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Buck 311 Trapper?

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Fox1011, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Fox1011


    Oct 23, 2003
    I just picked up a few older Buck knives and have a pretty nice trapper pattern 311 in this batch. Did Buck have a model name for the 311? I just know it by the pattern.
    If Buck did use model names would anyone know how I could find a list of what they were called.
    Thanks for any information.

    Buck 311
  2. soloman61


    Jan 2, 2009
    I thought there was a sticky on here with that info. Chris Lappe has the info. I found it via Google search "Buck Slipjoint data" If you can't find it I can reproduce the list here.
  3. Fox1011


    Oct 23, 2003
    Thanks for the lead. I was able to find a good list of Old Timer and Uncle Henry knives some time ago. I know that Buck has nicknames for knives. Cadet, Lancer, ect. I have even found a few listed for sale and was able to piece a few of the discontinued models together such as the 317 Trailblazer. I did search the Buck Slip Joint data, and Buck knives slip joint data without any luck yet.
    If you do get a moment to post your list and it is not too much trouble I sure would appreciate it.
  4. The 311 was made by Camillus.

    Buck later introduced two in house Trappers, the 312 (Mini-Trapper) and the larger 314 (Trapper)

    Sometimes you will see the 311 called a "Slim Line" or "Slim" Trapper, but in Buck catalogs, it was always just "Trapper".
  5. Tin Sue

    Tin Sue Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    301-Stockman; 303-Cadet; 305-Lancer; 305S-Clipper; 307-Wrangler; 309-Companion; 310-Whittler; 311-Trapper; 312-MiniTrapper; 313-Muskrat; 314-Standard Trapper; 315-Yachtsman; 317-Trailblazaer; 319-Rancher; 321-Bird Knife; 322-Congress; 331-Large Barlow; 332-Barlow
  6. wolfdog


    Oct 4, 2009
    Do you have each of them, Tin Sue? That would be an interesting photo :)
  7. Fox1011


    Oct 23, 2003
    Many thankls Tin Sue for the list.
  8. Tin Sue

    Tin Sue Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2007

    I started out collecting 303's and those are my favorites and recently started picking up a few 301's as well; however, I also recently decided to try to pick up one of each of these slippies but don't have them all quite yet. I'm betting that 300Bucks not only has one of each of these, but also has every variation of each as well. I'm sure he post a family photo in the near future.
  9. Won't swear this list is perfect, but here's what I've compiled.

    Buck Slipjoint Data

    Schrade Contract knives 1966-1968

    301 Stockman (Large)
    303 Cadet (Medium Stockman)

    Camillus Contract Knives 300 Series (1968-Varies by model)

    301 Stockman (Large)
    303 Cadet (Medium Stockman)
    305 Lancer (small 2 blade)
    307 Wrangler (Extra large Stockman)
    309 Companion (med. 2 Blade)
    311 Slim Line Trapper
    313 Muskrat
    315 Yachtsman (Sailor)
    317 Trailblazer (2 blade Hunter)
    319 Rancher (Cattleman W/Punch)
    321 Bird Knife
    322 Congress
    329 Freedom Trapper
    330 Trapper set in ironwood (312 & 314)
    331 Granddaddy Barlow
    332 Barlow
    333 California Toothpick
    334 Millennium Trapper

    Buck In House Production 300 Series (1986-Present)

    301 Stockman (Large)
    303 Cadet (Medium Stockman)
    305 Lancer (small 2 blade)
    309 Companion (med. 2 Blade)

    Buck In House Discontinued Models

    305 Clipper (small blade and scissors)
    310 Whittler
    312 Small Trapper
    314 Trapper
  10. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    Tin Sue, On 300 I'd say thats an accurate assumption . He'll be along after he gets over his chili indigestion . I think this pot was a 2 alarm blaze . DM ;) ;)
  11. Oh lordy, now I'm afraid to even open an email from him today!!!! :D


    Aug 14, 2006
    Is the model 314 trapper what they call the "jumbo"trapper?
  13. While it is the largest Trapper at 4 1/8" closed, in Buck catalogs it was always just "Trapper".
  14. 300Bucks

    300Bucks Moderator Moderator

    Apr 19, 2005
    Been Pheasant and Quail hunting in Kansas. Very nice weather. Very Poor Shooting. My calfs hurt tonight.
    Will think a bit on what would be best here...300
  15. 300Bucks

    300Bucks Moderator Moderator

    Apr 19, 2005
    Let me add. The last time I added it up. The 1966 to 1989 versions of the standard black scale 300 series was at 56 different knives. So you see my hesitation in saying, "Sure, I'll have that right up." 300Bucks
  16. Tin Sue

    Tin Sue Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    :) :)

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