Scarce. Marlin tool, Ideal box. Have seen two in 12 years collecting. Both in post-1902 version.
|32 Ideal. Scarce caliber.
|A later issue of No. 3 instructions, eliminating the "Successor" epithet.
|30-30 W[inchester] (Replacement sprue-cutter.)
|No. 6 Adjustable (no fixed chamber version seen)
|Early issue of No. 6 instructions with the "Successor" epithet.
|Caliber 30-45 (30-03) with single adjustable die marked "30-45 SPITZ",
the neck resizer is marked "123" (30-06) and the .310 neck expander is marked 30-45 G".
End label of box marked "30-45" and "308334".
I have not seen a two-hole version (jacketed bullet loaders).
|This came with the above set. It looks like Marlin was using up Ideal's leftovers.
|The flip side. Ideal tool, Marlin box, seen on eBay.
Would have been a good companion to the above set, but somehow I missed it.
I feel that this is a double rarity. It is the first Marlin marked No. 8 I have seen in 12 years of
collecting. In fact, I wondered if they even made this model at all. Not only did they do so,
but in pretty scarce caliber. (I have only seen about three Ideal No. 8s in this caliber in the
same time frame.)