The date code is J800656. I understand that means that this reel was manufactured in October 1980. It has been sitting for the last 10 years at least.So, it may need a little oil. The reel functions as it should. There are some surface scratches. Clean this thing up and you will have a great reel for years to come. The item "Penn International 50 Fishing Reel Big Game Vintage" is in sale since Tuesday, March 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Reels\Saltwater Reels". The seller is "1willwander" and is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.