4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Hoyt Buck produced the first Buck Knife in 1902. Hoyt and his son Al moved to San Diego and set up shop as H.H. Buck & Son in 1947. Al Buck revolutionized the knife industry in 1964 with the infamous Model 110 Folding Hunter. The company's innovative history and attention to quality have made for many great collectible knives.
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4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by Bill-in-Texas » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:29 am

Hey, All.
Has anyone come across a 4 dot 112 with small pins?
::shrug::
I found this one yesterday to add to my humble collection. Very clean, tight action, and hand-radiused.
I'll have to gather the 112s together for a group picture soon, for comparison's sake.
This one has a slimmer profile, like my early segua example, and others.
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Re: 4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by garddogg56 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:31 pm

Never in a Ranger 8) I have one in a 110 and a 111 ::nod::
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Re: 4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by Old Hunter » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:58 am

Wonder if it was re-bladed by Buck at some point in time? OH
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Re: 4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by Bill-in-Texas » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:11 am

OH,
It doesn't have the tapered scales & bolsters, characteristic of a rebladed Buck knife. (The sides are perfectly flat.) I wonder if Buck tried this on a limited run of 112s.

My biggest regret involves having my one and only micarta handled 112 rebladed by Buck. Although they did a decent job (it still opens very stiffly) I wish I had known beforehand that they would have to remove brass & micarta in the process.
Now I know... won't repeat that mistake.

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Re: 4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by Bill-in-Texas » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:45 am

Here's another picture showing detail of the pins. I included a "no dot" 2 pin for comparison.
Notice that they are all flush with the wood. I've never seen another like this. Weird, huh? :shock:
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Re: 4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by gunom » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:42 am

Hi, sure it wasn't sanded, in the picture the rocker rivet looks flat. George God bless

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Re: 4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by Bill-in-Texas » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:39 pm

No, George. It hasn’t been sanded.
I still don’t know why it has pins like it does. ::shrug::

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Re: 4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by kossetx » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:25 pm

Howdy Bill, having ground down my share of bucks I'm going to say it's been sanded. the edges are radiused but look flat topped. someone probably wanted to clean up a heavily verdigrised knife. pete
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Re: 4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by Bill-in-Texas » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 pm

Thanks, Pete.
I believe you’re right.

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Re: 4 Dot 112 Ranger -Oddity!

Post by 300Bucks » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:22 pm

The blade is four dots and the scale is three pin that looks sanded. Was going to say it is a two dot scale that was re-bladed back when with four dot blade. But if spring rivet is sanded flat (it does to me) it is a four dot that has been sanded. The radius edges can be found on four dot handles. Check out descriptions on 112 age chart in another forum........300Bucks

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