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#93904 - 10/17/11 04:26 PM Buck 112 Ranger (1973) ****
TAH Offline
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My 112 that I have owned and used since I was 12 years old. It's been on many trail rides. I bought this new (old stock) sheath and replace the Buck snap with a sterling, hand engraved, snap. Original black sheath is enjoying semi-retirement.



Thanks for looking! smile
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#93927 - 10/18/11 02:12 PM Re: Buck 112 Ranger (1973) [Re: TAH]
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Those Bucks are great knives!
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#93928 - 10/18/11 03:05 PM Re: Buck 112 Ranger (1973) [Re: Rick Magee]
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That is a nice knife :-)
I must get me one of those and put some stag scales to it :-)
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#93929 - 10/18/11 04:27 PM Re: Buck 112 Ranger (1973) [Re: TAH]
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Tom

Great knife. Congratulations on keeping it, in what looks like, pristine condition.
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#93970 - 10/19/11 03:49 PM Re: Buck 112 Ranger (1973) [Re: rodbrown]
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Thanks Rick and Rod. The handle is near perfect, but the blade has a few honest scratches that remind me of my childhood. smile Amazingly, the blade still locks up tight in all directions.

kalervo, Buck did a limited run on 112's with stag. They are commonly offered on eBay. Here's one from a completed auction...

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#93971 - 10/19/11 04:09 PM Re: Buck 112 Ranger (1973) [Re: TAH]
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Tom,
Those Bucks ... great knives for a lot of us ... my first good "sheath" knife was a Buck Pathfinder ...
Son #2 now has it!
Your 112 is terrific!
Tony
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#93972 - 10/19/11 04:38 PM Re: Buck 112 Ranger (1973) [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Thanks Tony. I love Buck Knives. To me, they are THE American production knife like Randall is THE American handmade knife. Since you mentioned the Pathfinder, give me a minute, then go to the Fixed Blade Photo Gallery. wink
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#93992 - 10/20/11 09:09 AM Re: Buck 112 Ranger (1973) [Re: TAH]
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Awesome. Thanbk's for the pic Tom.
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#94061 - 10/22/11 09:42 AM Re: Buck 112 Ranger (1973) [Re: kalervo]
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Tom,
That 112 stag is an excellent knife. I am going to get in the market for one of those. Off to e-bay. Thanks for sharing.
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#94318 - 10/28/11 05:16 AM Re: Buck 112 Ranger (1973) [Re: HALORANGER]
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When I focussed on US made folding knives in the late 1970's the 112 Ranger was my first love. But in those times they were nearly impossible to get in Germany. A sled-dog musher friend from Switzerland, who had lived in Alaska for some years, did import my first Bucks directly from a knife shop in Anchorage.
BTW I also had noticed a Colt Barry Wood, which my Swiss friend always carried in the pocket of his parka, reminding him on his Alaska times, where a locking folder without spring would be better in harsh and cold weather conditions.
And of course I have that knife too in my actual collection.

Let me show You my two first edition 112s from 1969, brass spring holder and black Micarta scales. The integral bolsters and liners are of cast brass, which You can see on the inclusions, even factory polished. One has been refinished by Leroy Reemer, who had worked at the Buck Custom Shop in the 1980's, the other one is original. And I love that original black leather pouch with lots of character. I would be curious to know, what stories those two beauties could tell.

Thanks for looking,

Uli









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