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  1. #31

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    Hi Reggy, sorry for the delay in replying, been a tad busy at work.
    Yes, I managed to pick this up from a deceased estate, very very lucky indeed. If I can find an old light house original box, they fetch near 2k.
    First generation Senators, were from 1936, thru to just before the war, basically, if you look at the centre of the handle, with the reel seat
    facing down, the gearbox is in the 5 o'clock position, after this it moved to the 7 O'clock position. I've got 3 at the minute, a 4/0, 9/0 and this 1937 12/0
    but it is extremely hard to snare them here in Aussie,, still have the 6/0, 10/0 and the difficult to find 14/0 and the 16/0 to go. Collectors are all over them when they appear. BUT, the 4/0 I have, was on ebay, pretty badly corroded with green stuff and the seller didn't know what he had, I couldn't pay the $40 quick enough. It cleaned up very nice, and is probably worth $4-500 as it a first year, but those opportunities are few and far between.
    When they come up, it's hard to compete with there deep pockets. But, I'll snare them one day, I'm in no hurry....

    Col

  2. #32

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    This was the first year 4/0 I snared.
    With the waffle clicker button and the pointy football shape handle, it's dated as a 1939.
    There's a fair bit of Patina, but this reel was heavily used, so I'm happy to show that.

    Col
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  3. #33

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    Yes, not an easy task, but you you have done well.
    cheers
    Reggy

  4. #34

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    I have not seen to many of these DAM SL5's around, but this little bad boy is in mint condition. 20191228_011308.jpeg

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    I am not an Angler I am an Athlete of the sea.............<><

  5. #35

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    That's a nice old egg beater T B, I Don't know too much about the Dam reels, I mainly concentrate on Pre War Penn's.
    How old is she ? I recon 80's- 90's but as mentioned, I know nothing about them.
    It sure does look Minty.


    Col

  6. #36

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    Have collected a few older Penns
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  7. #37

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    This is dads first egg beater, he was a club fisherman with Indooroopilly pastime and hospital clubs, reel is a Diawa, bought around 1973..
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  8. #38

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    As a young fella my neighbor worked at the tip driving a bulldozer and in exchange for mowing his lawn once a month he would being me all the fishing gear he would find
    I had 12 16ft cane rods old timber sidecasts everything and anything and use to fix up the modern stuff and sell it for a few dollars to buy other gear

    it was amazing what got thrown out and a shame it didn't survive my youthfulness at the time

  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by the baker View Post
    I have not seen to many of these DAM SL5's around, but this little bad boy is in mint condition. 20191228_011308.jpeg

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    Very nice reel. I am also a fan of DAM reels. This is my 270 Super that was made in 1954. I have about 6 DAM reels now.Attachment 120867
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  10. #40

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    There was a Senator i was watching for $80 but its a really shit drive to mortdale where the shop is and seems no one wants the reel

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  11. #41

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    Reggy, I don't have any Dam reels, or know much about them, but your one looks like an interesting one.
    Looks to be in pretty good condition to boot,,, nice

    Col

  12. #42

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    Gazza, it depends what type the Senator is.. is it the black or maroon one ??
    The black models are the earlier ones, very slow gearing, the maroon ones are much better geared and as stock standard, still are tanks or reels.
    what size was it,,,,,,,,,,,,, I kinda collect and rebuild them so I may be able to assist.....

    Col

  13. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza2006au View Post
    There was a Senator i was watching for $80 but its a really shit drive to mortdale where the shop is and seems no one wants the reel

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    Frame twist is generally what brings these undone and any easy fix is temporary.If you look at it you will need to be prepared to buy a one piece frame in my opinion

  14. #44

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    The brown one is the one i have been watching but there is also a black one now available

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  15. #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggy View Post
    Very nice reel. I am also a fan of DAM reels. This is my 270 Super that was made in 1954. I have about 6 DAM reels now.Attachment 120867
    Someone would have been rich back then to have a spinner like that Dam.

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