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Bridger #3 issue #6463519
02/16/19 05:25 PM
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New to trapping got in my Bridger #3 dogged yesterday. I need help with adjusting the jaws so they lay flat. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Bridger #3 issue [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #6463530
02/16/19 05:56 PM
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Re: Bridger #3 issue [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #6463574
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Go to the 4 coiling flick and that will show you how to twist the spring levers so the loose jaw will lay flat.


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Re: Bridger #3 issue [Re: The Beav] #6463598
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I did just that and figured it out. There was more bending involved than I thought but it worked fine


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Re: Bridger #3 issue [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #6463724
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It is a simple fix

Re: Bridger #3 issue [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #6465450
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I set trap, hold it with left hand, put my thumb under the pan, then squeeze the spring lever down with 10" pliers til it lays flat

Re: Bridger #3 issue [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #6466137
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Bend your jaw tips on the outside up a bit should help some....YouTube good source though!

Re: Bridger #3 issue [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #6466586
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Don't dry snap them after adjustment otherwise you will be right back where you started. I keep a big old screwdriver in my trapper bag to fix this out in the field if need be.


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Re: Bridger #3 issue [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #6467108
02/19/19 09:51 PM
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That's a good idea. I actually called MB today and asked about it. They were very nice and emailed me pictures of how they do it. They said it is the result of the 4 coil. I bought them that way. As a side note I did notice in the photos that the springs and supports were bent downward on the loose jaw side. I tried it on one I'll try to let folks know how it does.


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