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Trap ID Question #6636310
10/09/19 08:27 PM
10/09/19 08:27 PM
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I asked this on another forum but wanted to see what y'all have to say on the matter.

Okay, I've got a question for the wiser than I crowd. Which is, pretty much, most of you.

I've got a bunch of 330 conibears. Most of which are Dukes. But I've got some that I don't know what they are. I was going through them today and there are about 4 different traps in my pile. some are 10 X 9, some are 10 X 10, and I maye even have some that are 10 1/2 X 10. I've got about a half dozen that are square cornered and the rest are bent back corners,such as the Dukes, and even in the corner bend, I'm finding different bends.

I've collected 330s from different places over the years, some from E-Bay, some from auction, some from other trappers selling out, and some I've bought new from catalogs and hardware stores. Thus, I have wound up with a mixed up, tangled up, unidentified mess!

How do you determine who the manufacturer is? Is there somewhere I can go to compare what I have and get them identified? Not that it matters out on the line when I start catching beaver, but I'd just like to know if I have all Dukes or some Bridgers, Victors or Newhouse mixed in.

What say yee, Brethren?


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Re: Trap ID Question [Re: Muddawg] #6636319
10/09/19 08:41 PM
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Sometimes the maker is stamped on the dog or trigger.

Re: Trap ID Question [Re: Muddawg] #6636329
10/09/19 08:57 PM
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The square corners are Victors but you should be able to see a mark on the side of the dog. Victors will say conibear on them. Dukes say Taiwan I think.

Re: Trap ID Question [Re: Muddawg] #6636390
10/09/19 10:12 PM
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Thanks much! I'll go back and see if there's anything on the dogs.


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Re: Trap ID Question [Re: Muddawg] #6636431
10/09/19 11:02 PM
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There are 2 brands that are stamped on the top of the clamp that holds the wire.

MTI - Montgomery Traps, Inc.

BMI - Butera Mfg. Inc.

Herters body traps have a very unique wire attachment. It is multi part that is able to bend.

There are other unique little clues as to the manufacturer

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