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#693668 - 04/24/08 04:59 PM ADJUST - night latching sleepy creek traps
kiddblast Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/31/08
Loc: TX
I am a not for sure how to night latch my new sleepy creek's. I see that you are suppose to notch the dog and I looked online but...Does anyone have any pictures or can explain in dummy terms?

thanks
andy
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#693673 - 04/24/08 05:06 PM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: kiddblast]
tecks Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/06/07
Loc: Pa
do it the same way you do a victor

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#693679 - 04/24/08 05:09 PM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: tecks]
kiddblast Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/31/08
Loc: TX
I have done a lot of Duke's, never done a victor...the cross on the pan throws me for a loop.
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#693680 - 04/24/08 05:10 PM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: tecks]
MMichtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Zone 2---Michigan
Do they have the Paws-I-trip pans?
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#693710 - 04/24/08 05:36 PM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: MMichtrapper]
canine louie Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/21/08
Loc: WI.
I have some S.C. #2s they had a bump at the end of the dog that they were saying should be a nightlacht. I didnt like it much so I filed the bump off and file a little shelf in the end of the dog for a nightlacht works well for me.


Edited by tmrschessie (07/21/13 07:35 AM)
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#693909 - 04/24/08 08:02 PM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: canine louie]
Paul R. Johnson Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/18/08
Loc: Adirondacks, NY
I just started to night latch my Sleepy Creek traps. It made a big differance. File a notch at the end of the dog a in the illi
ustation from the manufacture. Then shorten the end to adjust pan travel. I can.post some pics tomorrow evening. Paul

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#693958 - 04/24/08 08:28 PM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: Paul R. Johnson]
BigBob Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
Most people file the notch in the pan slot. Paws-a-trip's ARE night latched.
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#695255 - 04/26/08 05:20 AM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: BigBob]
Paul R. Johnson Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/18/08
Loc: Adirondacks, NY
PM sent Paul

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#695256 - 04/26/08 05:25 AM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: BigBob]
Paul R. Johnson Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/18/08
Loc: Adirondacks, NY
PM sent Paul

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#695296 - 04/26/08 07:10 AM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: TexA 68 & going]
coalminer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Pa
You have square pans i take. Put the dog in a vise, file it flat and square it up on the side that goes under the pan, take a triangle file and make a small notch on the end of the dog, your are done. I file all my dogs on my traps, never the pan, that is how I was taught and has worked for me, I have a bunch of SC traps, Duke , Bridger.
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#695324 - 04/26/08 07:50 AM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: coalminer]
ingvalsone Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/30/08
Loc: S.E. Minnesota, Caledonia
Sleeply Creek #2 double long spring

(1) set trap so pan is level.

(2) Mark dog where pan and dog meet

(3) clamp visegrip on dog on the mark you made and file half way through

(4) TA DA!!!! nightlatched sleepy creek
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#695399 - 04/26/08 09:17 AM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: ingvalsone]
Greg L Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/29/08
Loc: Thumb of MI
I guess that's one way of doing it but why don't you just file a short notch in the dog (l/32" or so) and adjust the cross frame until the pan sets level? With a night latch that long the pan would have to travel down a very long way before the trap fires. Not really gaining anything.

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#695441 - 04/26/08 09:48 AM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: Greg L]
ingvalsone Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/30/08
Loc: S.E. Minnesota, Caledonia
 Originally Posted By: Greg L
I guess that's one way of doing it but why don't you just file a short notch in the dog (l/32" or so) and adjust the cross frame until the pan sets level? With a night latch that long the pan would have to travel down a very long way before the trap fires. Not really gaining anything.


your right, that works to and probly easier. Forgot to say to file down the end until its a hair trigger.
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#695453 - 04/26/08 10:01 AM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: ingvalsone]
Greg L Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/29/08
Loc: Thumb of MI
I like your idea of using the vice grips to hold onto the dog and use them as a file guide. I will definately try that because it is always a pain to get the night latch started in the dog.

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#695761 - 04/26/08 06:06 PM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: Greg L]
the Black Spot Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: east central arkansas
if you have a dremel tool and one of the cut off wheels, it is quicker. just be careful and go easy.
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#695791 - 04/26/08 06:42 PM Re: night latching sleepy creek traps [Re: the Black Spot]
ingvalsone Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/30/08
Loc: S.E. Minnesota, Caledonia
I've used hand held chainsaw blade sharpeners to but, I still had to hit it with a file to get it just right.
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