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Anyone know how a place to rent a metal detector, or have one I could use?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by theradpotato, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. theradpotato

    theradpotato Wilsonville, OR New Member

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    Once upon a time my dad had a handgun that he buried in a field (in its case, plus a couple of plastic bags) because he needed to hide it. Now I wish to find it. Can anyone help?
    Thanks.
     
  2. MacBookProAR

    MacBookProAR Stayton Member

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    Wait... He did what?

    Should you be advertising this?
     
  3. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Whoa man, sounds a little 007ish!! If you can, can you tell us WHY he needed to hide it? And if you can tell us, will the post self destruct in 30 seconds? I wish I had a metal detector, Id help you out. What kind of gun is it?
     
  4. MacBookProAR

    MacBookProAR Stayton Member

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    Its a Javelin
     
  5. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Whats a Javelin?
     
  6. MacBookProAR

    MacBookProAR Stayton Member

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    I was just joking because it would be something you wouldn't want to get caught with, but its far from a pistol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDDxq-3UTZE

    I'm "qualified" to shoot one if that really means anything. That is up until I got medically discharged after breaking my back.
     
  7. theradpotato

    theradpotato Wilsonville, OR New Member

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    Oh gosh, reading it again it looks like my dad needed to hide it because it was used for a crime or something. No, I wasn't anything like that, he just felt it wasn't safe to have it around at the time. Perhaps it was partly because my cousin and I had played with it one time. Who knows why he buried it though, he could have just sold it or got a safe.

    I actually don't know what brand or anything, but it's a pistol.
     
  8. CastleFox

    CastleFox Gone New Member

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    I know you can probably get a used one in Craigslist, or get one at Big 5s for around $50 bucks.

    If I had one I'd love to come help look!
     
  9. missedagain

    missedagain S.W.WA New Member

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    Hey there,

    I have a nice older Whites Metal Detector that works great that you can borrow. I may be a little far away for you though. If you happen to be going through the Ridgefield, WA or Longview, WA area I could meet you on I-5...
     
  10. PosterGuy

    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    Or a TOW maybe? Perhaps a Dragon, but that's a little out dated :thumbup:.
     
  11. theradpotato

    theradpotato Wilsonville, OR New Member

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    thanks for the offer missedagain, i think i'll try to find someone closer but if nothing works out i might take you up on that.

    turns out it's a .44 magnum. My dad thinks it's a Colt.
     
  12. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think you could rent one for a couple of hrs. for not much $$ all the rental places have them sure hope it was sealed up well.
     
  13. theradpotato

    theradpotato Wilsonville, OR New Member

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    actually my boss/mentor at my internship is a metal detector hobbyist and he's coming by on wednesday to help us find it. cool.
     
  14. CastleFox

    CastleFox Gone New Member

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    delete....just read above.