yup, despite the slight wear i mentioned they just dont come up this nice. and why pay 100 for ones that need powder, end caps, black pads, and 9/16 spindles and probably reflectors, you will end up spending more, been there done that.
yup there the same but the end has a slight gold tint, you know how some of these type of items have that? i dont know if the originals had that cause there always used dissscolored and crusty... i think it comes off with polish infact but ive never wasted the time doing that.
these work and look awesome, just look at the lever.
ive sold others ive restored for 150. if these dont sell this round i might take them apart and see if i can file the spindle end worn an 1/8" so the caps fit perfect.... probably post them for more money then!
locking collars can be added to later hubs so that's not how to tell what era they are. you can tell by the concave in the center of the hub. you have to know what your looking at, also the concave is slightly differs between the front and rear.