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to the expert and pro trappers-
do body grip springs wear out or get weak with use ?
one of my oldest 110's has had 2 misses or pull outs
(i don't know which) the last 2 times. before that, i
took out a squirrel that i thought was gone, but it started
moving some while i was resetting and i had to give it a
thump. i've not had any non-lethal catches in the past
out of any of the b.g. traps i have that i can remember.

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valuable info on these past topics

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i'll have to go ahead and assume it's old and weak.
i caught one yesterday that was not a lethal catch,
and had to give it a thump to settle it.

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best to retire trap and buy a new one, save old one for parts. To buy one spring most times costs more than one new whole trap. Minnesota Trapline is a good place to get trap or check spring price.
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to the expert and pro trappers-
do body grip springs wear out or get weak with use ?
one of my oldest 110's has had 2 misses or pull outs
(i don't know which) the last 2 times. before that, i
took out a squirrel that i thought was gone, but it started
moving some while i was resetting and i had to give it a
thump. i've not had any non-lethal catches in the past
out of any of the b.g. traps i have that i can remember.

thanks in advance, and thanks to all who've posted
valuable info on these past topics
Universal replacement springs are $1.95 plus postage.New Duke 110s are $3.95 each or $39.95 a dozen,plus postage.
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best to retire trap. . . .
i did.
i have 14 others to use, so it won't be any hardship.
i had reason at first to suspect a neighbor of trespassing
and tripping what i had set out since another one was
fired with no sign of a catch. i'm not an "experienced"
or professional trapper and i guess this will be the first
trap i bought new that i actually "wore out". what little
trapping i do is ridding the place of varmints since fur
is so poor and ratty in this region. i have
some cheap leg hold traps that have broken and i
had to weld on to put them back in usable condition
and consider them another lesson in money wisely spent.

thank yall for answers and good advice

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Sometimes squirrels will climb over conibears and set them off. One way to "tweak" old springs is to open the eye of one of the springs, remove it from the conibears frame and pull it away from the other eye like you would if it was a wish bone of a turkey or chicken. This increases the distance between the springs eyes and will increase the tension a little. Re-install the eye back on the frame and use a vise to close the springs eye. Its only a temporary fix but it will work for a while until you can order new springs or buy new traps.

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