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Here it is the birthday beauty.
 

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Sweet reel man. Sandi did well! Happy Birthday!

Maybe in 23 years when I turn 50 I will finally get one:cool:

-sean
 

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Very nice! a more than worthy member to the "club".

Now maybe something will be done about those reel seats:devil:
 

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Andre,

Apparently there is a reel maker here in Vancouver who has made reel feet to fit Perfects. I will track him down ASAP. Otherwise my master tool and die maker buddy said he would machine me a nice one to fit.
 

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Some things stand the test of time and come out shining. Congrats and Happy Birthday!
 

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John, you did mean my reel, didn't you? :whoa:
 

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1932 4 1/4 Perfect

Hey Birthday Boy
All the best, NICE REEL !!
Our friend on the Island can put you in touch with a guy who can make you a reel foot. As well, if you decide to go with building a butt section, with a reel seat to fit the original foot, let me know. I'll send you the name of the guy who made my (extra long) reel seat. It's kind of nice to keep it looking as original as possible.
Enjoy your new baby
Rick W.
 

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Very nice birthday present!

Now If we can only get your wife to speak to all of our wives . . .

Birthday Cheers N I:)
 

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Thanks guys - I am indeed a lucky man :smokin:

Rick, the reel already has a machined brass reel foot, I guess somewhere in its past an owner replaced the original. The problem is the new one is the same size as the original! I guess the new foot was also made a long time ago...

A friend tells me that a local reel maker has a stock of reel feet specifically for old Perfects. If this is so I will be very happy.
 

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YES!

North Island has it right,,,my wife says sell, sell,,hehe,maybe that's why i buy,wow!,you definately have it made! someday!;)
 

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Andre,

I don't think this is the original ...
 

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Kush,

The foot is pretty shiny but other than that, I would not be surprised if it was original.

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Kush, hard to say, better to view it in person. Tip and I have agreed that a complete evaluation of this reel should take place south of the border.


Please ship to my attention
 
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