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#24960 - 07/13/17 11:39 AM replacement springs for Northwoods
trapperhoneyWV Offline
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Registered: 04/15/17
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Loc: Charleston, WV
my husband has a bunch of Northwoods traps and the springs need replaced. Anyone have any recommendations on what springs we can get for them?

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#24961 - 07/13/17 02:57 PM Re: replacement springs for Northwoods [Re: trapperhoneyWV]
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You don't say what kind of springs you are trying to replace. But in general most are not to specific about what trap they go on.
Meaning a 1.5 from one brand will fit another 1.5 just fine. What in particular are you working on?

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#24962 - 07/13/17 03:35 PM Re: replacement springs for Northwoods [Re: trapperhoneyWV]
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If they are Northwoods, they probably have the "Gibbs" type springs. That's the spring that rises all the way to the top of the leaver, then has a 90 bend. They may be hard to find. However, heed Ric's advice. It's not necessary to replace them with original springs. I venture that generic 1.5 springs will do nicely.
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#24968 - 07/14/17 01:12 PM Re: replacement springs for Northwoods [Re: trapperhoneyWV]
trapperhoneyWV Offline
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Loc: Charleston, WV
i don't know what all he has, he has #1, 1.5 and a few #2. we figure there would be no way to replace them with original springs, so just looking for a modern day equivalent so these traps will work again. I will let him know what you've suggested.

he has only coil spring northwoods.


Edited by trapperhoneyWV (07/14/17 01:14 PM)

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#24971 - 07/15/17 12:39 PM Re: replacement springs for Northwoods [Re: trapperhoneyWV]
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Bridger springs will be a match with the "gibbs bend". Generic springs will also work just as well and be a little less expensive.

(I use a lot of Bridger traps one of the first things I do is cut that "gibbs bend" off)

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#24976 - 07/15/17 06:01 PM Re: replacement springs for Northwoods [Re: trapperhoneyWV]
trapperhoneyWV Offline
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okay, thanks for the tip!

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#24977 - 07/15/17 06:04 PM Re: replacement springs for Northwoods [Re: Ric]
trapperhoneyWV Offline
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Loc: Charleston, WV
Originally Posted By: Ric
Bridger springs will be a match with the "gibbs bend". Generic springs will also work just as well and be a little less expensive.

(I use a lot of Bridger traps one of the first things I do is cut that "gibbs bend" off)


could you please post a photo showing what you mean? hubby can't picture what you are talking about and are trap are not currently here, they are at our cabin where we trap.

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#24980 - 07/15/17 08:07 PM Re: replacement springs for Northwoods [Re: trapperhoneyWV]
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Here is a link to a photo of a Bridger spring with the "gibbs bend"

http://www.minntrapprod.com/images/BrMainSpring.jpg

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#24983 - 07/16/17 01:02 PM Re: replacement springs for Northwoods [Re: trapperhoneyWV]
trapperhoneyWV Offline
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Loc: Charleston, WV
aha! thank you very much.

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#24998 - 07/19/17 08:26 PM Re: replacement springs for Northwoods [Re: trapperhoneyWV]
RoadDawg Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania
Sterling Fur Company has Northwoods specific springs for anywhere from .93 a pair to $1.45 a pair.
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