The ballast weight is two nails and original. The line tie was replaced with leather a long time ago. There are scratches and scuffs for a working decoy of this age. Thin hairline cracks in the breast. There is a crack in the neck that doesn't appear to go all the way around and is stable.
The head is not loose. The decoy measures 14 x 6 x 6-1/2. Overall, a nice decoy from this era.
Please view the photos as they are part of the description. We'd be happy to answer any questions. The item "Madison Mitchell Bluebill Hen Decoy c. 1940s" is in sale since Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "masar_78" and is located in Shaftsbury, Vermont.This item can be shipped to United States.