Its the time of year guys or family members are cleaning out and selling old traps.
I'm a coon guy but being in Wisconsin means many more are rat men. I'm always hesitant about buying old traps especially from fmmily members because I'm not sure if the coils have Benn tempered for use on rats.
Is there an easy way to determine if the springs have had a torch to them after they've been painted?
Weak springs should be easy to find I have a pile in the shed what you need to watch with the ones in a fire is the temper gone from the jaws and frames if the heat was intense enough they lose a lot of strength and will bend easily!
Born in the Big City will die in the Country OK with that!!!