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Original U.S. Revolutionary War Era Blacksmith Made Iron Bear Trap from Northern New York - Possibly Hudson Bay Company - Circa 1790 - 1820

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Original Item: One of a Kind. From the early days of trapping in North America here is a very early and primitive wrought Iron Bear Trap, as used in the dense pine forests when everyone wanted a genuine Bear Skin Over Coat.

This example is complete with two major Springs on either end , has a toothed set of clamps and even the original anchoring chain with three barbed hooks to anchor the trap securing the wild beast until the hunter returned.

A really good example in very good but rusted condition with 12" jaws that can break a anything's leg that steps on it. It looks to be complete, but we are definitely not going to do any tests to see if it is still functional. There are some teeth missing, and due to the rust on it, trying to set it may end up destroying it. Measures 19" x 15 1/2", which would make a great ornament by the fire place.

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