Hi Crazy AL....the 338F was like skatemaster mentioned, a jigmaster sized reel (380 yds of 30lb test) with 5 to 1 gears that take a regular washer on the main gear (4 fiber washers total) and internals similar to the P series, with no c-clips on the yoke posts. The stainless on the rings was the best used in a newell reel, the plates being a brittle plastic material, cracked very easily. They have some value, in the 322 and 332 size, but now are best left as collectors items, due to the scarcity of finding plates to replaced the cracked ones you ALWAYS get on these reels....prices have gone as high as 250 dollars for these reels, but i have purchased a few at shows for around 40-60 dollars over the years, due to their poor condition. I did like the knobs on the handles of these reels, but other then the aluminum spools, i would pass on buying a blackie for any serious money...the aluminum bars and bases, over the years getting 'welded' to the stainless loctited screws, and are almost impossible to remove, if you have to replace these parts.
EC NEWELL MAN*