STANLEY No 3 Smoothing Plane - War Production *SOLD*
A tidy English STANLEY No.3 small smoothing plane.
Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.
Fitted with a good length 13/4 inch English STANLEY blade iron, 13/4 inches remain below the slot.
Much of the original black finish remains.
The lever cap is unplated with a rougher than usual finish to the kidney shaped hole. The lever cap screw also has a larger head to match the cap hole opening. This, the thicker side walls and the remains of the dark finish to the handles leads us to believe this plane could be War production, please see close-up images.
Very good hardwood handles.
Some surface knocks, scratches, pitting and staining spots, please see images.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
91/4 inches overall length.