Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

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Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby mmmorici » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:28 pm

What time frame is this old case xx muskrat knife from? Many Thanks
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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:40 pm

That would be from 1965-69.
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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby treefarmer » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:10 pm

I agree with Greg, but I was trying to see if there was a dot or two hidin' in the rust and patina below USA. ::hmm::
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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:12 pm

Wow!! That is a nice old muskrat, one of my favorite patterns!!
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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby XX Case XX » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:22 pm

Greg is correct: 1965-69, however, it's not Red Stag. It's bone. Still a very nice old Case. ::tu::

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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby espn77 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:24 pm

Take a closer look under the USA stamp. Might be dots under the patina??

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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:44 pm

I don't think those are dots under the U.S.A. If they are then it would date to the late seventies and that bone color just doesn't match the dark brown mottled color you would expect of a late seventies knife. I think it is U.S.A. era with that pretty bone.
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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby olderdogs1 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:59 pm

Greg is right, the pin placement is another giveaway. If it were a dotted knife, the pins wouldn't be that close to the bolsters. ::tu::

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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby espn77 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:00 pm

Should have kept my mouth shut. ::facepalm::

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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby XX Case XX » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:04 am

olderdogs1 wrote:Greg is right, the pin placement is another giveaway. If it were a dotted knife, the pins wouldn't be that close to the bolsters. ::tu::

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Do you or anyone else have a photo of a Case Muskrat where the pins ae in a different location on the handles? I'd like to see that just for my own education.

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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby olderdogs1 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:10 am

You can go to eBay and search for the older muskrats and compare them to the dotted versions that are listed, best way I know how.

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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:25 am

XX Case XX wrote:
olderdogs1 wrote:Greg is right, the pin placement is another giveaway. If it were a dotted knife, the pins wouldn't be that close to the bolsters. ::tu::

Tom

Hey Tom:

Do you or anyone else have a photo of a Case Muskrat where the pins ae in a different location on the handles? I'd like to see that just for my own education.

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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby RalphAlsip » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:44 am

I don't have a Case XX U.S.A (1965-1969) for comparison. Here is a comparison picture of Case XX and a Case XX U.S.A. 10 Dot (1970) to review.
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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby RalphAlsip » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:01 am

DOH ::dang:: I used the original post picture to compare the XX USA to the 10 dot 1970.
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Re: Old Case XX Red Stag Handle Muskrat

Postby XX Case XX » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:10 am

gsmith7158 wrote:
XX Case XX wrote:
olderdogs1 wrote:Greg is right, the pin placement is another giveaway. If it were a dotted knife, the pins wouldn't be that close to the bolsters. ::tu::

Tom

Hey Tom:

Do you or anyone else have a photo of a Case Muskrat where the pins ae in a different location on the handles? I'd like to see that just for my own education.

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Mike here is a 1973. You can see the difference.

Thanks Greg, I see the difference.

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