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Help with Western L46-8

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by Cswilli, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Cswilli

    Cswilli

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    Nov 29, 2016
    A few years ago I bought a western l46-8 and now I have discovered that it has wood handles. What's the deal with this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Vit_213

    Vit_213

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    Feb 4, 2011
  3. zzyzzogeton

    zzyzzogeton Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2013
    Pics needed to provide specific info.

    It "could" be a factory mistake although I doubt it. The only deliberate mismatches I know of were delrin handled W46-8s.

    Sometimes people mistake the highly compressed leather for wood, but frequently the leather discs would become compromised and the owner would replace the leather with wood slabs.
     
  4. sac troop

    sac troop

    769
    Mar 4, 2009
    I agree, pictures will help with getting a good answer. There is testimony out there that Western did repair some WW2 knives sent into them by the owners and got the original handle replaced with wood.
    Does the blade have the "L46" stamped on it?
    Also when Coleman owned Western, they didn't hold strictly to the original intent of the stock number. Lots of examples of knives with stock numbers that should indicate a specific handle material that were sold with a different type handle.
     
  5. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    Could have been a mislabeled knife on the bay. It happens!
     
  6. Cswilli

    Cswilli

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    Nov 29, 2016
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  7. Cswilli

    Cswilli

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    Nov 29, 2016
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  8. Cswilli

    Cswilli

    4
    Nov 29, 2016
    Can't figure out how to get a picture on here.
     
  9. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    Here is a picture of my W46-8 resting on the table.

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  10. Vit_213

    Vit_213

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    Feb 4, 2011

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