Stanley No. 3 Smooth Plane 1940's
This is a very nice clean Stanley No. 3 smooth plane from the 40's era or a type 17. This type has the hardwood handles that have a heavy rosewood stain on them, used during this war period, the handles are in very nice condition, with some areas of stain missing. This plane is in good++ condition with about 95% of the black Japanning. The bare metal surfaces are clean, the handles and castings are solid, no cracks. Like other war production model we have seen, this one has the hard rubber depth adjustment wheel, no frog adjustment screw, and heavier casting thickness on the bed casting, as from the factory. This is a very nice vintage Stanley plane in very good, ready to display or use condition!