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German “Messerschmitt” raised from a fjord in Norway

On march 24th 1943, a German pilot named Günther Seraphim of the JG 5, suddenly experienced engine failure on his Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 “Yellow 3”. The circumstances forced him to make an emergency landing in the water near the Norwegian coast, near the town Rørvik. There, he was rescued from the water by a Norwegian named Olette Blikø and her 16-year-old son, Birger. The plane crashed into the water with its nose...

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Halberd from the 16th century found in a river (+ photos)

Just recently an article in our local newspaper caught my eye – there was found a halberd dating back to the 16th century in a river. I don’t trust journalistic tales too much- often it is just click-bait. Nevertheless, there is no smoke without fire. So i started reading: This find was made in Estonia, in the Pärnu River, and they even mentioned the approximate place of the find – the village Karyakyula. The...

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Gold plated engolpion found in the woods! (photos, price+)

My fellow detectorists rarely detected the fields this season, but you may ask why? Did they lose interest in field detecting, or was it something else? The answer was pretty simple: they moved on to search in the woods. The forest is a place that is difficult to fully “clean” with a metal detector – Bushes and trees prevent you from detecting everywhere, and in the summer you get quickly annoyed and tired...

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Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro Review!

The Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro metal detector is among the top detectors in the Bounty Hunter Pro series. I have had this detector for some time, and I must say that I had a great time and some nice finds with it! The LRP (which stands for Land Ranger Pro) is usually sold with an 8” coil, or an 11” DD search coil, and I acquired one with the...

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What can be found on a European beach with a detector? (Fisher F44 with the Nel Tornado)

Usually, detectorists are divided into several categories – we have the “war-diggers” which digs old battlefields, there are “historians” who digs relics and coins, and there are “beach-detectorists”, who, like to listen to the sound of the waves and answer questions from curious tourists. Some people are a mix between these categories, but they all tilt more to one category. A friend has sent me photos from the summer as he...

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Cross from the Kievan Rus’ (discovery, price +)

Most recently, there was a unique cross for sale at a diggers antique market. The cross is dating back to Kievan Rus. The cross is partly gold plated, with parts made of silver, and layers with two colors – a unique work of art of the ancient masters. The cross has a weight of 15.1 grams and the size 55×35 mm. This could only have benn worn by a wealthy man in...

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Bone flail from the Kievan Rus’ (when the find is fire, but the sale is not successful)

Just yesterday i came across a lot which drew my attention because of the fact that the object sold was thousands of years old, but the price was less than 10$. I decided to wait until the end of the auction, to see what it would finally be sold for. A detectorist was selling his find – a flail made of bones with ancient decorations. The length was 120 mm, and the weight...

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AKA metal detector Berkut 5 – briefly about the main things (Overview and tips +)

In 2013, the Russian company AKA rolled out its new AKA Berkut 5 detector (7253). This device replaces the outdated Condor (7252). After some improvements during the year, the Berkut was truly a powerful device. After all, during this time it was implemented with the wireless module (available on request), we realized the possibility of self firmware and many other small features that only increased the quality of detecting. Construction Constructional,...

When detectorists found US Soldier and his photo camera of WW2 era (result and photos!+) 0

When detectorists found US Soldier and his photo camera of WW2 era (result and photos!+)

There was a very interesting operation during the Second World War – the Ardennes offensive of the German troops. It started in middle of December 1944 and ended in the end of January 1945. The idea itself was not bad – a swift blow to crush the armies of Great Britain and the United States in the Netherlands and Belgium, thereby forcing the Western Allies to go to a separate...

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Air Test Garrett ACE 300i on detection depth (+ Results)

Many consider the metal detector Garrett ACE 300i as the best option for both the beginning digger, as well as for already experienced diggers. This detector is slightly more expensive than ACE 250, but has a number of useful features and design solutions that makes the detecting more comfortable productively. ACE 300i has everything on why to buy it, and not the previous model. But how will the detector react to different valuable...