Well, I believe it has two sets of stock jaws welded into one stout laminated one. The frame and cross member are both stock but heavily baseplated, The dog is stock but reinforced by what appears to be a 20 penny nail. Other than that it is completely custom... Maybe steelnecktie will see this and chime in on the mod work!
Post by SteelNeckTie on May 25, 2011 14:43:50 GMT -5
That's a good question about what's left. Lol. Not much of anything. I guess I could have stamped made in USA on the bottom now! I don't know where to start. Everything that Forrest said plus welded in pan post, bigger pan bolt, wire levers, big pan, bolts for spring pins, eyes on jaw tips, center swiveled, homemade swivels, night latch, lowered pan, probably my favorite mod is the rest for the loose jaw to lay on. I have probably forgot something along the way. Thanks for all the compliments.
Wow,I know how long it took me to trick out a few Duke 1-1/2's.Lams,base plates,night latch,bubble tips and chain,but that is some serious fabrication skills that Steelnecktie has.It looks great!I love how trappers think outside the box.
I recently got to check out Steelnecktie's new and improved version...
The tips are now bubbled, the pan is made from 1/8th steel, The custom springs are out of this world consistent and strong, The loose jaw rest is IMO one of the coolest mods I have seen done to a duke coil. There is nothing else to beef up on this jewel I would bet money this trap is tough enough to hold the biggest and meanest coyote in the country....
I have more pics to load but photobucket is not cooperating right now....
When you are INTERESTED in something you There is a difference between INTEREST and COMMITMENT. do it only when it is CONVIENIENT. When you are COMMITED to something you ACCEPT NO EXCUSES and PRODUCE ONLY RESULTS.
Thx Forrest. If you think that might hold a yote, what do ya think this will hold?
That's a stock #3 bridger , and my #3 bridger next to it.
When you described it on the phone I really did not get the full visual of what it really looks like and I must say it is far beyond what I could have ever imagined!! Great job and thanks for sharing those pics with us!