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Out of sight mole traps

Posted By: varmintshooter

Out of sight mole traps - 05/10/21 12:13 AM

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
VS
Posted By: Tony H

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/10/21 01:27 AM

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.
Posted By: varmintshooter

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/11/21 12:33 AM

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.
Posted By: Tony H

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/11/21 01:10 AM

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.
Posted By: DanN

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/11/21 01:10 AM

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.
Posted By: iayogi17

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/11/21 01:08 PM

what to see what 2022 brings for trap options
Posted By: Tony H

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/11/21 02:57 PM

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.
Posted By: Bob Jameson

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/16/21 09:41 PM

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.
Posted By: LAtrapper

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/16/21 10:27 PM

Here is a link to their advertisement- https://www.ruralking.com/catalog/product/view/id/43856

It looks like they can be ordered.
Posted By: yoteguts

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/22/21 07:33 PM

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.
Posted By: AJE

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/25/21 03:36 AM

When did Victor cheapen the OOS trap? I haven't bought a brand new 1 in a while.
Posted By: yoteguts

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 05/25/21 09:04 AM

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.
Posted By: JoeyHalk

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 06/29/21 09:51 PM

On WCS website it says the traps are unavailable due to redesigning. Does anyone know if they are going back to the old style?
Posted By: Young WCO

Re: Out of sight mole traps - 06/30/21 05:36 PM

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.
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