This RIES Model C Tri-Lok tripod is as sturdy as the day it was made. All locks tighten down as intended by the manufacturerr. This Ebayer was a Wedding Photographer for 15 years and a commercial director for almost a decade. I would be tempted to take this out in the field and use in a professional workflow. That is how easy ti is to set up and how'sure' the stance is when tightened down.There is no missing hardware. It spent it's life here in Southern California where the low humidity, arid climate and moderate seasonal fluctuation tend to be more forgiving to the fine woods of vintage and antique equipment, compared to more weather volatile regions of the United States.
Some dings here and there but nothing approaching abuse or neglect. Because this feels'right' in the hand when loosening and tightening. The item "RIES Tri-Lok Model C Tripod, All Wood vintage RIES Tri-Lok Tripod, NICE" is in sale since Thursday, September 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Tripods & Supports\Tripods & Monopods".The seller is "1931jared" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.