I don't know when it was made. The female half of the ferrule and the reel seat are pinned if that is any indication. It was an eBay purchase that I made a couple of years ago. The rod did not cost me much.

The rod that I have is marked as a 1600 also.
After looking at it again the wraps are green/black over silver with the two white bands that you mentioned. The ferrule and tip top are chrome and the stripper and snake guides are black.
I'll post some pictures when I get a chance.

[This message has been edited by HoosierCreeks (edited 25 January 2006).]