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Post  Marleysky Tue 25 Oct 2022 - 2:38

Without some kind of provenance it's just hearsay?  No proof?
shorten the e-bay link to :  https://www.ebay.com/itm/364021453234

Well, if it sells for more than the starting bid, I may have to strip the color anodizing off of one of mine, and sell it too!
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Post  Mark Boesen Tue 25 Oct 2022 - 8:00

Like Mudhen used to say, never buy the story only the item...or something to that effect. For starters I see the needle is wrong as is the glowhead. Also if you give anodized parts a bath in Drain-O the aluminum will become a dull color, like the engine in the listing.
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Post  KariFS Tue 25 Oct 2022 - 9:13

Looks like it's media blasted, or lye soaked like Mark suspects. An RR-1 is always nice, and I would buy that one if the price was right. With the blasted surface and no chance to see what's inside, for me the right price would be more like $49.50 and that'd better include shipping too. But I am cheap Very Happy
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Post  Admin Tue 25 Oct 2022 - 10:00

The look of that backplate alone doesn't look natural.

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Post  KariFS Tue 25 Oct 2022 - 12:12

Admin wrote:The look of that backplate alone doesn't look natural.

Yup, that yells "media blasted" to me. Something strange around the air intake too, the photo is a little out of focus but still.

Could be that the world has just gone crazy and our little gems are the "new gold". Look at these:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114702330337?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=wCU4VdC2SMC&sssrc=2047675&ssuid=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

https://www.ebay.com/itm/304668135772?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=OGUMSKJzRyO&sssrc=2047675&ssuid=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

Looks like my "collection" (a couple of shoeboxes full) could easily pay my electric bills for a couple of years Very Happy

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