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#25542 - 11/18/17 08:14 AM Antique bear trap
Spectre Offline
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Registered: 11/17/17
Posts: 7
Loc: Adirondacks, NY
Hi all,

I'm from Plattsburgh, NY.

I ran across a antique bear trap at a yard sale and was hoping someone could help me identify it. The only marking it is a bear head stamped/carved on the pan.

Is there a way to post a picture of the trap?

Thanks in advance!

Spectre

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#25543 - 11/18/17 09:25 AM Re: Antique bear trap [Re: Spectre]
Hal Offline
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
You can click this icon
at the top of the reply screen to add a photo from your computer.
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#25545 - 11/19/17 10:17 AM Re: Antique bear trap [Re: Spectre]
Spectre Offline
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Registered: 11/17/17
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#25546 - 11/19/17 10:17 AM Re: Antique bear trap [Re: Hal]
Spectre Offline
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Registered: 11/17/17
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Loc: Adirondacks, NY
Thank you! Please see below.

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#25548 - 11/19/17 08:00 PM Re: Antique bear trap [Re: Spectre]
redsnow Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/06
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Loc: WV
Let me ask, what's the jaw spread of that trap? If you get a chance, I'd like to see the chain hook-up thing, and the bottom of the trap.

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#25551 - 11/23/17 07:22 AM Re: Antique bear trap [Re: Spectre]
Utk1 Offline
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Registered: 10/04/15
Posts: 150
Loc: S.E. Kentucky
IMHO it's not a bear trap. Someone made it recently. The chain is not heavy enough for a traditional bear trap.

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#25553 - 11/23/17 09:53 AM Re: Antique bear trap [Re: Spectre]
Mike Conrad Offline
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Registered: 07/17/05
Posts: 253
Loc: Sheffield, Ohio
That is someone's home shop project, a novelty item, not an antique.

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#25561 - 11/27/17 01:23 PM Re: Antique bear trap [Re: redsnow]
Spectre Offline
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Registered: 11/17/17
Posts: 7
Loc: Adirondacks, NY
Thanks. I've attached a few more pictures. Hope this will work.







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#25562 - 11/27/17 03:13 PM Re: Antique bear trap [Re: Spectre]
Mike Conrad Offline
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Registered: 07/17/05
Posts: 253
Loc: Sheffield, Ohio
Looks like laser/plasma work.

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#25567 - 11/28/17 01:36 PM Re: Antique bear trap [Re: redsnow]
Spectre Offline
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Registered: 11/17/17
Posts: 7
Loc: Adirondacks, NY
43" long x 15" wide and 19" across Trap area

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