|LATE PLUM-COLORED VERSIONS ? - 1948
Made just before the outbreak of WWII.
So far, only models Number 3 and 10 have been encountered.
|Late issue, one-size-fits-all standard instruction sheet found, so far, with all the plum versions.
|NUMBER 3, Small Handles
Seen in calibers 22 Hornet, 38 Special
|This sheet came with the above set. No publication date.
Printed signature of General Superintendent of Police
George N.(?) Skippy
|HYBRID 41 COLT ON NUMBER 10 HANDLE
|Found in a marked Number 3 box and a 9MM double adjustable die.
Perhaps an "I'll take anything" request that was filled just before WWII when steel was getting short.
Seen in calibers 270 Win., 32 Colts Auto, 30-06, 45 ACP
|A mint 270 Win. with all dies still wrapped in original wax paper that came out of Canada.
|Caliber 45-70 with large handles and die
|Marked "45-70 & 90". Two steel "bullets" came with the tool, but use is unknown.
Apparently the next two were No. 3s for rimmed calibers that were converted to rimless No. 10s by adding the
sliding latch and in one case, stamping the new caliber. The 32 S&W Long came in a box marked "32 ACP".
Good examples of Ideal's pragmatic approach to serving the customer.