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1940s Hardy Perfect 3 5/8" nr MINT w/box, agate LG

It is extremely rare to find a 1940s 3 5/8" Perfect in this condition. Except for the slightest micro-rash, barely visible to the naked eye, on a 1in. area on the rim of the cage on the spool side (shown in top right photo), this reel is MINT. It looks to be unfished, and I just haven't had the heart to fish it for fear of dropping it, so I'm offering it up for the same price I paid 8 months ago: $450 + shipping and 3% to cover paypal fees.
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that reel looks amazing!
Out of curiosity (if you don't mind) what do you use to date this reel???

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that reel looks amazing!
Out of curiosity (if you don't mind) what do you use to date this reel???

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Brent,

The guy I bought it from was a hardy collector and he said it was at 1940s reel. I am no expert, but I think the enameled finish combined with the flat winding plate mean that this reel dates between the 1940s - 1950s. But, if any experts out there want to chime in, the numbers "19" are stamped inside the reel body and winding plate.

Hope this helps, Doug.
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But, if any experts out there want to chime in,
Hope this helps, Doug.
the aluminum reel foot is 60's thing
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Hello..Yes I believe the aluminium foot came in 1958,at least on the wide drum salmon reels. Yours borano20
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That's a good looking, tight reel. Just needs a little experience now.

I hope you get your price.
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Hello..Yes I believe the aluminium foot came in 1958,at least on the wide drum salmon reels. Yours borano20
But, just as an FYI, I'm pretty sure Hardy used aluminum feet on their narrow reels as early as when they were switching from a MK I to the Duplicated Mk II check. I have another 3 5/8" (pictured below, and not for sale), that is an example of one from this era. It has "Mark II Duplicated" on the winding plate, but was still made with the single check mechanism. The foot has a single rivet and is stamped "England".

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But, just as an FYI, I'm pretty sure Hardy used aluminum feet on their narrow reels as early as when they were switching from a MK I to the Duplicated Mk II check. I have another 3 5/8" (pictured below, and not for sale), that is an example of one from this era. It has "Mark II Duplicated" on the winding plate, but was still made with the single check mechanism. The foot has a single rivet and is stamped "England".

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Hello..Haha,I removed my ending line "But you never know with Hardys". Youīre quite right,I recall somebody here in Sweden who showed one very early narrow reel,something like yours. Maybe they produced a plethora of varieties before they settled for the Mk II?? Poor quality of aluminium/wrong alloy after the war brought snapping feet?? Short supplies of brass after WW1?? Thoughts here?? Yours borano20
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thanks for the reply, LostCoast, good discussion. These reels are so interesting.
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