This vise is in excellent, cleaned condition. Opens and closes easily (1 finger), and swivels properly. I lightly lubed the screw when I put it back together. There is no date stamp on the slide key. The jaws are smooth machinist jaws and close tightly and squarely.
I believe this vise is an early Version Two production. For the unstamped 1941 to 1944 Wilton vises, there are four variations I'm aware of. The earlier two versions of vises will have Wilton Tool Corp on the right side with a line that loops underneath from the first to last letters.
The left side will say Wilton Vise No X with X being a number like 3 or 4 that coincides with the jaw width. The right side logo on one version will also have the line looping from the first to last letters, but will have Pat Pend Made in USA in the middle of the bottom of the loop. The second version will have Pat Pen USA with a notch in the body and a large space between Pen and USA in the middle of the bottom of the loop. Please review all the pictures carefully as they are an important part of the description. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures.Please see photographs for details. Photographs are part of description.
ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE LEAVING FEEDBACK. The item "Wilton Bullet Vise No.4 Machinist Swivel Base 1941-1945" is in sale since Monday, December 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Vises, Clamps". The seller is "pbstark" and is located in Deltona, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.