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Item Found: Relic

Location: Tennessee

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0326)


April 1st, 2013

Dear White's,

I have been hunting my local area for civil war relics since 2007. I have basically picking up stuff others left behind and stuff that was actually deeper than detectors actually went when this area was getting hunted to death all through the 70’s. I consider myself very fortunate to have a great machine that you all have produced and one that never fails me when I go to my relic locations.

I recently hit one of those “hunted out spots” when I came across a good bullet signal on my MXT Pro and it was very loud. From experience I've learned the sound of a surface to about 8 inch civil war bullet and this just was not in that range but actually louder. I dug a plug with my relic shovel and the blade on my shovel is beyond 12 inches.

After pulling the plug out the target was not in it. I put my shovel back in the hole and dug another plug and when I pulled it from the hole the pretty patina of green brass was staring back at me in the form of a bugle mouth piece. A very unique find for sure and so many questions came to mind. One of those questions was how in the world did someone miss this as many times as it has been hunted with a detector.

I give the credit to a powerful MXT Pro that continues to exceed my expectations. The fella I was hunting with has hunted with a detector in and around the same area since the early 70’s. He looks at me and says “ I've dug a lot of things but never one of those.” I proudly display it in one of my cases and am proud to tell folks that I found it with a White’s machine. Thanks for keeping the relic hunting alive for me with your deep seeking machines that located this piece about 15 inches deep.

Thanks again,

Mike (TN)
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