ROSCO Leverlock

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ROSCO Leverlock

Post by Jackalope » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:54 pm

Are leverlocks with no bolsters very common?
The lever pivots on 2 raised pins on this knife. How common is this?
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Jeff
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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by john » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:07 pm

Hi Jeff,
I’ve never seen anything like that. Could it be a rescale with a creative solution for the lever? Just curious what are the skills made from our the imitation tortoise?
By the way very cool addition to your collection.
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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by Jackalope » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:17 pm

Hi John,
I do not believe it to be re scaled. It looks original to me. Plus the shape of the body looks unique.

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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:26 pm

The knife is original.
It was made by Bonsa for the George Rose Company. It's their standard 10 CM model, made without bolsters.
These are less common than normal lever locks.
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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by Jackalope » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:45 pm

Bill DeShivs wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:26 pm
The knife is original.
It was made by Bonsa for the George Rose Company. It's their standard 10 CM model, made without bolsters.
These are less common than normal lever locks.
Thanks for the info Bill. What's involved with correcting the blade peak?

Do all of the Bonsa's with no bolsters have the 2 raised pins?

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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by rock-n-roll$$$$$$ » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:52 pm

everyone like's Rosco,I have never seen one that is a Lever lock,thanx for the pix. btw any chance we can see the stamp?.

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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by Jackalope » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:02 pm

here you go.
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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:06 pm

Yes, the bolsterless ones have the pins for the lever to pivot on.
Correcting the peek involves either building up/replacing the sear, and/or welding the sear hole in the blade.
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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by rock-n-roll$$$$$$ » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:30 am

Jackalope wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:02 pm
here you go.10-DSCN4249.JPG
ahhh Rosco,thanx for the pic Jeff.

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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by Panzerfaust » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:15 am

That's cool! I have never seen a ROSCO leverlock.

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Re: ROSCO Leverlock

Post by picklocksrock » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:13 am

Sweet knife!
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