For sale here is a great example of the much sought-after Hardy Perfect with 1917 check mechanism. This is the 3 3/4" diameter wide drum model. There have been no repairs or everything about the reel appears to be original. Full length unmolested smooth alloy foot that measures 3 1/2" in length. No chips, cracks or dings. No line grooves to the pillars or the rotating nickel silver line guard. The tensioner works perfectly throughout its range. Very strong check. Ivory handle is perfect. All parts of the reel are stamped with a "3". The reel retains much of its original finish and mechanically it's a 9 out of 10. The reel weighs 13.1 oz. The inner flanges of the spool show some finish wear due to an old silk line being stored on the reel for a very long time. There is no corrosion to be worried about, simply a loss of finish which you won't even see with new line and backing on the reel.
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