Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11/14 Report - Big Auction With Cannons and All Types of Guns. Al Capones Pocket Watch. Solar Storms. JW Fishers ROV Towable Metal Detector

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Cannon Offered in James D. Julia Auction.
Source: Link below.
If you are interested in Revolutionary War cannons, machine guns, Winchester lever action rifles, or Colt army revolvers, you'll find plenty to look at in this Oct. 2014 James D. Julia auction catalog.  There are thousands of lots, including a few items other than guns, such as Al Capone's pocket watch.  The catalog is  huge and is a great resource for research.

Here is the link to the first session.

Al Capone's Pocket Watch
Source: James D. Julia Auction Catalog
Session 3.

The cannon shown above has an auction estimate of 8 to 12 thousand dollars.

Al Capones pocket watch is estimated at 35 to 55 thousand dollars.  The pocket watch is one of very few items listed other than guns.

You'll find the links to the other two sessions at that site.
We have two weather systems to watch.  The one out in the middle of the Atlantic has a 70 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, while the one just off of our coast only has a 10 percent chance of forming.  We're getting a little rain off of that one.

The second is close but not doing much.  We still have only a 1 - 2 foot surf, and nothing bigger is predicted for the next few days.

Two-Coil JW Fishers Metal Detector Attached to ROV

JW Fishers makes a metal detector that can be attached to the front of one of their ROVs.

You can tow it or whatever. 

The prices is around $12,500.

I don't know how good it is.

I haven't seen any reviews.

Here is a picture of the detector attached to an ROV.

A strong solar storm is heading towards the earth, but we won't get a direct hit.   No disruption to electric grids is expected.  Solar storms are said to disrupt the Earth's magnetic field.

I have been getting an unusual amount of what appears to be EMI in my ear phones on some detectors lately, and have dialed back my sensitivity some, which I almost never do.   Could it be the solar storm?

Anybody else notice that?

That is it for today.

Happy hunting,