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08-17-2019 11:22 PM
Northern fisherman Great post! After reading all of the research I decided to look up an old 5000A I got from my Dad that he fished with as long as I can remember. Coincidentally the reel was made same month and year I was born. 741203 year,month,then third run. I just thought that was truly amazing. Furthermore we also have an old evinrude 9.9 that was made in 1974. I guess 74 was a good year for him, Lol. Thanks for sharing again.
08-17-2019 06:08 PM
TXFishin I have a dozen or so of those original Garcia's with the leather case.

The case has a clear plastic bottle that has extra bearings, drag washers, etc, they are easy reels to service / work on.

I've been using them for over 30 years, still to this day, work like a champ for bay and light offshore work

Relentless
08-17-2019 12:42 PM
Bird Chris at Serious Tackle in LaMarque is an expert on those reels and has the parts to repair/rebuild them. I had him service and repair all of my Dad's old Abu's a few years back. Based on my Dad's reels, I'd say late 50's or early 60's
08-17-2019 10:35 AM
habanerojooz
Old Ambassadeur 5000....

Looking closer at the pictures, I see a few interesting things.

There appears to be an oil lubrication port hole on the nut that secures the crank handle. There is also a port hole on the spool tensioner on the LH side. The later models do not have these ports.

On the LH side below the spool tensioner, I see stamped letters that say, “A.B. URFABRIKEN”. Also, the stamped letters that follow, “SVANGSTA” is the city in Sweden where A.B. URFABRIKEN company was started. I’ve never seen one with this stamped on it.

Here’s a bit of info that I found http://www.abugarcia.com/AbuGarcia-our-history.html



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08-16-2019 08:17 AM
sharkchum Unfortunately, they aren't really worth anything unless they are brand new in the box will all the original paperwork and the leather case. I'm somewhat of a collector and probably have over 100 Ambassadeur's, and probably 2 dozen just like yours. I won't give more than $5 or $10 for them, and most times people just give them to me.
08-16-2019 08:06 AM
WillieT Great find.
08-15-2019 08:36 PM
Dasboot So, I just got an email back from the owner of this website:http://www.lurelore.com/freds/abu.html. He said he is confident that it was made in 1956. He also said that it is not marked with Record or Abu, which could make it desirable as a collector's item. Maybe in the $250 range. Not that I have any intention of selling it, though.
08-15-2019 04:54 PM
Dasboot So, I emailed Wayne from Realreels.com and he said he believes initially that it's a late 50s, early 60s. He couldn't talk much because he was on safari and fishing in Africa (Seriously?)

I've sent out some more emails and as I get more info I'll share what I find.

Thanks for the interest guys.
08-15-2019 04:51 PM
Dasboot
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This site has a lot of information.
http://www.lurelore.com/freds/abu.html

Thanks, I emailed him as well...
08-15-2019 04:26 PM
galvbay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F223482557483


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