Odd #3 Stanley-like plane help

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06-17-2017 04:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane stanley bailey odd tool old tool antique identification tool help

I’ve been going though my pile of hand planes for refurbishment. Found this one and can’t identify it. I could use some help please. I’ve been thought the standard list of plane info sites.
It’s the size of a #3 Stanley, except it has a 2 inch iron. Japanning is good, solid frog, and in good condition. No pitting or cracks, handle will need replacing though.
There is no mfg name on it, nor number size. Seems old-ish, due to the hardware on it. Oh, and it has a Stanley iron for what it’s worth.
Any thoughts or assistance would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 06-17-2017 05:37 PM

Ok, slight update. After verifying the info on “Blood and Gore” This is the size of a #4 plane. It’s 9 inches long. My mistake.
The receiver for the frog doesn’t match up to anything I’ve found. It’s similar to the “H” pattern of first gen, but not quite the same.

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#2 posted 06-21-2017 11:03 PM

Looks like a Stanley Defiance or Handyman with a replacement knob.

Search “ defiance” and my Defiance page should come up. You can match it up.

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