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« on: October 11, 2019, 01:07:16 PM »

It's been a while since I've been able to find a bulk deal on reels.  Lucked out and got these nine Garcia Mitchell 304 and one 305.  

If I don't booger something up, it's looking like there will be a total of seven functioning reels here as it is.  Got a couple of missing handle knobs, a couple missing side plate screws, couple of missing non-spring side bail screws, one bail trip assembly missing, two missing line guides, a missing click tongue, and so on.  

Already completed the most dreaded chore I encounter with the 304--busting loose the side plate screws.  Got them all loosened on the ten reels without boogering the heads or stripping the threads. Wish me luck removing the oscillation plate screws, they can also be stubborn.  

Checking the Mitchell Museum site, these all appear to be the sixth version of the 304.  No CAPs in this group.





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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 01:32:26 PM »

Looks like you got your work cut out for you there, Chester.   Shocked It's a good thing they're fairly easy keepers.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 01:34:09 PM »

  Watcha gonna do with all those 304s Chester? Gonna do a little trading? Nice haul!  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 01:59:34 PM »

Haulin' 'em in by the wheelbarrow load! Lots of hours of fun ahead !!
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 04:40:03 PM »

Nice haul! Slightly jealous, looking for a couple my self, after I finish with my current batch of Mitchell's.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 07:39:45 PM »

Fred made me a 305 a while back, love it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2019, 01:50:55 PM »

"She's real fine, my 304" doesn't quite rhyme, so, with homage to the Beach Boys, how about "She's something I adore, my 304"?

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