alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial what do you think. Fake Penn International 6 ?
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« on: March 17, 2019, 05:12:31 AM »

While cruising FleaBay this morning I came across this listing.  Because these things are so rare, I couldn't help but wonder. How did 1 get all the way to Japan - still in new condition - with the box, the bag, an emblem but missing the rod clamp and bolts  -- and note the sticker on the foot !
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Penn-International-6-Big-Game-NearMint/273745202880?hash=item3fbc7c4ec0:g:pLgAAOSw~lRcfhHT
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 06:01:09 AM »

Looks legit,I'd bet Japan was a good market for Penn. The sticker could be from the Penn distributor there
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 07:13:35 AM »

Its legit. I have a 14/0 with same sticker
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 08:06:36 AM »

Here is another interesting ( to me , anyway ) ''abnomally " I found. Also on Ebay. A different Penn International 6 listing. In very nice shape but I have never seen an eccentric lever knob like this. Has anyone else? I'm refering to the loop stirrup ? ) and also to the fact that it appears as if the ''knob '' is seperate from the lever. My 6 eccentric lever & knob are all one piece. I didn't think Penn made these reels long enough to have any upgrades, changes or choices.
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 09:06:57 AM »

When USA manufactures lend there product name to outside country's, then it's fare game to what ever Angry

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 09:12:04 AM »

Here is another interesting ( to me , anyway ) ''abnomally " I found. Also on Ebay. A different Penn International 6 listing. In very nice shape but I have never seen an eccentric lever knob like this. Has anyone else? I'm refering to the loop stirrup ? ) and also to the fact that it appears as if the ''knob '' is seperate from the lever. My 6 eccentric lever & knob are all one piece. I didn't think Penn made these reels long enough to have any upgrades, changes or choices.
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I have seen that loop style drag lever in penn brochure/catalog pictures and on one reel in person. I believe only the very earliest reels had them. 54Bullseye might be able to post a picture of the catalog page
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 09:55:59 AM »

The very early engagement levers did have this "loop", and I have 2 or 3 of them.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 10:21:42 AM »

Thanx all for the info. I had never seen this loop on any reel. Seems like yet another way to date the earlier ones.
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 01:51:47 PM »

The manufacturer's production date is the first 2 numbers of the serial number
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