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Post by Richard Jackson » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:58 pm

Good evening all , I recently purchased a rod of evil bay which I thought was a Marco Medway , the rod was sold with no guides attached and I got it for the handsome sum of £10 + postage , the rod has all the looks of a medway is much beefier , the ferrules are most certainly Marco and are stamped with no 24 on both male and female , I can still see where the old whippings were and the whippings just above the handle again point to a Marco , the aluminium furniture also points to it being a Marco , i dont currently have a test in my collection so have nothing to compare this rod with but I think it maybe a test , would anybody be able to give me the length of the handle on a 12 ft test please and also a photo of the male ferrule on the middle section , thankyou
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Post by MGs » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:36 pm

The handle on mine is 23 1/4 inches end of the button to the front of the winding check. The cork section is 20 1/4 if that helps
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Post by Richard Jackson » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:32 pm

MGs wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:36 pm
The handle on mine is 23 1/4 inches end of the button to the front of the winding check. The cork section is 20 1/4 if that helps
Thankyou MG , that is a great help
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Post by Hexagraffiti » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:42 pm

Hi Richard,
I have also just purchased what I hope is a 12" Test from the Bay. Here is a link with pictures: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marco-vintag ... 663.l10137

When it arrives I will be happy to take further measurements / photographs.

All the best,

Nick

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Post by Richard Jackson » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 pm

Hexagraffiti wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Hi Richard,
I have also just purchased what I hope is a 12" Test from the Bay. Here is a link with pictures: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marco-vintag ... 663.l10137

When it arrives I will be happy to take further measurements / photographs.

All the best,

Nick
That looks to be in good original condition Nick
If you would be so kind to take further measurements it would be greatly appreciated
Many thanks
Richard
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Post by Hexagraffiti » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:36 pm

Hi Richard,
The rod has arrived and appears in good original condition. All the whippings are in red/gold jasper. This could of course be red/white under dark varnish. The varnish is not the best but could be original.
Let me know what measurements/pictures you need, and I will post accordingly. Just getting ready for nightshift, so will post again tomorrow.

All the best,

Nick.

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Post by Richard Jackson » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:06 pm

Hi Nick , could you tell me if the male ferrules on the middle and tip section look like these please
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Post by Richard Jackson » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:08 pm

Sorry , could you also tell me if your ferrules have a number stamped on them ?
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Post by Hexagraffiti » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:14 pm

Hi Richard. Sorry for delay.ImageImageImageImage
There are no serial Nos just the number 7 on the ferrules and counters.
The butt guide agate is 5mm internal diameter. There are 3 intermediate guides on the mid section and 4 intermediates on the tip. The tip guide agate is 3.5mm internal diameter.
The handle is 23 1/2" from the button to the edge of the tapered line check. Hope this helps.

All the best,

Nick

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Re: Pictures please

Post by Richard Jackson » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:39 pm

Mine doesn’t sound like a “Test” it is certainly a marco but I am unsure which one, this was bought with no guides or whippings or reel bands but the fittings/furniture that remained scream Marco , it has the same furniture as my “Medway “ which was in original condition when bought but this rod is a lot beefier ,these are pictures of the furniture that were on said rod
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The old whippings are also in the same position as a Medway and all ferrules are stamped the same as a marco
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