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Finished project - old hand pull trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pj 999, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. pj 999

    pj 999 TS Member

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    Almost done, looks pretty good.
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  2. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Well-Known Member

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    What color paint did you use?
     
  3. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding! nice work
     
  4. GW22

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    Pretty cool.

    -Gary
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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  6. shotgunpeople

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    Nice Job PJ !!!

    I hope mine can come out that nice this summer.

    Dave in SC
     
  7. Unknown1

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    Paint looks like Evinrude Light Metallic Blue?
     
  8. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Good job guy!! Shot my very first "turkey shoot" off one of those old traps!! They could throw a pretty good angle too!!

    Hap
     
  9. Jawari2000

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    Very nice job, I have been a loader on such a machine and you had to watch your fingers while feeding the targets. Also, pulling and pushing the machine handle was excellent exercise especially with a fast-shooting squad.
     
  10. Stl Flyn

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    I say John Deere! I know not quite the right green, or yellow.
     
  11. traploader

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    Great job. I've got the manual for this machine if you're interested.
     
  12. pj 999

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    Traploader, I would really like the manual. I will PM you. The paint is hunter green. I tried it over 3 different colored primers and black primer seemed to get the closest to the color I wanted. Tried to scan the actual color but could not get it right, could not get a good clean flat piece up to the scanner eye. The wood is the actual mounting piece. Trying to get with the guy that gave it to me and get a little history of it. My Dad told me that it came from Vandalia when they switched to factory electric traps. Thanks all
     
  13. Wolfman

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    Here's mine - made a project out of it like you did. Went to attach the spring, and realized it would become a lethal weapon, so left it detached. Yeah - Remington should be green, but I;m Winchester to my soul.


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  14. Bvr Tail

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    PJ999


    I had one of these years ago, that had been converted to a self-cocking trap with an add-on made by Clyne Bros., and distributed by Rhodeside, Inc. of Piqua, Ohio.

    It consisted of a motor and gearcase with a rod that attached to the old trap.

    I was tripped with a button on a cord that actuated a relay to trip the arm.

    I still have the instructions and parts list book for it, and it says it can also be used with a Remington #41 trap.

    It was rather long and bulky, but it compared to the early Western Traps.

    A piece of history.
     
  15. pj 999

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    Looks very nice Wolfman! The Western White Flyer was originally green, really close to what I have. There was actually a Clyne Puller on Ebay a while ago and it was hooked up to the same trap I have. I have mine in cocked position with a keeper pin in place.
     
  16. Bvr Tail

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    PJ999


    I looked at your photos again, and wonder if that is the original mounting board?
     
  17. Star4Ever

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    Hat tip to you guys for saving and restoring those old trap machines! thanks for sharing. Art
     
  18. SPORTALLURING

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    Original Expert and Chamberlin Traps were gray in color...

    Sportalluring
     
  19. Michael.B

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    Beautiful. Thanks for posting.

    Michael B.
     
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