Bought this trap at auction a while back because of the size, but after getting it, noticed a few odd things.
First, the levers set to the inside.
Second, compared to the standard jump trap, the lever is about four times as heavy and almost looks like it is cast iron.
Last, the pan shape is odd. It is rectangular, but notched for the levers to clear.
I can barely make out the wording on the pan, but can see a 3 on it. However, when set side by side with a Victor #3 jump, this trap is far larger.
I bought it thinking it was a No 4.
Back to the pan.
The odd shape is one thing.
Doing the research, I thought I had this pegged as a Triumph but the levers in every example I can find are nothing more than sheet metal. The levers on this trap are thick.
Perhaps an early model?
But then, even with most of the stamping gone on the pan, what I can see isn't matching up either.
The guide dogs on either side of the pan appear heavier than the Triumph as well.
I can not set this trap. Only thing I haven't tried is clamping it. But it is a STRONG trap... takes both hands to get one lever down.
Any information on this is welcome! Same with the Victor shown.
Thanks in advance