View Full Version : Recent Gold Seal ring top purchase and a question

December 23rd, 2016, 07:10 PM
Howdy all,
I won a nice looking Wahl black and white marbled Gold Seal ring top a few weeks ago and unfortunately just got around to taking it out and giving it a good once over.
What I found was rather disappointing. First of all, it is altogether missing the pressure plate. I found the barrel brace for it buried at the very back of the body.
Second, the section, which I am pretty sure is not the original is broken and there is no nipple remaining on it for the sac to attach to.
Third, the edge of the threads on the body are a bit rough...upon closer examination and cleaning, it appears that the entire body is lined with a metal sleeve.
On the upside, the body is in relatively decent condition....no brassing on any of the hardware, the color is not not too bad and that little flexy WAHL 14kt #2 nib that cleaned up very nicely.
My question is this....is it common for Wahls of this era to have that metal sleeve? I have half a dozen other Wahl; Wahl Eversharps and have never noticed this in any of them before.
Thanks in advance

December 23rd, 2016, 08:56 PM
Metal sleeve belongs there.

December 23rd, 2016, 11:32 PM