Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 8, 2008):
- I enjoyed using this Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II metal detector and did use it on the Oregon Trail in parts of Nebraska. I found square nails, old animal traps, metal straps and other odd hardware. All of this was stuff that had fallen off of the wagons which were on their way to Oregon in the mid 1840s. I was even able to locate the site of a settler's home which had been attacked and burned to the ground. From a historical perspective, I can say that nothing beats a good metal detector. A good detector is easy to use, and provides a lot of fun for the whole family. In terms of finding anything really valuable, I can only say that I have on occasion found silver coins in beach and playground areas. A silver dime is worth a lot more than ten cents these days, and is well worth keeping. However, for me the real joy is finding something that is very old and bears testimony to what life must have been like in 19th century America. In one area in northwestern Missouri, some acquaintances of mine found round lead balls which had been used in "cap and ball" revolvers during the 19th century. Amazingly, they also found small arrowheads which had been used with bows and arrows. Finding these lead bullets, many of them deformed because they had been fired, and in association with the arrowheads is difficult to explain. However, it is our belief that this must have been the site of an encounter and battle between early settlers in the area, and Native Americans who were protecting their territory. What a story these relics could tell us if they could only speak!