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 Post subject: Pan slop on longsprings
PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 07:37 
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Does anyone have a fix for this type of pan setup? Does anyone have any information on the victor #1 guard (short spring)? I have never seen one like this before.


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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 10:59 
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I think that first trap is a #11 single spring wire latch. The second trap is a completely different set up with the typical humped cross of the Victors. I think the only way to take out pan slop on these traps is possibly trying to crimp the dog a little to get it less floppy. As these are both mink or rat traps personally I wouldn't really worry about it. Just my opinion.

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 11:00 
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Fire the trap, turn it on its side and put the hump were the pan shank attatches on an anvil of somthin comparible, and hit the edge of it with a hamer. It sqeezes the hump frame together alittle and helps take the slop out and if you hit it a few times it will even add some pan tention, I do this with the bigger long springs for coyotes and beavers works ok, but has to be redone from time to time.

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 11:22 
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If anyone knows a way it's Fuzz :D

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 18:20 
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fuzz269 wrote:
Fire the trap, turn it on its side and put the hump were the pan shank attatches on an anvil of somthin comparible, and hit the edge of it with a hamer. It sqeezes the hump frame together alittle and helps take the slop out and if you hit it a few times it will even add some pan tention, I do this with the bigger long springs for coyotes and beavers works ok, but has to be redone from time to time.


Thanks fuzz, I will try this, i have to be careful because a few of these are old B&l . These are hard to find these days. I have another question for you. Is a B&l 1 1/2 too big for mink and rats on a drowner?

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 18:25 
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HappyTrapper wrote:
I think that first trap is a #11 single spring wire latch. The second trap is a completely different set up with the typical humped cross of the Victors. I think the only way to take out pan slop on these traps is possibly trying to crimp the dog a little to get it less floppy. As these are both mink or rat traps personally I wouldn't really worry about it. Just my opinion.


I thought this trap was interesting because i have never seen a trap with a wire dog and located on the end of the trap like this. It was a stop loss at one time. I am just picky when it comes to side play on the pans and these are so lose its hard to keep them set. Closeing the dog eye and squareing up the pan notch and the end of the dog did help some. I may convert a few of these to #11's for coon also so i wanted most of the side play removed for them.

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 21:05 
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Is a B&l 1 1/2 too big for mink and rats on a drowner?


Not at all. You probably wouldn't even need a drowner for rats or mink. The weight of the trap should sink em.

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 21:39 
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Your welcome, I am just passin along somthin I learnd on here. On them old B@L I would tap realy gentel, or not even worry if they are going to be used for mink and rats, a 1.5 is plenty to drown rats an I assume mink too, here even with our bunny hugger rules anything under a 1.5 has to have weight added or on a drowner so I am sure yours will do you fine.

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 23:29 
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Thanks again guys, the information is much appreciated. Fuzz, I just noticed your signature :lol: :lol: I may be joining the club.

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