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Anybody know the order in which millionaire models were released? I.e. 3R, 3RM, II, IV, V, etc. I know the Millionaire V was released in 1972 from a print ad I found, but that's it. Trying to find a date range for this reel in particular:post-50560-0-06666600-1449080926_thumb.jpost-50560-0-13985500-1449080942_thumb.jpost-50560-0-64659800-1449080961_thumb.j

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Beautiful reel.  

 

Can't help with your quest....but I'm saddened if early '70's is vintage...I acknowledge it probably might be, but sad just the same

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Thank you, sir. I thought it was nice. Other than a few small dings it's in mint condition with the box, the plastic shell it sat in, the schematic, and manual. It even had what I assume was the original mono spooled on it. I stripped that off, cleaned out all the old grease, which was like syrup, oiled up the leather drag washers, lubed everything else, spooled on some 14# trilene XL, mounted it on a browning silaflex rod, tied on a plug, and found that not only does it reel smoothly, but casts surprisingly well for a 40? year old reel with zero bearings and the simplest possible centrifugal brake. Don't plan on actually using it, just a fun winter project.

 

And I supposed I could call it classic instead of vintage, but you can get a classic millionaire built yesterday, so you'll just have to feel old.

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I have a Millionair II 6000M that I bought around 1987..  It's currently still in service on a Fenwick Elite Tech Muskie Trolling rod spooled with 80lb Power Pro.

 

It will continue to serve this purpose until I can afford a Tekota 600LC.

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When I saw this title, I thought it was a question about old rich guys.

Hootie

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