I've had this reel for quite some time but never took my own pictures of it. Still feeling a bit lazy about breaking out the camera and tripod for pictures, but I do have those provided to me by the seller last year.
I have an old Martin MG-3 that I inherited from a good friend who passed away in 1992. The reel bears every scar that Charlie gave to it and I use it very infrequently. I had thought for some time that I would like another which did not have the boat rash of my first.
After a couple years of looking about I found one sold in 1980 and provided with the original sale receipt, an extra spool, and a leather pouch for safe transport.
Although the pictures are not exactly artsy, they do show the pristine condition of the reel and were enough to prompt me to pay a tad over 3 times what the set sold for in 1980
It is my belief that these reels are equal to the Hardy Featherweight's in vintage or classic appeal and they have a very good drag system built into them, made in Mohawk NY. of course. I know I don't need it but one day I'll find or build a little fiberglass rod for a 3/4 weight line and use the reel............. Why a salmon fisherman who uses Spey rods did this I do not know