alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial A brown Penn 711
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« on: March 09, 2018, 08:57:17 PM »

How old would a Penn 711, painted brown be? How rare is it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 09:38:24 PM »

Apparently 35 to 75 bucks on ebay. More with condition/box/paperwork.. good reel but not that rare.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 10:55:15 PM »

Thankyou for your response.
It's not in  condition for collecting. But assumed it was a rare color. Can't find any info on this. How do you tell the approximate age? It is in perfect working order.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 11:03:04 PM »

Heck, just enjoy it. Pm frank, he'll know its exact age, but late 1960's to more likely early 70's.. ive seen a few on ebay, and though unusual, not that rare..
 
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 08:15:22 AM »

You're right.  : ) 
Thanks again.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 09:03:16 AM »

I dont think its worth too much being painted. They did make a black 710 for how long i dont know. Only a year or so.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 06:23:50 PM »

I didn't paint it. It was painted brown from Penn.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 07:27:25 PM »

I didn't paint it. It was painted brown from Penn.
That would make it extremely rare, well to me anyway. I’ve never seen one.

...any pics?...


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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 10:35:44 AM »

Ive never heard of a brown 710 or 711 spinfisher. Only green, black, and black and gold. I was fishing before they came out.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 10:58:05 AM »

I'm with Keith and think the green paint chipped off (as they all do) then someone painted it brown.  Painting old Spinfishers is sort of a thing and some people take the time properly prep and cure so their paint job can be as good as factory.  Personally, I prefer the green chipped paint.
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2018, 05:49:13 PM »

Penn never made any brown production reels during that era. They did make a smooth black 710 & 711, and a black textured 710, both of which are sort of rare. The only possible way a brown reel came from the factory would be if it walked out in someone's lunch box or was an experimental color and sold during the 2003 Martha Henz Egly Collection Auction. There's no documentation that such a reel was sold at that auction. I would estimate there's a 99.99% chance that brown 711 mentioned above is a repaint. Generally, repaints have little to no collector value. Their main value would be what ever they are worth to someone who wants to fish them.   
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 04:45:32 PM »

You can tell it's factory paint. Actually someone painted it black and did a bad job. I removed the black and none of the brown came off. I have seen refferances of brown ones on the net, but no info on it. Its in great working order, and decent looking. No emblem. I'll try to get a pic of it.
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 06:52:05 PM »

I never heard of a brown one either, but just found this posted on Scott's B&T:  "Early 1960's models of the Spinfisher series were green, blue, brown or black. Green seems to be the color seen the most in the older reels, with white and silver cosmetics on the handle/drag knob/spool. We think the blue and brown models might have been special orders for sale at large department stores at the time. "
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2018, 09:58:25 AM »

You can tell it's factory paint. Actually someone painted it black and did a bad job. I removed the black and none of the brown came off. I have seen refferances of brown ones on the net, but no info on it. Its in great working order, and decent looking. No emblem. I'll try to get a pic of it.

Penn made a few early 720Z & 722Z reels in metallic brown but none in other models that I'm aware of. Post some closeup photos of the inside and outside of your reel so we can all view what you are referencing.
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2018, 03:09:31 PM »

How do you post pictures? I tried to copy and paste but couldn't.
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