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Offline bc_z

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A newbie's acquisition
« on: June 16, 2011, 05:02:53 PM »
new guy here just wants to share one of his better finds.  Minty fresh, NOS Snap-on railroad brake wrench.  So without further ado:


the flash washed out the beautiful black finish & the "marks" are the original grease still there from the factory.

UPDATE:  just received a reply from Snap-on on this wrench's purpose.  As stated "The only information I could find regarding item M4431B is: this tool is in the industrial catalog under railroad tools.  it is used to tighten air brake external nuts and cover screws.  there are 4 12 point sockets on a wrench."  After looking at the online industrial catalog ( all 500 + pages, if it is there, I failed to id it.

as stated on one of my favorite shows "you never know what will come through the door, and everything has a price"
« Last Edit: June 16, 2011, 05:39:35 PM by bc_z »


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Re: A newbie's acquisition
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 06:22:17 PM »
Very Cool and Interesting Wrench! First time seeing one for me. Thanks for sharing!


Offline jimwrench

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Re: A newbie's acquisition
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 07:05:41 PM »
 Truly a neat and uncommon wrench. congrats.
Mr. Dollarwrench

Offline 64longstep/Brian

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Re: A newbie's acquisition
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 08:53:49 PM »
If all else fails use a bigger hammer…
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