I recently picked up 2 new-in-box (parts, manual, reel bag, blue velvet/plastic stand, and even the reel grease!) Penn International 6's with some peculiarities. They are both October 1980 production models, but the manuals in the boxes are different. The reel with the lower serial number ("Reel A") has a manual that doesn't even show the Intl. 6 (it shows the 12H at the low end) while the other ("Reel B") includes the 6 as well as the 12 and 12W. I assume they ran out of the earlier manuals since it was getting towards the very end of production for these reels. Furthermore, Reel A's box has a sticker on one of the ends that was placed over the gear ratio information that shows 3.5:1 and, after testing both reels, they both have 3.5:1 ratios. Odd since these are supposed to be 4:1 reels but I've only come across one other reference online to the exact same type of sticker on an International 12 box - so not sure what's up.
Anyone have any more insights into these? I'm not exactly sure what I have.