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Mitchell 301 RHW Spinning Reel

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This is a Garcia Mitchell reel. This Reel is in good condition, it does have normal wear since it is used, it may need new grease and a clean up.

How do I date my Garcia Mitchell spinning reel and establish its current value? It is serial number with no prefix letter and it is stamped “Made in France” in several places on the reel. I purchased this reel new sometime in the late s or very early s. It has been in storage for about 35 years. Here is the link of dating your reel. No, I don’t have the original box. Also, regarding that link to the dating site, Firefox advised me that this is a potentially dangerous site with possible virus and malware invasions.

Don, is there a chart like this for other Garcia Mitchell reels, especially for the , , and other widely used reels? I believe one of the members made it. Ron I know one of the most knowledgeable guy’s on most Mitchell reel.

How do I date my Garcia Mitchell 308 spinning reel and establish its curren…

Dating mitchell fishing reels Bait clickers are you have the serial numbering reels can be outdated, mitchell reels had been sold! Mikes reel in our spinning reels model. End date.

Joe’s Mitchell Parts – Specializing in New Garcia Mitchell spinning reel parts prior This is the highest rate I have seen to date charged for children in any New.

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Not only is it aesthetically correct on the outside, but the seller sent me pictures of the inside, and it’s also correct. In all my years in the Mitchell world, I have never seen a first version advertised for what it is on eBay. I’ve seen two others sell on eBay over the years as just Old Mitchell Reels because the seller didn’t know. When these are sold, maybe once a year between collectors, they sell for much more!

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How did you find date of manufacture? I gave one serial ‘ my guess is in between and It has a page about Mitchell Reel seriel number years of manufacture. Your you last listed would fall in this group, SN to

Zebco and is try out there i first begin within the weight and a MITCHELL. The way it beats all, took on one if required. dating mitchell fishing reels Fish from.

Determining dates of issue for Mitchell spinning reels has always been at the forefront of questions asked by collectors. Researching an answer was not an easy task since Mitchell did not use a system that was user friendly! Our research revealed inconsistencies in the methodology of how they applied their serial numbers. This is not to say Mitchell did not have a suitable system, but if they did, it is not evident.

What we did uncover was somewhat satisfying but also disappointing at the same time. We divided the dating process into four periods. Each group has their own unique method of numbering with no tie between the systems. We looked at the problem from an analytical approach so we can make some sense of their methods. What was uncovered was not always conclusive.

At the time Mitchell introduced the first two versions of the Mitchell reel, serial numbers were not utilised. This is difficult to explain but speculation is that the first two versions were either prototypes, or not marketed outside of Europe thereby eliminating the need for unit numbering. The actual reason for this omission is uncertain. It is also of importance to note that some early first versions did not have stamped Made in France on the bodies.

Mitchell also imprinted a single numerical digit on the reel foot on some -but not all- first versions.

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Dating from dated from serial number stamped on foot , this Mitchell is still in great working order and with most of its original finish too. There are just a few worn spots and bit of paint chipping on the footbase but that is all. The reel turns freely, drag and anti-reverse working.

What the original mitchell reel in america, dingley, etc. Find great deals on the late s or may not apply to date collectable mitchell reels. Learn how to all the​.

After leaving school, he went to work in France and Switzerland. His first invention dates from and was an improved milling-machine for the carving of gears. Louis lived in Turin Italy until his death in They created the first prototype open-faced spinning reel in the latter part of the s and a patent was granted in for this new reel design. In , the birth of the 10,,th reel was celebrated and production reached an amazing number of 12, reels per day in No suprise that the the 20,,th reel was celebrated in In , Mitchell partnered with The Garcia Corporation, which was a dominant force in the fishing tackle market.

But by , these two brands would become independent and go their separate ways. Since its introduction in the late s, nearly 30 million Mitchell reels have been sold worldwide. Mitchell continues to sell the Mitchell reel, as well as adding new, innovative products to its successful fishing lineup. Today, Mitchell is one of the proud brands of Pure Fishing, Inc. Pure Fishing addresses the needs of anglers around the world with a strong portfolio of leading brands, including the Mitchell brand.

1960’s Garcia Mitchell 300’s restoration

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The majority of the serial numbers were on the bottom of the “foot,” while I had a couple where the number was on the body on the opposite side of the handle. Hello, I enjoy reading all of your article post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you. Friday, June 5, What’s with the old reels? If you notice in some of the pictures I’ve posted, the reels I use look kind of Before this year, I had a Mitchell A spinning reel that I bought new maybe 20 or 25 years ago.

When I was a kid, my buddy Jason Weyerman always talked about Mitchell reels as being good reels, and I finally bought one I think when I was stationed in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. However, doing some research over the winter, I found out this was an “inferior” Mitchell reel made in Taiwan. The most collectible, Mitchell reels were produced in France from to Ideally, they are the ones with “Mitchell” and other markings etched or cast into the reel rather than a plastic plate glued onto the side Garcia was the American company that distributed the reels in the states.

How do I find the manufacture date on a Mitchell 300 ? The numbers are 4371…

If you’re reading this you’re one of us. We are not an exclusive club or organization of any kind. We are just Mitchell collectors and historians who enjoy an open discussion forum on “vintage” Mitchell Fishing Reels. Men in America, England, Holland and Scotland moderate this worldwide web site that has been viewed by over 70 different countries and growing. Please Click Here to learn how to make a post in this free forum. Hi Ron, The box is what i call a european box and the green card is for France and Japan so im led to believe.

A French Mitchell spinning reel, with two additional spools. Sold by in for. You can display prices in $Au, $US, $NZ or Stg.

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Mitchell 300 Reel Casting Demo by Johnny Dieckman 1956