Bridger #110 Magnum Single Spring Body Grip Trap
September 13, 2017
I purchased a dozen of the original manufacturer style of this type of trap in the very early 60's. Those were very good. I searched for this style and found them at Fleming's. I bought 2 of the Bridger. One works well. The other has problems. First the 3 position toggle would not fit into the trip mechanism and resulted in a snapped trap, several times. Upon examination the metal strap that fits around one of the bars of the body of the trap is mis-shaped. the gap where the toggle fits does not have parallel sides. A few minute with a thin metal file corrected that issue. Second the metal strap is not circular or round where it fits around the round trap bar. It could have been flattened during shipping. Last one of the circles at the ends of the spring that closes the trap is also mis-sharpened. The spring, when the trap is set, cannot be maneuvered to place/set the trap other than in one position. I may be hyper-critical but the original manufacturer's units worked well for several decades.
Poor quality control.