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Old nail in steps?

Unread postby Seeker529 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:20 am

Went for a hike with the rifle into the swamp yesterday and I stumbled onto this tree fallen down and I sat to take a break I noticed these metal pieces that looked like steps nailed into the tree .. must’ve been there along time since the nails were rusted and tree was rotted... does anyone know what they are or when they were made?
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Re: Old nail in steps?

Unread postby mspaci » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:32 am

I remember guys pounding in railroad spikes for steps, in ny too
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Unread postby Crazinamatese » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:47 am

Thats a cool find. Never seen steps like that. Sometimes those old stand sites are really good spots to hunt.
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Re: Old nail in steps?

Unread postby sbeasley » Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:21 pm

Never saw square stock for steps before. Bet your paycheck they weren’t made in China. If they were attached with square nails they might be older than Dan :D
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Re: Old nail in steps?

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:57 pm

Looks like an accident waiting to happen. :o
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Unread postby Wapiti » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:25 pm

mspaci wrote:I remember guys pounding in railroad spikes for steps, in ny too


Was common in MD as well 25-30 years ago
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Unread postby treeroot » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:05 am

Sometimes I see things made back in the day and think, men were men back then. Sometimes I see things like these and wonder how many people must've ate it using them.
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Re: Old nail in steps?

Unread postby Seeker529 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:50 am

It’s not really mobile hunting for today’s standards... but back in the day I can see someone using these for light weight and then carry a hammer to pry off, relocate and reuse on a tree farther down the line! I love finding old relics like this
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Unread postby john1984 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:29 am

Those are my grandpas steps and he wants them back!!!!!
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Unread postby muddy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:35 am

I remember being "mobile" back in the day with screw in steps. I had 6 set stands but couldn't afford 100 steps so I'd pack in and screw in/out of all my sets. Crazy.

Then I got a climber and life was much better.
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