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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:23 am • #  
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I have a Mitchell Lightning Cast 440A.It has the gold writing on it,but when i looked it up in the gallery it says that the last Lightning cast had T 4 on the foot.Mine has T5 on the foot.
Can anyone explain this please?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:00 pm • #  
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Greetings roachy,
Welcome to the Mitchell Reel Museum. :sBo_bouncing2:

That's a good question you've asked! I have seen several " T 4" stamped reels myself, but never a "T 5".


Though most of the mates deal with older model reels, maybe, one will be able to help.

LOL,

Ted Lanham


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:26 am • #  
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Hello,

The letter T signifies the year 1988, the last year before the relocation of Mitchell.

The highest # I have is T.6.01 on a 301A

I hope that helps

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I don, seem to be able to view any attachments?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
All of a sudden i can see it......LOL


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:02 am • #  
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roachy,
I can see Laroupane's attachment just fine.
Make sure you are logged in. :sBo_bounce2:

Laroupane,
Thanks for the help here. Could the numbers indicate month, batch?

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Ted Lanham


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Hello Ted,

I am wondering about this numbering.
I only have three reels with the letter T.
The numbering of these does not respect a logic of coherence:
T.4. : 1 letter - 1 number
T.6.01: 1 letter - 1 digit - 2 digits
T.09.01: 1 letter - 2 digits - 2 digits.

So, three reels, three different numbering.
In which order for the month and production line? I do not have the answer.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:07 am • #  
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Laroupane,
I only have one reel, a 300 PRO gold, that has that numbering, and it's " R.4.04", so I haven't thought too much about what it exactly means.
Maybe, some help will come from other mates. :sCo_hmmthink:

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Ted Lanham


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:58 am • #  
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Hi Ted and Laroupane, I have a 440ALC and I'm fairly sure some other later made reels with that odd serial numbering on. I'll have to check them and see if any thing can be figured out about that numbering system.If I do I'll post it in the forum. Regards to all, John in Pa.


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