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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:18 am • #  
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While looking for information on other topics here I noticed the serial number stampings on these feet are in 2 different locations. The reason I think of the change is the numbers are more readable and easier to make the stampings. Your thoughts?? I have a limited amount of these reels to make any further guesses.
GM 510 - 9,087,923 back stamped <<<<
GM 510 - 9,123,291 back stamped

GM 510 - 8,099,818 side stamped
GM 510 - 8,503,354 side stamped
GM 510 - 8,561,456 side stamped

GM 540 - 9,007,622 side stamped <<<<

Somewhere between the GM 540 and the top GM 510 the change occurred.

I also have a Mitchell 500 Black no serial number
Can't tell if replaced foot. No Dual sticker on plate. Picture of reel in Dennis Robert's Value Guide has serial number stamped on the side of the foot.

Kim :sCh_fisherman: :sCo_hmmthink:


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Hello Kim,

I think you're right , the flat side is easier to stamp.
Your Mitchell 500 could be one with a rare replacement body.
I know that in Germany a few were made out of parts and came into circulation.

regards,

Dries :sAni_fish:


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Kim, I concur with Dries...my #818xxxx and #794xxxx 510 reels are side stamped...

Sandman


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The German connection sounds good since I had purchased this reel from Dennis Roberts collection. He traveled to Europe many times and had many contacts there.
Kim :sCh_fisherman: :tup


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