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Out of sight mole traps #7261085
05/09/21 08:13 PM
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I bought several doz Victor Out of Sight mole trap. Their new cheap versions coil springs are half the diameter as the original. The new ones I can set with my hands and the older version Sampson would have to have a set of setters.
Does anyone on here make coil springs. I want to change out the weak springs for ones that work.
Thanks
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Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7261137
05/09/21 09:27 PM
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Yep. I am having some made. I expect them to be finished any day now. Problem is the springs are expensive. The other problem would be getting the replacement spring on the trap.

Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: Tony H] #7261747
05/10/21 08:33 PM
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If the springs you are getting are the same diameter wire and have the same number of coils I would like to order some. If I can get the info on ordering the springs I would appreciate it. I intend to cut the pin spring bolt and replace it with a SS bolt. I think the old traps were cast iron and the new ones are cast aluminum. I really cant beleive Victor made a change that big without changing the name or model number.

Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7261785
05/10/21 09:10 PM
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The springs Iím having made are technically only for the steel framed traps and will be exact copies. Iím not sure if the new aluminum frame traps can withstand the forces of the stronger spring. There, I covered my a**. Also, you might want to think twice about how you are going to put the new spring on. It is going to require special tooling. Iím still working on that.

Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7261786
05/10/21 09:10 PM
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Don't bother putting stronger springs on them , the aluminum frames won't handle the stiffer springs and will quickly be broken. They are very fragile.

Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7262110
05/11/21 09:08 AM
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what to see what 2022 brings for trap options


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Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7262198
05/11/21 10:57 AM
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Yeah hopefully here in the next month or so I will have my prototype worked out. Sometimes when you want something done right you just gotta do it yourself.

Last edited by Tony H; 05/11/21 11:07 AM.
Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7265732
05/16/21 05:41 PM
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Went to Rural King to pick up some things today. Ran by the area for gardening and found a shelf full of Victor OS traps. Appears they are just like the old cast steel traps. Took one out from the box to examine it. Heavy duty and very strong springs. No aluminum traps here. $12.00 each. At least they werent with this batch of traps.

Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7265760
05/16/21 06:27 PM
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Here is a link to their advertisement- https://www.ruralking.com/catalog/product/view/id/43856

It looks like they can be ordered.


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Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7270114
05/22/21 03:33 PM
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Our rural king is out of stock. Bought the last four our ace store had. They have since restocked and they are the junk ones. This has to hurt victors sales. They were very weak imo.




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Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7271864
05/24/21 11:36 PM
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When did Victor cheapen the OOS trap? I haven't bought a brand new 1 in a while.


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Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7271905
05/25/21 05:04 AM
05/25/21 05:04 AM
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Hope Mr.Duke is watching. Is there anyplace in the states to get any of the mole traps made in the UK? Taplex, duffus etc??? I think I would get back into the mole business if I could find reliable traps.




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More trappin' and less yappin'.



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Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7296226
06/29/21 05:51 PM
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On WCS website it says the traps are unavailable due to redesigning. Does anyone know if they are going back to the old style?


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Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: JoeyHalk] #7296782
06/30/21 01:36 PM
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Someone from Univar told my Dad that OOS are being remade and will be available in fall. I also heard that Duke is having them made and will be available at the end of the year.

Re: Out of sight mole traps [Re: varmintshooter] #7326790
08/10/21 06:24 PM
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I just bought one for the set tool for my old traps and was shocked at the differents


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