Originally Posted By: hikermor
1979? - that recent? I have a steel Gerry carabiner that dates to 1959, as well as a classic Bedayn from the same era. Gates on both still function quite well. Both are essentially retired and looking for a good museum.
I have a couple of Army surplus biners. I'm guessing they are WW2 vintage. Both are retired from life safety critical usage, but I still use them to hang gear in my garage.
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