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For Sale: Leaded 3 3/4" Dingley Perfect wide drum. Reel is in top condition and ready to fish with no issues.
• Super tight with no spool wobble.
• Foot is original, unaltered, and 2 ½” to fit modern reel seats.
• Handle turns freely. Tension adjustment works perfectly.
• Significant amount of original leading still remaining. No chips, cracks, or dings.
• Frame, foot, winding plate, and spool all marked with 2. Winding plate is marked Ogden Smiths of London and Exchequer.
• Reel needed a new center screw, so Bill Archuleta replaced both the screw and the washer that sits below it.

This is a difficult reel to find, particularly in this condition and with a foot that can be used on modern rods. Ideal size for double handed rods in the 12 ½’ – 13 ½’ range. $450 shipped and insured within CONUS using check, money order, or Paypal. PM or email at [email protected] if interested. Thanks
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3 3/4" Dingley

It's a beauty...looks like both pawls are engageable? Does that mean it could be used either LHW or RHW? Have you weighed it? Looks like the handle has a new screw also???

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Tom A.
 

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northspey;
Yes, both pawls are engagable. I reel with my right hand, so I can't comment on what it would take to use it LHW. The reel weighs 10.8 ounces, and to my knowledge to handle and screw are original. I did polish up the brass a bit when I cleaned the reel.
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Hi Lee,
I would like to buy the reel if the reel could be changed to a LHW
Does anyone know the answer to this question? What would it cost to change?
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Sam
 

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I'm no expert here but isn't that a left handed reel? my understanding is the adjustment screw normally faces forward. In saying this, given the two pawls can be engaged, turning over one of the pawls I'd all that needs to be done and dis engage the other. i am sure there are others out there who would have more knowledge than i.
 

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Hardy Perfect RHW - relative positions of pawl/spring/tension adjuster - note these positions relative to the reel foot



Diagram of this: the large arrow indicates a stronger force on the base of the pawl at this point as compared to a lesser force at the smaller arrow position



The pawl removed - this is in the same orientation as it would be normally as RHW - note direction of the slot



The flipped pawl



The spring position with the temporarily removed pawl



An adjusted diagram to illustrate that more force is required on 'line-out' than 'line-in' due to the greater force exerted by the spring ( see big arrow) at that point on the pawl





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I believe you are correct Gary...the reel pawls as they are presently set make it right, but simply reversing the pawl on the tension adj hand would make it a lefty.....making it even more desirable.
 

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Using this explanation above, it should be possible to deduce whether the Dingley is RHW or LHW.....indeed, it is RHW ;)....and whether it is possible to simply flip the pawl(s) to enable it to work as an effective LHW ;);)


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Hi All,
Thanks for all the information and drawings. Really helpful!!!
So to sum up
It looks like it was originally a LHW
It will be possible to switch back to LHW
The screw adjustment is supposed to be pointing forward
Is that all correct?
Thanks again
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Sold

Reel is sold.
Thanks for all the questions and comments. Feel free to continue the clarification on RHW vs. LHW, or Sam - you might want to create a separate thread for further discussion.
 
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