Orvis Battenkill 9'6 8wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill - 9'6" 2/2 8wt bamboo rod. Serial #12763. Made in 1952 by George Reid and Cal Skinner. The rod is in excellent condition. The second guide up on the first tip has been replaced. This guide is also rusting and will need to again be replaced at some point. There are a few light marks on the blank. All sections are full length and straight. The rod features dark, chocolate colored cane finish, characteristic of Orvis rods from this era. Chestnut wraps. Bright guides. The script remains clean and bold. U-shaped hook-keeper. Bright aluminum winding check. Cigar grip 7 1/4" in length. The grip is soiled and slightly ridged in places but free of any gouges, filler, etc. Aluminum down-locking reel seat. The seat is void of any major scratch or dent. The step-down nickel silver ferrules are size 17/64, the fit is great. The rod weighs an even 7 oz. The action is on the medium side of medium-fast and full of power. Includes original green bag and labeled tube.