Pocket knife repair and restoration

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by sac troop, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. sac troop

    sac troop

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    Mar 4, 2009
    Camco asked me to post some pictures for him in order to start a thread on the subject of pocket knives repair and their parts.
    Below are pictures of a Camillus 1960 MIL-K with no snap in the springs as you can see from the first pic. I sent it off to Camco and now she’s better than new.

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    In the next post to this thread I’ll be posting the pictures that Camco sent me showing the steps he took restoring/repairing this knife.
     
  2. sac troop

    sac troop

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    Mar 4, 2009
    OK so now here come the pics from the shop. Camco will be adding his comments and descriptions to these pictures to show us the process he goes thru to repair this knife. So bare with us as we build this thread.

    First of all let me introduce you all to Arlyss. He’s the shop foreman. He maybe smiling in this picture but I don’t think he’ll stand for any foolishness so behave.:D


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  3. sac troop

    sac troop

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    Mar 4, 2009
    More pics!

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  4. sac troop

    sac troop

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    Mar 4, 2009
    More pics.

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  5. sac troop

    sac troop

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    Mar 4, 2009
    More pics.

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  6. sac troop

    sac troop

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    Mar 4, 2009
    The last set of pics.

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    Camco I'm sure these aren't exactly in the order you would like them to be hopefully this works out the way you want.
     
  7. sac troop

    sac troop

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    Mar 4, 2009
    More pics.

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  8. Vit_213

    Vit_213

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    Feb 4, 2011
    I look forward to comments and descriptions
     
  9. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    The MIL-K is one of my all-time favorite knives. I'd love to be able to replace backsprings on a couple of mine. I have good backsprings from parts knives.

    I even have a shop foreman to assist.

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  10. Macheton

    Macheton

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    Jan 18, 2006
    This thread came up just in time. The spring for the screwdriver/can opener on my Mil-K broke. One piece is hanging from the center pin and I lost the other end. I thought about hand filing making my own spring using the remaining piece as a pattern. Is that spring the same shape on either end? What kind steel are the springs and pins made of? Worst case I guess I could buy a parts knife. I wonder if the new ones by Ontario will interchange parts. Thanks
     
  11. Brett Allen

    Brett Allen

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    Jun 10, 2013
    Wow! Nice restore! Great work Camco and thanks for sharing Sac Troop.
     
  12. Old Bowie

    Old Bowie

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    Oct 10, 2005
    Good job Sac Troop - I just repaired an Elk Cutlery pocket knife. An epic adventure because it was in pieces with one broken blade


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    I'm looking for a shop foreman.
     
  13. B-17_Dave_1943

    B-17_Dave_1943

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    Nov 17, 2019
    Thanks, PhotoSuckit. :mad:
     
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