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Gerber Mp600 owners club ;) 41495

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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #550 on: July 01, 2018, 11:00:21 PM »
Would anyone know if this model this a MP600?  I know for a FACT it is 22 years old. I picked it up in Okinawa Japan around 1995 or 96.. It is one tough MT. Only markings on it is, USA, Stainless, and of course the Gerber name. The closest MT it resembles is the  MP600. It is government issue...I worked in supply, we get all the good stuff  :D

MPT!!

 :cheers:

Thank you! I can now at least look at what other MPTs are out there. Like this one.

JustSteve
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #551 on: July 02, 2018, 10:22:13 AM »

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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #552 on: July 02, 2018, 02:20:48 PM »
good old MP  :salute:


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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #553 on: July 06, 2018, 08:51:35 PM »
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Gerber Mp600 owners club 😉
« Reply #554 on: July 22, 2018, 08:25:37 AM »
Had some spare time this morning... switched the handles on these two...
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club 😉
« Reply #555 on: July 22, 2018, 05:40:45 PM »
Had some spare time this morning... switched the handles on these two...(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

 :like: I really like the grey handle with the black pliers set up!
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #556 on: July 23, 2018, 02:53:25 AM »
Thanks Sam... Yup... It looks classy... I do prefer to carry the black handled one though... Goes in line with my almost daily black theme carry :cheers:
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #557 on: July 28, 2018, 11:43:42 PM »
Well, this showed up on Friday.  It's a Pro Scout. I've wanted one for a long time.  My scissors do not say Fiskars and my file does not say Simonds so I'm assuming this is a later model  I don't remember if there is supposed to be a lanyard loop but there doesn't seem to be one.  Bought it as used but there's not a mark on it.
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #558 on: July 29, 2018, 01:32:32 PM »
What different between the 600 now and military issue then
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #559 on: August 17, 2018, 11:15:38 PM »
I had to mod the gerber MP600 to the fullest, I just need a better pocket clip. (Image removed from quote.) Just like my new project Gerber Suspension with mods that are pending....(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

Where does one get those hacksaw blades for modding? I want a couple in various multi tools!

Charles.
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #560 on: August 20, 2018, 04:38:13 PM »
 :multi:


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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #561 on: August 20, 2018, 05:49:24 PM »
I've had a MP600 for a few weeks now, but haven't carried it because I didn't have a sheath and I had other tools I liked carrying better. I figured the Gerber would be a garage-only tool. I even modded it by removing the can opener and adding a large flat driver from a different MP600 model, and I replaced the combo-edged blade with a plain edged blade. But even in the garage, without a sheath it wasn't that fun to use. I was about to go hunting for one, but instead I had a spare Nite Ize clip, and figured I'd mod (read: dremel and file) that to fit and see how I liked it. And friends, I LOVED IT. It's set up for a nice deep carry, and it works really well.

So anyways, this weekend was the first time I carried it on my person. I've been carrying a multi in a pouch on my belt for a loooong time, and it felt really nice to have that freed up, and still have a capable multitool with me. Of course, if I have a MT on my belt, I can have a nice folder clipped on my pocket, but everything is a compromise. With a SAK in the coin pocket and the MP600 deep in my front pocket, I felt far more comfortable, and yet still fully capable for most jobs. I still like my Coleman Pro Lock for its utility and versatility, especially with the extra modded cartridge I built, but the MP600 is beefier and it's a little more fun to play with. The inside-opening tools aren't that annoying because deploying the pliers is fun :)

So anyhow, I'm enjoying this MP600 quite a bit. Got a few saw blades on order and am thinking about a few other mods, but for the most part I'm happy with this thing now, and I intend to carry it more often in my rotation! Pics show clip and mods separately. Put the clip on after I took the mod photo.

