#11 Blake and Lamb Double Long spring traps

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by TX Fisherman, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    I found 10 #11 Blake and Lamb double long spring traps, all for 49.99, is this a good deal? and will these traps work for racoons? the seller claims theyre great for racoons, btu i figured id ask yall first, so is this a good buy, and are these good traps for racoons?
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    The #11s will work on coon,mink and smaller stuff fine Kev . I like a 1 1/2 better tho.
     

  3. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    i would rather the blake and lamb 11 over the 1 1/2 anyday. they are far better trap. and plenty strong. you did good by getting them
     
  4. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    My experience with the 1 1/2 a coon can get the longspring wedged against something and release the pressure and escape. Sometimes all I had was 1 1/2s so I'd set 2 at the set.
    I generally used #2s They have double springs. 1 1/2 have one spring.
    When I lost several traps one year I started buying old 1 1/2 and #2 longsprings.
    No body would steal them.
    Yeah Kevin you got a good deal.
    When buying used traps you want to be careful that the springs are still strong.
    If you find a weak one you can slip another spring inside the weak one.
    I used to buy junk traps to use for parts. Its been a lot of years ago and it was easy to find traps at sales.

    the best to ya
    just
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    wasnt tryin to say anything bad bout the #11 i should have said I prefer a1 1/2 coil ias that was what I ment ,oh well. I use very few longsprings myself. the compactness of them speeds up setting for me.
     
  6. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    11 are one of the better coon traps, 1 1/2 coils are good to. and their a some more. little griz, etc. price is't bad for new are close to it. I would think you would like them,
    Jim
     
  7. CoonX

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    Bob, the way to prevent this, is to change the traps swivel point.
    Drill a hole on the frame opposite of the spring and place the swivel and chain there.
    By doing that, it will change the angle of pull. Instead of pulling away from the spring, it'll pull towards the spring and a stronger hold.

    :004: Will



    Forgot to mention, with a double long spring trap, it would help a lot to clamp a center swivel on it.
     
  8. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    out of the gazillion coon ihave caught i have never had one get out of a 11 double not one. i cant say the same thig for the 1 1/12 though. matter of fact i have held all kinds of stuff in them from coons to coytes when they decide to work a coon set.always there in the morning
     
  9. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    im confused, so are the 11 double long spring traps good for racoon sets? and if so how much should i be willing to spend on 10 blake and lamb #11 double long spring traps?
     
  10. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    dont know nothing myself about spring traps. if it were me id would just find some 220 conibears.
     
  11. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Yeah, they're good traps. Way it sounds, you'll get a good price on them.
    :big_smile: Heck, by now, you should now how any thread could drift
     
  12. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    I don't know about the brand you asked about but a Duke #11 will run $6.99 new and Sleepy Creek will run about $9.69 each for new. I would say you are getting a good deal if you like using double long spring traps.
     
  13. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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  14. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Yes the double spring traps are good coon traps.

    If you can get 1 1/2 coilspring traps for near the same money I wouldn't get the B&Ls.

    good luck
    just