FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Manufacturers, configurations, Shovels, Axe, Wrenches, Oiler, F/E etc.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:33 am

Len Jones wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:36 am
I have doubts about it's true vintage ?
Perhaps you're doubting it for some other reason, but if it's the mfgr, Universal Metal Products is a verified WWII supplier, Len, with 1942, 1943, and 1944 Ordnance Dept "TOOLS" contracts in the WPB MWSC books.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Len Jones » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:25 pm

Cliff & Greg

Thank you both for that additional information - the ' C ' marking on that shovel, interesting, - and the inclusion on that verified supplier listing which is something I missed !

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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by d42jeep » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:27 am

Here are some images from an eBay listing of an ignition wrench set. I have no idea if the contents are original but the tools look to be mostly Proto and some of the contents are similar to a civilian Proto ignition wrench in my possession. It is marked 1953 and the FSN looks to be 41-W-903-35.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by 43chevy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:21 am

Picked this up the other week
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:41 am

That appears to be some kind of part, model, or stock number, but it's not a Federal Stock Number.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by 43chevy » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:10 pm

Thought it looked different , anyone else have any of these type of ignition spanners

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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by d42jeep » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:47 am

Here is a 1/2” drive extension that was listed on eBay. I didn’t get it.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by gpw_42 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:24 am

Don, thanks for posting that bar. Did you by chance remember its length?

I have found several FSN marked tools on eBay recently, which I need to add to my spreadsheet and add pics to this thread...before the eBay pics go away.

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Post by d42jeep » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:59 am

Steve,
Looks like a specification matching 10”
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by gpw_42 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:46 am

Interesting, as I read the FSN as "41-B-309-1/2", so assumed there would be a slightly different spec at play than for the 41-B-309 Bar. I suppose its meaning is 41-B-309, 1/2" drive? I could be over-thinking it, too :D

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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:56 am

gpw_42 wrote:
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I suppose its meaning is 41-B-309, 1/2" drive?
It is. I have a "41-B-305-1/2" shown earier in this thread, in this post here.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by cushman » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:44 pm

Hi all,
I grabbed one of those last night off the auction site here in the U.K.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:18 am

A fellow G503'er who shall remain nameless asked my opinion on this C.M.&T.Co. 41-V-98 vise, when it was an eBay auction item, and then they decided to pass (because it didn't match the 41-V-96 vise cited for the G-61 Armorer's Toolkit), but I snagged it, not having seen an example of a vise this small (1-7/8" jaw width, 2-1/8" opening capacity) with an FSN before. It will join my GranD 41-V-104 vise.

(On a tangential note, if I could find a modern constant source for rattle can spray paint the color of these vises, I would die a happy man! :))
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by mudbox » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:03 pm

Wingnutt wrote:
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(On a tangential note, if I could find a modern constant source for rattle can spray paint the color of these vises, I would die a happy man! :))
Nice vise(s)! For the rattle can paint, I can go to a local KOI paint store with the item I'm trying to match. They have a machine that will read the color. The match is pretty good and they can put it in a rattle can. It's kinda steep at about $20 per can, but when you need it, you need it.
So, if you don't have a KOI paint store near you, check with other automotive paint supply houses. Someone should be able to help you out.

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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:18 pm

It would be well worth it for refinishing a toolbox. That would be the objective. You just can't find a good WWII OD with the right amount of yellow in it in a Krylon or Rustoleum, even using my techniques. I consider the paint color on these vises perfectly representative. But, no KOI Auto Parts out here. I wonder if AutoZone or a different store will do it. I tried the machine once at a big hobby store out here, but they didn't get the color right.
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