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    My "new" Boy Scout hatchet!


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    I picked this one up today at an antique co-op shop. Bridgeport Boy Scout hatchet. So, what now? I get a file and reprofile it? Looks like I just bought myself a new project!








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    Hey, that's pretty cool.

    Congrats on the find.

    I would just lay out the old mouse pad and sand paper and start with 220 wet/dry and work my way up.


    Thanks for sharing
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    That is a good find. I like the old Boy Scout hatchets.

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    great find are you going to use it ? and i would reprofile it and ude the hell out of it

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    Looks like a decent little project you have there. Nice little pick up.

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    Thanks guys. And yes, I'm most definately going to use it! It would be a shame not to!

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    That looks awesome. Have someone sharpen it up and made rehandle it
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    Cool

    Cool find 'Ol Bud ! First time I had ever seen one !

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    The handle is actually not too bad. I might give it some linseed oil, but that's it.

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    BSA Item No. 1424. Made 1948-1960. The earlier ones were painted black. Later ones were painted green.

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    wow nice score! i love seeing the words "made in USA"

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    John That is very cool. Are you going to bring that to the WNY gathering next weekend? That would be a great place to try it out. Doug
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    Sounds like a plan, Doug! It'll be cool to meet everyone in person, maybe try out my primitive fishing rig.

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    awesome find , Congrats !!

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    Hi, it appears I have the exact same hatchet. My hatchet has U.S PAT 1.830.663 MADE IN USA written on the right side of it. the has BRIDGEPORT HDWE MFG CORP. BRIDGEPORT CONN USA on it. So my question is if you knew what year it was from. i couldnt find much about it on the internet. thank you very much.

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    Mine is painted red and has a rubber handle where the wood is. Head and handle shaft identical to the one pictured. Purchased new in 1959. Still with my basement tools, I primarily use it now for yard work, chopping up tree stumps.

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