the coming weeks if the firmware update was a success or not, keep an eye on our blog for more updates on this issue and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of the metal detectors we sell at BBH!
You might remember an old blog we wrote about beach metal detecting and what metal detector you would need. You have read that here. What Metal Detector do I need to go salt water beach hunting?
While still great info on that post there are two machines out now by Minelab that have changed dramatically how we look at beach detecting. Imagine a new metal detector that is wireless, multi frequency, light weight, waterproof to 10 feet under $900 and has a fast recovery..... Introducing the new Minelab Equinox 800 and 600 models.
The Equinox 600 has wired phones and lacks the gold nugget hunting mode of the 800 but it comes in at a great price of $649. Also the 600 range of settings does not allow the user to have the fine tooth adjustments range the 800 does but still a VERY VERY good choice for salt water beach hunting or old parks and yards. Not only is it a good beach machine but a KILLER silver coin machine.
The Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector is my weapon of choice! I LOVE the wireless headphones Minelab includes. Just turn on and go. If you have a old set of wired phones you love you can still use those to. Just use the supplied Minelab WM-08 wireless module that comes with the 800 standard. Plug right in and go!
The 800 is OUTSTANDING on the beach and old parks for deep silver coins. Great relic machine to as it hits those deep bullets and relics due to the 5 frequencies it run simultaneously just like the 600. Fast recovery speed in heavy iron to that can handle all the really tough spots.
As always if you have any questions or looking for other deals call or email us. We have a excellent bundle on both machines and are will to adjust it to get you what you need. We would be glad to work with you and get you set up correctly to find the next lost pirates chest full of gold coins on the beach or old farm field!
Bart at BigBoysHobbies.net