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DSC_0101.JPG.3ab15ead656001b3d9b4849cc8917665.JPG found this today at an antique show. Obviously a trap of some discription so got it for my little collection. After a bit of digging its a Sara patent rabbit trap from around 1905. Still working but abit weak. Any trap collectors on here shed any more light on it? 

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1 minute ago, Ratmanwan3 said:

DSC_0101.JPG.3ab15ead656001b3d9b4849cc8917665.JPG found this today at an antique show. Obviously a trap of some discription so got it for my little collection. After a bit of digging its a Sara patent rabbit trap from around 1905. Still working but abit weak. Any trap collectors on here shed any more light on it? 

Don’t suppose ye fancy setting it an tripping it off so we can see the diff pics an get idea of it please👍

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DSC_0102.JPG.500c79fe3ca0ea4e979909fdbc82d7ff.JPGthat's it set. I presume it's buried like fenns ect. When the rabbit steps on the plate it knocks the catch on the left and spring shoots up bringing the Jaws up with it.

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2 minutes ago, Ratmanwan3 said:

DSC_0102.JPG.500c79fe3ca0ea4e979909fdbc82d7ff.JPGthat's it set. I presume it's buried like fenns ect. When the rabbit steps on the plate it knocks the catch on the left and spring shoots up bringing the Jaws up with it.

Do ye stand on the front bits to set it ? Looks like it works like the juby or imbra?

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You can set it by hand, it's not very strong. Even when new I don't think you would of had to tread on it to set. I've never seen one of these so wondering how collectable it is and what it's worth? 

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I am told that they were never much good  and having a close look at them you can see why ! too complicated and not enough power would be generated by the spring also they are quite hard to come by and the price may come as a shock , the trap market is a bit depressed right now but it will climb back in the future and you have a Jewel in your hands

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You can see the spring wouldn't of been great and I think it would of struggled to hold a rabbit. 

I emailed pictures to a collector saying it wasn't for sale but he gave me a guesstimate at between £500-£1000.

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