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Hi everyone, I recently found my grandfather's old Abu Ambassadeur. He died back in February and this reel has TONS of sentimental value attached to it. So, I would love to start using it, but I want to know as much about it as I can. Sorry for the bad pics, I had to use my webcam. Can anyone tell me like what gear ratio, line # and capacity, and what type of rod and technique it would be good for?

Also, I would love to know what year it is from if there is anyway to find that out.

What I do know: It says No. 5000, AB.URFABRIKEN SVANGSTA SWEDEN, and the serial number on the reel seat is 287621.

Thanks everyone. If there are any other pictures you need to help I can take them

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Yea that is an original Sweden tooled Garcia 5000C (circa 1976)..

Gear Ratio should be around 5.1:1 to 5.5:1 has the old thin fiber drag washer.

The spool shaft rides on 2 brass bushings/bearings (but can be upgraded to bearings), copper shims and oil rings under both caps.

The cap on the crank side is always tight, the cap on the palming side plate is the free spool (cast control cap).

The level wind is engaged while in free spool, the pawl part number is #5176 and still available. As far as drag pads smoothie and the Reel Mechanic carry the pads for it now, probably the old #049 part number.

I use to have 2 of them, until the black 5001C came out in 1985 and I started cranking big nasty Abus in lefty. Great work horse reels!!

Tight Lines!!  :)

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I am no expert, but do have a decent collection of Abu Reels. Your's looks to be an early 70's 5000 4-screw. I am at work so I can't look at mine. The odd thing is the Ambassaduer script on the non-crank side, but with a "power" crank handle. A good site that may be able to help you is below.

www.realsreels.com

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Looks identical to mine :)

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Looks identical to mine :)

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fenwick rod? a lunker stick maybe?

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That rod is way before Fenwick's graphite Lunker Stik

1972 Abu Garcia Ambassaduer 5000 on a Heddon Mark Special Purpose #6277 fiberglass 5 ½' Medium Heavy Action, 3/8 to 1 oz, 8 to 20 lb line.

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fenwick rod? a lunker stick maybe?

I recently sold a fiberglass Lunker Stick that I had owned since the early 1970s.

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fenwick rod? a lunker stick maybe?

I recently sold a fiberglass Lunker Stick that I had owned since the early 1970s.

reason i asked cuzz i have 2 of those rods and from what i seen catts rod looked close. how did you come out selling the rod?

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