How to re-assemble your Fenn Trap

Occasionally you may find that your trap has come apart. This can happen when the trap has been sprung without anything between the jaws – i.e. a “dry-fire”. Should you wish to test your trap or display it to another person, then you should place something between the jaws. The best thing  is a tight roll of cardboard around 3 inches in diameter.

These traps have strong springs and there is a technique to doing this which makes it easier and safer. The technique is to grasp the trap tightly as shown in photo 2, and then push forwards and downwards slightly. Then lean forward and use your chest or shoulder to assist your hand to press down further. It does not need brute strength – just slow steady pressure until the cross bar and strike bar hooks engage. You will have to use your free hand to align these two parts so that they hook up.

At first it might look complicated but with a little practice you will find it quite easy

To re-assemble your trap, just follow this illustrated guide.


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