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 Post subject: Jump Traps
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 15:14 
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Some years ago my Dad haad some traps he called jump traps. They were made by Victor and the jaw spring was the same type as the single spring but it was under the trap so when the trigger was released the trap jumped up and caught the animal higher on the leg or to allowed for the instant reaction of the animal. Do any of you older trappers remember this type? I was wondering if they were still being made.


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2007, 16:11 
Jump traps are no longer being made. However, they were very popular. They retain their strength rather well, and many people still use them today. If you have jump traps, and they are weak, you can strengthen them for a couple more seasons by afixing a washer or nut underneath the spring with a spot weld,or jbweld or wire. Below is an illustration.

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 Post subject: Welding washers
PostPosted: 19 Oct 2007, 08:40 
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The problem with welding a washer is that it changs the temper of the base and increases the speed of corrosion since you have different metals in one place. This can weaken the trap instead of giving it longer life.

Another way to do it, is use "long springs" as beefer srings on jump traps. The long springs can be found everywhere, since they are commonly used to replace defective longsprings on the traps currently made.

One more thing ... if you are looking to buy some jump traps, then purchase the Blake & Lamb jump traps. They have stronger springs and better metal than the Victor Jumps.

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