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970 Puma game warden

Postby whiskeytango315 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:50 am

Hey guys,
I have a long shot request, I was given a 970 puma in trade for an "heirloom" repair for a friend. It seems to be all there, but the lock bar is broken. Also the scales are broken but I can make those, not sure what wood would be good. Personally l think ebony would be neat. Anyhow I'm looking for a lockbar. Can send money or trade some parts. Let me know if anyone can help out with this.

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Re: 970 Puma game warden

Postby just bob » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:17 am

You can buy spring steel from Jantz and make your own lock bar. It's easy to do. Beware the S &H - maybe someone on here as a small pc. they would sell?
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Re: 970 Puma game warden

Postby whiskeytango315 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:54 am

just bob wrote:You can buy spring steel from Jantz and make your own lock bar. It's easy to do. Beware the S &H - maybe someone on here as a small pc. they would sell?

Thanks,

I am working on a kabar 1179 currently with the same problem. First time with a lock back folder. The kabar lock is not available for a pattern though. Trying to freehand a pattern. Any thoughts?

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Re: 970 Puma game warden

Postby orvet » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:06 pm

I don't think spring steel is necessary for a lock bar. It is necessary for the spring that tensions the lock bar, but the bar itself should need to be overly hard. I have a number of Schrade lock bars and I don't think they are spring steel, though I have never tested them for hardness.
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Re: 970 Puma game warden

Postby whiskeytango315 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:51 pm

orvet wrote:I don't think spring steel is necessary for a lock bar. It is necessary for the spring that tensions the lock bar, but the bar itself should need to be overly hard. I have a number of Schrade lock bars and I don't think they are spring steel, though I have never tested them for hardness.

Agreed, I don't think there is any reason these would need to be spring steel either.

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Re: 970 Puma game warden

Postby muskrat man » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:42 pm

the bar can be made from any proper thickness steel with reasonable durability.
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