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The adjusting nut looks to be steel rather than brass.Most of the parts look modeled after early stanleys based on “Patrick’s Blood and Gore” page, but I know there were plenty of knock offs.

I unfortunately do not have the iron – which probably has all the info I need stamped on it, of course.

The area where the frog attaches to is an “H” shape.

As far as I know Stanley type irons work as do Hockand LN. I was hoping that the “C” letter before all of the code numbers would’ve indicated something to you guys, but I realize that there were so many different companies and so many knock offs that identifying this plane might be tricky.

As best as I can tell from “Patrick’s Blood and Gore” page, there were some early Stanleys that didn’t have the “No.

Again, I know this is likely a knock off, but the more I tried to research this the more it got confusing: despite the make and age of this plane, it’s priceless to me.

It was my grandpa’s plane that my mom found in my grandparent’s garage recently.

I figure to use epoxy to fill the gaps and hopefully make a stronger bond (any suggestions welcome if you don’t think that is a good idea).

I’d like to keep the original knob and tote – there’s something to be said for touching and using the same handles that my grandpa used.

Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone can help me out in trying to identify an old hand plane I’ve recently aquired.

It’s a Stanley Bailey style, about 9 1/2 inches long so I’m guessing it’s a #4 type.

Unfortunately, my mother didn’t know enough to look for the cap iron and blade, and I’m betting there might be more maker info stamped on either of them.