Charles.
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #562 on: August 25, 2018, 08:32:14 PM »
Hello everyone; just joining in, and to present to all of you my "accesory" hack. Both of my MP's are of the Basic variant; S&H was somewhat prohibitive for a pro scout to be shipped to PR; what to do when you want a saw? ... well, as I looked through MT.O, got some inspiration with the Paul Chen's Multitasker/Fiskars' Excalibur! It is a t-shanked jigsaw blade modified with a Dremel and a 1/4" grinding stone, made to fit between the chassis/handle and opener. As a matter of fact, the only "mod" was so that it would fit over the pivot; widthwise was spot on! Hope you all like it, as it has been great on PVC and copper tubing, 1/4" plywood, and thermoplastics. Ohhh, I forgot!; the other "mod" made was the amateurish nail nick!!
« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 08:47:17 PM by Juan el Boricua »
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #563 on: August 25, 2018, 08:35:24 PM »
And a couple more pictures...
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #564 on: August 25, 2018, 11:29:12 PM »
Nice.   :tu:   :like:
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #565 on: September 05, 2018, 06:53:33 AM »
I was going thru my pack and found this one hiding. BNIB. Just a basic old model, nothing special. Think I got it back in 2003/04??
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #566 on: September 26, 2018, 09:41:01 PM »
Evening , just got a MP600 basic , it’s been years since I had one and it feels like having an old friend back. Is it me or has Gerber build quality improved ?
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #567 on: September 26, 2018, 11:20:05 PM »
Evening , just got a MP600 basic , it’s been years since I had one and it feels like having an old friend back. Is it me or has Gerber build quality improved ?

Dunc! Hello mate  :waving:

I reckon they're the same tank like quality they always were. The only real change, is it's hard to find a new 600 with integral cutters these days. Unfortunately, they've moved towards doing the evaporating carbide cutters as standard.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 11:21:07 PM by 50ft-trad »



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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #568 on: September 27, 2018, 07:51:50 AM »
I was lucky then , someone was selling an unused warranty replacement tool with old style cutters for very reasonable price
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #569 on: November 23, 2018, 09:21:11 AM »
  I would like to join the club.  :like:
  I am a big fun of Mp600. I need more.. 
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #570 on: November 23, 2018, 09:53:22 AM »
  I would like to join the club.  :like:
  I am a big fun of Mp600. I need more..
Coooooooool,like the yellow one,awesome.

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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #571 on: November 23, 2018, 10:31:14 AM »
  I would like to join the club.  :like:
  I am a big fun of Mp600. I need more..
Coooooooool,like the yellow one,awesome.

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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #572 on: November 23, 2018, 12:26:07 PM »
  I would like to join the club.  :like:
  I am a big fun of Mp600. I need more..

Nice find with the yellow MP600    :tu:   - Gerber haven't made any of their coloured MP600s for many years now, but they do pop up from time to time.  IIRC there was also Red, Dark Blue, Orange & Dark Green in the "Build your own Gerber" program.  They also made some prototypes in other colours, but I think these never made it to large scale production.  The Tan (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Camo MP600s did make it to production (but are also uncommon).

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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #573 on: November 23, 2018, 12:59:43 PM »
  I would like to join the club.  :like:
  I am a big fun of Mp600. I need more..

Nice find with the yellow MP600    :tu:   - Gerber haven't made any of their coloured MP600s for many years now, but they do pop up from time to time.  IIRC there was also Red, Dark Blue, Orange & Dark Green in the "Build your own Gerber" program.  They also made some prototypes in other colours, but I think these never made it to large scale production.  The Tan (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Camo MP600s did make it to production (but are also uncommon).


  Hi  :salute: Gregozedobe and thanks,

  This yellow MP was (until a year ago) available in a shop in my country. Unfortunately not any more. I regret for not buying at least one more piece. I have seen in the forum the other colored MPs and i want them all. But not an easy thing...
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Re: Gerber Mp600 owners club ;)
« Reply #574 on: December 19, 2018, 03:30:04 PM »
Me too got a yellow to add to the collection!  :D


 

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