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Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: gman] #6604241
08/27/19 01:34 PM
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Not sure what all the fuss is about as I don't follow the threads like I ust to but I will say I have known the Cavens longer than most, Tim and Nancy before some of the kids were born as the entire family is "the salt of the earth". They have done more for trapping and its past, present and most likely future that anyone I know. Keep up the good work MTP and don't change what you are doing.


Peace is that brief glorious moment when everybody stands around reloading
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Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: gman] #6604577
08/27/19 10:03 PM
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Rob if your reading. I love the bridger dogless would like to see a wide face offset cast jaw on those bridgers.


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Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: gman] #6604612
08/27/19 10:41 PM
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I read it, but still have no idea what's going on.

Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: gman] #6604711
08/28/19 06:32 AM
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There is a message pinned at the top of the page (not the thread).

Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: B. Shope] #6604721
08/28/19 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by B. Shope
Rob if your reading. I love the bridger dogless would like to see a wide face offset cast jaw on those bridgers.


Me too

Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: Green Bay] #6604902
08/28/19 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Green Bay
There is a message pinned at the top of the page (not the thread).


Read that too, still confused.

Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: cfowler] #6604904
08/28/19 02:04 PM
08/28/19 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by cfowler
MB550's ROCK! cool

Yes they do. I bought another dozen just over a month ago. More goodies to come.

Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: eastwood44mag] #6604964
08/28/19 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by eastwood44mag
Originally Posted by Green Bay
There is a message pinned at the top of the page (not the thread).


Read that too, still confused.



I think his apology is for using the jaws that were made for the Bridgers for the MBs until they find an alternative foundry to cast USA made jaws.

Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: ebsurveyor] #6605002
08/28/19 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ebsurveyor
Originally Posted by Mac
I have dealt with MTP since they started up in business. Great folks to deal with. Don't know what this post is referring to.
But, in case Rob read this, I love the MB550 but if you would make the trap with a pan that was adjustable I would be appreciative. To me, it would be perfect at that point.
I know that guys adjust it by bending the dog etc. but to me it would be an incredible improvement to make the pan adjustable. Too much monkeying around for my liking.
Keep up the good work. And like I said, great folks to deal with.
Mac

OK, I looked up the line and found Rob's post. Good post.
Rob, an expert with traps like yourself can probably adjust those fine traps.
An old fart like me has not found a way to do so easily and reliably.
Still MTP and MB trap fan. I know I am a very small fish in a very big sea of trappers. I only have 3 dozen MB 550's but I need an easy way to adjust them. LOL
Mac


Hey Mac, are you going over to Windsor next month? If you are we need to talk about this. I'll bring a four coil and show you how to monkey with it. In less time than it takes to type this we can set it to your liking.


I am going to try to. You at camp? I will private mail you if I can make it. Thanks



Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: gman] #6605026
08/28/19 06:32 PM
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Dittos with all who responded. Years ago I had a question on an adjustment and I called after fighting it to take a "shot in the dark" and one of the gals up front gave me to Rob within a minute of calling and he walked me through it and was extremely helpful and polite. I am a Michigan man but have bought all of my stuff from MTP and will continue to do so. Don't loose any sleep over it sir! Good people, just tellin.

Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: gman] #6605099
08/28/19 08:06 PM
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MTP is one of the best suppliers and trap manufacturers we have and probably ever will have. I'll stick with the Cavens come (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) or high water. They've earned my respect and loyalty because of their demonstrated hard work, honesty, genuine dedication to fellow trappers, and for being good people by doing the right thing.

A big thanks to the Caven family and their extended family at Minnesota Trapline Products!


"...in a very few days we succeeded in taking over one hundred beaver, the skins of which were worth ten dollars per pound."
Jim Beckwourth (1856)
Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: gman] #6605107
08/28/19 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by gman
Rob-No need to apologize. A great trap. A great design. And I am glad they are still being made in the US!!! And sold by the best company I have ever dealt with. With that being said-if you ever produce a 650 sized MB550 I will take the first 20 dozen!!!

Originally Posted by gman
Rob-No need to apologize. A great trap. A great design. And I am glad they are still being made in the US!!! And sold by the best company I have ever dealt with. With that being said-if you ever produce a 650 sized MB550 I will take the first 20 dozen!!!

I agree, a #3 size style MB550 would be awesome


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Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: Mac] #6605152
08/28/19 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Mac

Hey Mac, are you going over to Windsor next month? If you are we need to talk about this. I'll bring a four coil and show you how to monkey with it. In less time than it takes to type this we can set it to your liking.

I am going to try to. You at camp? I will private mail you if I can make it. Thanks


Yep, in Portage chasing bears.

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Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: gman] #6605202
08/28/19 10:04 PM
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That settles it. Was looking at another brand, but I guess Iíll buy my 5th dozen of the MBís. I donít have time to mess with traps, call me lazy but I like opening the box, spraying them off and setting them. Pretty shiny brand new traps catch critters too, lol.

Last edited by Wanna Be; 08/28/19 10:04 PM.
Re: Rob Caven MB 550 [Re: gman] #6605215
08/28/19 10:18 PM
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I donít use 550s because here we can use 650s on land I also use 750s for beaver, I always liked and will continue to use them for their purpose.

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