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I have one of these new in the box. It is all gold & came in a gold box. It is about the size of a squidder & looks like an international. It is a tough looking reel. I know they haven?t made them for some time. I was looking on the Internet & cant find any info on them. I was wondering if anyone has any info or a site that does. I have another one that I used & need parts and was wondering if the one that is new is a collectors item. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Pre-Calcutta. Remember those shimano ads where they fill the reel with heavy line, locked the drags and pulled in big sharks? It's collectable but there are not that many guys looking for them. Maybe $200-250 at the high end (never used,never spooled, mint box, all accessories and manuals intact and untouched), which doesn't even buy a new Calcutta 700 after tax... Shimano has no parts. 7 years after ceasing production they have the right to discontinue parts and support. They then sell off the parts to 4 vintage parts/service centers. The parts that wear out tend to get depleted first. I would be shocked if you could find drag washers with less than 20 phone calls. Shep at J&H loves these reels and is probably your best bet for service on LI.

A mint one went for $121 on Ebay a couple days ago.

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1055042530
 

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Thanks Bonsey
I was going to put on ebay. I would like to trade it for a TLD 10 if any one has one. I will give J&H a call to try to fix my other one.
 
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