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Old 11-12-2017, 08:57 PM
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Default Rescued from the dumpster

My brother inlaw rescued a
Garrett GTA 350 from a trash dumpster.
He doesn't detect, but gave it to me.
I brought it home tonight, put it together,
Oh someone left the batteries in it, corroded and cracked battery clips,
I cleaned the insides, and replaced the clips with my spare, AT Pro clips,
It fired right up!

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Old 11-12-2017, 09:10 PM
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Good brother inlaw for sure. Looks pretty good.

It never surprises me what people throw away, years ago found a bag of costume jewelry near our dumpster.....you guessed there was some real gold in the bag, one year found small amount of money in a envelope in trash.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:16 PM
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Great find. Pretty good detector too.

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:21 PM
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My brother in-law finds some really good treasures in those dumpsters

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Old 11-13-2017, 03:18 AM
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"One man's trash is another man's treasure"

Nice save!

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Old 11-13-2017, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by dirt dick View post
My brother in-law finds some really good treasures in those dumpsters
I knew a guy like him we called him Rat

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Old 11-13-2017, 07:52 AM
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I'm guessing the battery holders are what you're calling "clips"?

If so, here's a place to get them cheaper than anywhere else I've found.


http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=251213

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Old 11-13-2017, 12:54 PM
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That is pretty ...!

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Old 11-13-2017, 01:56 PM
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Wow.. He did great dumpster Diving..

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Old 11-13-2017, 02:44 PM
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Awesome score! Congrats!

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Nice score!
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:50 PM
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Don't you just love a throw away society?
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:43 PM
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I work janitorial with my dad sometimes and they threw out the lost and found at the end of the month a couple months ago. Among the many things found was pocket change, a working walkie talky set, and a sterling silver cross.

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