No springs to pop out or off during disassembly. Take pics along the way, take your time, and leave plenty of time to complete the job probably a couple hours first time out. This can be noted by opening the cover page of a Garcia Fishing Annual. Fortunately for collectors they can still be identified upon close inspection. It's widely accepted among historians and collectors that 50000 is likely the first serial number for an Ambassadeur reel. Not surprisingly there was 20 bids on this set.
Middle two digits indicating year. Another example of specific change was the 5000D. Serial numbers are for reels mfg 'd. The only difference between reproductions and original is post 1979 tooling methods and design change. October,1967 100702 Both screw heads are seen at the top confirming 4-screw frame. I do not have the instruction papers or the original cardboard box. I never really did anything with the reel other than open it up and clean it, oil it and make sure everything works good, then i put it back in the box.
Would I need to pay for those? It showed signs of boat rash in the usual places, and the seller also mentioned there were light nicks, here and there. Note the correct 37mm teardrop shaped star drag without skirt. As you can also see, this was the engraved model. Note the early March date of this reel which is well within the year limit. During line retrieval the reel is in direct drive. No Roman color coding numbers occur on any of these reels. We have become good friends through time and he will always be close to my heart.
That's the day I knew if I wanted to collect them, I had to learn about them. This set was described as being mint. The box was also in Good Cond. If you have a chrome plated bronze spool it is a M. I got doing what I do for a living because I'm part mad scientist. These numbers have consistently played very critical roles in the discovery of fresh things and beings.
Grey spool and stardrag, no serial number. Reel is in reasonable good shape but has wear, and works well. Still a very desirable reel, it's not the true first version. One may be surprised at just how good Grandpa's old reel will look when it has been properly cleaned. In my opinion, this reel was likely manufactured near the end of 1957 or the first few months of 1958 due to the factory exhausting N. Add to this an original dated receipt, and you have a truly desirable collectable.
It is in Absolutely Mint Condition and has never been fished. The Champagne Gold 5000D is believed to have been made specially for the anniversary celebrations of supermarket chains like Wal-Mart. The sailfish on the left fought for over an hour. Below, is an Ambassadeur 2500C before and after cleaning. The stand-up card display box below was used in the 1960's. I finally found a website that posts the measurements of most parts, anyway, but not the diameters of the ring and pinion sets.
Again, look closely and you will see the friction washer as shown in the 1969 parts schematic for this model. When I first viewed the reel I sat up in my chair and took note. Pull small pieces of cotton off the Q-tip and using tweezers, dip it in Acetone and clean those very small and tight areas. Major Ambassadeur models included in my fishing armoury and collection I also have collected various examples of 1500, 2500, 3500 , 4500, 5500, 6500 , , 8500, and. The actual serial number is 10876.
But generally -- any of them will get you where you need to be for service and repair. Their business survived many financial crises, including the depression of the 1930s. Back to this particular reel, it was described as being in used cond and the previous owner had drilled 2 small holes in the reel's foot. Below is a photo of one of the very first 6000C's produced in January 1968 with it's supporting schematic reflecting lot number 01 08 00. Carriage screw nut part 2234 has been discontinued. Note the absence of the screw head at the top, indicating 3-screw frame.