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Author:  Jeff1322 [ Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:36 pm ]
Post subject:  reel identification

I acquired a Mitchell 308 and was wondering how old it is.
On the back of the spool housing it says "Made in France" followed by the number 5. it also says "US patent 2726052
On the foot I found the # 464896

Author:  CDSAND7640 [ Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: reel identification

Hey Jeff, without a photo or knowing other attributes, it is from 1974, or so...with photos we would know for sure.


Author:  Jeff1322 [ Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: reel identification

Thank you for the quick response! I was also wondering if the 308 had the same quick release button for removing the spool!
the one I have does not.

Author:  CDSAND7640 [ Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: reel identification

Jeff, yes, all 308s have the quick spool release. Sometimes the metal button at the top of the spool becomes frozen. Liberal amounts of WD40 will usually free them up...


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