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My "new" Boy Scout hatchet!

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by John G, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    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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  2. Helle

    Helle

    Dec 9, 2005
    Hey, that's pretty cool.:thumbup:

    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
     
  3. Snakedoc

    Snakedoc

    Mar 7, 2007
    That is a good find. I like the old Boy Scout hatchets.
     
  4. pimpnugget

    pimpnugget Basic Member Basic Member

    870
    Mar 10, 2008
    great find are you going to use it ? and i would reprofile it and ude the hell out of it
     
  5. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    Looks like a decent little project you have there. Nice little pick up.
     
  6. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    Thanks guys. And yes, I'm most definately going to use it! It would be a shame not to!
     
  7. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    That looks awesome. Have someone sharpen it up and made rehandle it
     
  8. coaldigger

    coaldigger

    Jan 27, 2007
    Cool find 'Ol Bud ! First time I had ever seen one !
     
  9. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    The handle is actually not too bad. I might give it some linseed oil, but that's it.
     
  10. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    BSA Item No. 1424. Made 1948-1960. The earlier ones were painted black. Later ones were painted green.
     
  11. mcjhrobinson

    mcjhrobinson

    977
    Nov 2, 2008
    wow nice score! i love seeing the words "made in USA" :)
     
  12. DPKnives

    DPKnives

    Nov 6, 2007
    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
     
  13. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    Sounds like a plan, Doug! It'll be cool to meet everyone in person, maybe try out my primitive fishing rig.
     
  14. texastonydobbs

    texastonydobbs

    May 25, 2007
    awesome find , Congrats !!
     
  15. MikeH

    MikeH

    Oct 18, 2001
    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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