Anyone got a spare MKIV avon butt cap? Cash waiting.

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Anyone got a spare MKIV avon butt cap? Cash waiting.

Post by MaggotDrowner » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:14 pm

I've finally started the restoration of my MKIV Avon. I need the above items for its restoration. I'd be happy to pay the going rate plus postage or swap for one of these buttons (which are too large for the slim handle of the avon).

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Re: Anyone got a spare MKIV avon butt cap or hook keeper ring?

Post by Harry H » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:29 pm

That button you have on the left looks to be the correct colour, what I've done in the past is ground them down to the correct size and shape with the help of a drill. If you haven't the tools I would be happy to do it for you. Makes for a passable imitation until you find one. :Hat:
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Re: Anyone got a spare MKIV avon butt cap or hook keeper ring?

Post by MaggotDrowner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:36 am

Thanks for the offer Harry. I'm going to leave it without one until I find one that fits. Hopefully someone will have one I can buy.

I have found the correct hook keeper ring on eBay last night. Mine was the only bid and I won it for just £1.99! :Sun:
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Re: STILL LOOKING. Anyone got a spare MKIV avon butt cap? Cash waiting.

Post by MaggotDrowner » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:59 pm

Things are coming along very nicely. I've sourced the right thread from the USA, stripped the old threads, varnish and rings. Fixed some delamination in the tip. Re-glued the ferrule. Cleaned the handle. But I've still not found a butt cap. :Cry:

At the top the (before the taper ends) the diameter is 21.5 mm and at the bottom of the rod section it is 16.5 mm.

Anyone have anything similar that could be made to fit? All my spares are much too big!
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Re: Anyone got a spare MKIV avon butt cap? Cash waiting.

Post by Watermole+ » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:19 pm

If you get really desperate, I will turn one for you..
I have an old B.James, Richard Walker Mk.4 Avon and can copy the one on that.

...but not until that garage warms up a couple of degrees!

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Re: Anyone got a spare MKIV avon butt cap? Cash waiting.

Post by Nobby » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:46 am

With so many of us restoring old rods these days it really is getting hard to find some of the old fittings. Anglers Supplies in Cardiff might be worth a ring as they bought a HUGE load of old fitting from Marco in the late Seventies apparently. They do list on eBay, but nothing like what they actually have, they tell me.

H&H / Guides 'n Blanks have new butt caps but they are either black or a very bright red...not dull orange .........

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Re: Anyone got a spare MKIV avon butt cap? Cash waiting.

Post by MaggotDrowner » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:04 am

The ones from Hopkins and Holloway are too big, sadly. I’m in communication with someone who may be able to help me out. :Beg:
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