My Longstone 6"

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OhMyGoodness
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My Longstone 6"

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I have a Longstone 6" post war reel which is in excellent condition.
It does however have two faults.
One handle and relevant screw and nut are missing.
Also one washer from the drag nut is missing. The one like a standard washer with a D shaped inner hole which should fit the D shaped shaft.
Anyone have any ideas where I might find spares?
Although Longstone reels, especially the larger sizes were meant to be used for sea fishing and thus corrosion proof, I don't think many were actually hiduminium or duralumin. This reel has probably been polished by the previous owner since inside of the backplate is often the hardest place to remove paint even though the post war paint finish changed to a baked one. I still prefer the pre war leaded finish by Hardy reels.

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Re: My Longstone 6"

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There's a seller on the unmentionable online auction who sells Hardy spares. I'd also drop a PM to our own Watermole+, one of the very the finest reel makers ever, though understandably he's a busy chap, it could be worth a try :Hat:

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Gary Mills at Mill tackle may be able to help
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Re: My Longstone 6"

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The handles may be the same as used on the Elarex. I dont have one at the moment but I'm sure someone could measure theirs for you.
It will probably be a bit easier to find an Elarex for spares than a Longstone.

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Re: My Longstone 6"

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Wallys-Cast wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:56 am The handles may be the same as used on the Elarex. I dont have one at the moment but I'm sure someone could measure theirs for you.
It will probably be a bit easier to find an Elarex for spares than a Longstone.

Wal.
Elarex handles are tapered but these are way bigger it being a 6" sea centrepin reel

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Re: My Longstone 6"

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Liphook wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:27 am There's a seller on the unmentionable online auction who sells Hardy spares. I'd also drop a PM to our own Watermole+, one of the very the finest reel makers ever, though understandably he's a busy chap, it could be worth a try :Hat:
Thanks for your quick response.
I guess handles could be made if one has a lathe.
Erick van der plas uses acrylic pen blanks from the bay.
Sourcing the cup washers, screws and nuts might be a thing able to be found there too.

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Re: My Longstone 6"

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Aitch wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:04 am Gary Mills at Mill tackle may be able to help
Thanks!

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