The pan on the No. 15 trap reads "Denali Fur And Trade Company, No. 15, HBC. This trap weighs 24 lb., and is 36" long with a jaw spread of 12". The cast jaws are offset and have teeth. The heavy chain has a swivel and a large ring like the old traps.
Each trap has its own serial number. The serial number is stamped on the right hand side of the frame. The No. 6 starts with DFT and the No. 15 starts with DFT.
Prices for the Denali Fur & Trade are:
The No. 6 is unbelievably large. Its weight is a whopping 48 lb., and it is 45" long with a jaw spread of 17". This size trap was used to catch the largest, most powerful bears. The chain has a swivel and a large ring just like the old traps.
the trap is just like the traps used by the early pioneers, explorers, and trappers. These hardy people demanded quality and reliability in their equipment. This is the kind of trap they would have used. The name of the pan reads "DAKOTA FUR AND TRADE COMPANY, No. 6, HBC".
This trap represents the hardy people who made the Dakotas great. The pan is so large it's like a small frying pan. The springs are stout and made of the finest tempered spring steel and each will compress at about 375 pounds of pressure. It takes a strong vice or clamps to compress the springs!
if you want to rust your trap, soak it with salt water once or twice a day for up to two weeks until it turns the desired color.
Prices for the Dakota Fur & Trade are: