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#1 posted 01-26-2012 08:54 PM

From the handle type, it is post-war, maybe in the 53-55 time period, but I suspect probably just after that. the medallion is the very last pattern used before HKPorter took over, however it was used for a few years after. You probably won’t find this saw on the Disstonian Institute site, indicating that it was one of the new line that was introduced, more cheaply made (handle is a simple oval cutout, etc.) and less interesting as either a collector’s item or a user.

As such, I would not worry too much about restoring it – but if this is your first rehab project, a good one to learn on.

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