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« Reply #75 on: July 30, 2016, 05:42:41 AM »

Coronado's are always a great find. The last one was made in 1941.
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« Reply #76 on: October 06, 2016, 10:10:27 PM »

   Here's an early Long Beach 65 that I picked up as a gift for my brother. He has displays of old fishing tackle and likes the patina and character left on the items. This was intended to be an "as ya found it" piece, but after I received it I noticed the stand had been changed to a #30-66. This is not uncommon...lots of Long Beaches got this mod. The first photo shows the 66 stand was way shinier than the rest of the reel...just not a good look. Undecided
   Then while pondering the stand problem I was fiddling with the reel and noticed the spool was way too wide. It seemed to be too far inside the rings on both sides...just looked wrong. I pulled out another LB65 spool and sure enough, it was nearly 1/8th inch shorter! Shocked
   Well, I decided this thing was going to be right, so I scoured fleabay for the right parts, with the right patina also. The other three pics show the reel with corrections. Would you believe I had to pay more for a crusty old stand than a shiny NOS one? All in all, I still have very little invested, and the reel is rightCool


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« Reply #77 on: October 06, 2016, 11:43:07 PM »

  Mo, you did that reel a great service by bringing it back to the way it was originally built. The non numbered 65 metal spool is tough to find in any condition. Trust me, I know. Just ask my alter ego "OCD"  Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #78 on: October 07, 2016, 12:56:21 AM »

  Mo, you did that reel a great service by bringing it back to the way it was originally built. The non numbered 65 metal spool is tough to find in any condition. Trust me, I know. Just ask my alter ego "OCD"  Cheesy Cheesy

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I have to agree. That is a great looking reel just the way it is. Love that handgrip and tail plate.
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« Reply #79 on: October 07, 2016, 04:46:50 AM »

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Another great job my man. You have only been here a short time and some of your builds are just jaw dropping.
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« Reply #80 on: October 07, 2016, 01:51:53 PM »

 Mo, you did that reel a great service by bringing it back to the way it was originally built.
Love that handgrip and tail plate.
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   Thanks Ted, and I'll have to agree, that old LB just looks happy now! Cheesy As a bonus...I have a nice non-numbered #30-66 stand...but that spool is a mystery. Any idea what it might be? It's just a hair too wide for this LB. Basto, I'm going to post a better pic of the handle knob on the handle thread in the vintage forum. It's an interesting knob for sure...as it's translucent. Thanks Daron...I appreciate it very much! Cool
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« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2016, 06:39:46 PM »

Mo, that is the correct spool. It appears to be as it should, looking at your pictures. It's just the way penn made em.


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« Reply #82 on: October 07, 2016, 07:39:21 PM »

    Here are pics of the spools, correct one is the shorter spool. Just remember that the top side(left side on second pic) of the spools is aligned, even if it looks like its not.


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« Reply #83 on: October 07, 2016, 07:50:50 PM »

Notice a smaller arbor on the wider spool, which makes it earlier version. No telling why it's a hair wider, but Penn never made any LB size reel that's just "a hair" wider. Perhaps a factory worker was sipping whiskey at work that day, who knows ??   Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #84 on: October 07, 2016, 08:20:09 PM »

who knows ??   Cheesy Cheesy

   I agree...I'm wondering if it's even a Penn spool? Tongue  Also...I remember when working in a factory how quality control dropped off after a holiday party. Cheesy
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« Reply #85 on: October 08, 2016, 04:55:28 AM »

This is a great thread. I have three reels I'm to post up but I'll do them one at a time. Each one had an interesting feature that made me want it for my collection. First up is a Penn Senator 1/0. Everything works, it's smooth as silk and clicks strong. The thing that attracted me was the inner and outer rings. There is no chrome anywhere to be found. They have a beautiful patina that makes them look different than a typical small Senator. This is just how I found it. Any thoughts or observations?


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« Reply #86 on: October 08, 2016, 05:11:42 AM »

German Silver? Did you try to polish the rings.
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« Reply #87 on: October 08, 2016, 05:24:07 AM »

No I didn't try to polish them. The photos don't show it but they have a pretty polish already. I like the way it looks with the patina. Have you ever seen German silver turn like that?
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« Reply #88 on: October 08, 2016, 05:36:10 AM »

Mike,
That is one reel I don't have. A 1/0.
I'm with Rudy, something looks unusual about that patina.
I would leave it just like it is.
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« Reply #89 on: October 08, 2016, 06:15:45 AM »

No I didn't try to polish them. The photos don't show it but they have a pretty polish already. I like the way it looks with the patina. Have you ever seen German silver turn like that?
Yes, I've seen eating utensils made of German Silver get a similar patina when not used for quite a while.        Rudy
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