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330 belisle nailed me good. #6390790
12/05/18 04:06 PM
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Marty Harmon Offline OP
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Well; I pulled a beaver out of a set on nuisance job day before yesterday. The 330 belisle looked like it killed him instantly. The stabilizer stakes were just as I left them. It was just before sun-up, but light enough that I could see. I had the trap about three feet deep on bottom. My battle plan was to hold the jaws with my setting tongs, and shimmy the trap back down the stabilizers. I've done this several times over the years, keeping my arms dry in the process. I had just pulled safety catches off when it fired. I felt pain, but not terrible, as the trap went down into the water. I pulled I up and felt nauseated. I could see the ring finger on my left hand facing a direction it shouldn't be. It was still in the trap. My first thought was I broke the heck out of that one. I fished the tongs off of the bottom and began the process of getting out. Anyone who knows me can tell you I've had plenty of experience in this department. Once free I pulled the finger out and gasped. Undoutably the sharp edge of tongs were in a bad place when it fired. My finger was hanging down by a small piece of skin on the bottom. The cut started just under the fingernail and went toward the first joint. I pushed it back together, tucked it under my armpit, and headed for urgent care.
Well, the X ray "according to their words showed that it obliterated the end of the bone. So, 11 stitches, some through the fingernail. They said they used I as an anchor, now my trapping will be minimal for a while. I 'll try to post pictures as this has now moved into the second worst catch I've ever made on myself.

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My protruding parts not caught by a trap*****yet****ears, nose, and left testicle.
Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390797
12/05/18 04:15 PM
12/05/18 04:15 PM
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Why is it always Marty that gets popped?

Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390815
12/05/18 04:34 PM
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Finger Tips are over rated. Most of the best craftsman I know are missing at least 1. It shows you are experienced!

As long as your nerve is ok it wont give you long term issues though. I have fractured/cracked the tips of mine a few times as well as some knuckles. Never obliterated the bone, but the pieces will fuse back together, and since its the tip it will work fine. Working a lot with steel and welding has not been good to my hands.

Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390817
12/05/18 04:37 PM
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That make s me wince just looking at it.


Vietnam--1967 46th. Const./Combat Engineers

"Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction."
"After the first shot, all plans go out the window!"
Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390818
12/05/18 04:39 PM
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Ouch!

Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390828
12/05/18 04:50 PM
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Dang Marty you are always getting yourself in a tight spot


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Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390834
12/05/18 05:03 PM
12/05/18 05:03 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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You need to use nerf traps Marty.



Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390840
12/05/18 05:15 PM
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Yikes!!


Waiting for things to be very, very wonderful.
Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390859
12/05/18 05:51 PM
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Wait a minute? Thats the second worse?

Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390868
12/05/18 06:05 PM
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Holy smokes man! That makes me cringe!


Cold as ice!
Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390880
12/05/18 06:47 PM
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Maybe belisles are not as profitable as the experts claim? They seem to leave the damage reports out. blush

BTW that don't look too humane. frown

Last edited by Dirt; 12/05/18 06:49 PM.

Who is John Galt?
Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Aix sponsa] #6390908
12/05/18 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Aix sponsa
Originally Posted by OhioBoy
Wait a minute? Thats the second worse?




You guys ain't been here long enough. I know EXACTLY what he's talking about! I recall the story as if it were yesterday. sick

Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: ~ADC~] #6390910
12/05/18 07:53 PM
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I know the story also ADC I was wondering if this time he caught the other one laugh


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Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390912
12/05/18 07:55 PM
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Marty,
Big time owweee! I will keep you in my prayers it heals up for you.
You will have to pay attention for infection.


Lost, but making record time.

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Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390913
12/05/18 07:56 PM
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Ouch! My biggest fear is getting nailed by a Belisle... bound to happen one day.


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Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390916
12/05/18 08:02 PM
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WOW! Did it hurt?

Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390925
12/05/18 08:17 PM
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One lesson I learned was that a Victor 220 was faster then I was. I was holding the jaws open on one with one hand and had a dead coon in the other hand. Rather than drop the coon and use two hands to hook the springs. I thought I'd just quickly throw the trap down. I couldn't believe it actually caught me by my thumb and pointer finger. For me, the pain only lasted about 5 seconds. Then everything went numb. It took a good month for my thumb to be back to normal.


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Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390929
12/05/18 08:25 PM
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This is the proper way to get caught in a Belisle. But don't fret, not many have as much experience at it as I do!


Yesterday our heritage, tomorrow our legacy�today our responsibility.
Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Marty Harmon] #6390938
12/05/18 08:39 PM
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A very tuff club to join....the 330 Club....Where do I send the Special Embroiderd Patch.........thats gonnah hurt for some time...Speedy Recovery. And thanks for those awesome Pics !! And I hope your right handed.....

Last edited by Nessmuck; 12/05/18 08:40 PM.

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Re: 330 belisle nailed me good. [Re: Nessmuck] #6390951
12/05/18 09:02 PM
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330 club is tough. 330 Belisle club carries a little *asterisk. Those are some wicked traps. They get my 100% attention when setting those suckers.




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