Ambassadeur reel dating
the reel comes with original box and packaging as well as spares and oil bottle spanner and paperwork. The reel is as stated in super condition with a few minor spots of paint loss to the one face plate and on the neighbouring rim.
The reel is as stated in super condition with a few minor spots of paint loss to the one face plate and on the neighbouring rim.
I think England and Europe refers to them as "Multipliers" more so than anywhere else, but if you hear the term used then you'll know what it means now without having to do what I did and say "What's a Multiplier???
" The numbers on Abu reels are set as series first ...
I think the early 6500c3 had squared off side plates and some of the later ones had the ergonomic and even some of the later ones have the square ones like the 6500CSC3 mag-x is a later model reel but it has the square side plates and different clicker and stuff.
So now we've got an idea of how this goes on the 7000's and I think I listed about all of them except maybe the Syncro and all the Syncro reels just had a weird drag release that would allow a fisherman to pull backwards on the handle to loosen the drag off. Too hard to work on and lots of problems with them. They named them Mag Elite but due to a trademark infringement some years back, about 1999 or 2000 they had to change the name to Mag-X to avoid court battles so the Mag Elite is the same as the Mag-X but like I was saying the 6500CTC3 Mag-X was/is a magnet backlash controlled non-levelwind reel.
A fine cased Abu Ambassadeur 6000 multiplier scarce earlier 4 screw example. 116 Superb little fished boxed Penn Senator 4/0 big game multiplier reel. 116 Superb little fished boxed Penn Senator 4/0 big game multiplier reel.
Baitcast reels are also known as Conventional Reels or Multipliers.
The 50 series had over 100 different models in those series so I won't go through all of them but I'll give you and idea of what the numbers and letters represent. The 7000 was the base model number but it had several models that were labeled 7000's and most of them were 4.1:1 gear ratio which meant for every one complete turn of the reel handle the spool would turn 4.1 times. The box is very slightly damaged to a couple of cornerers around the flap (see photo). Reel in superb lightly used condition with only the lightest of marking, reel comes with oil bottle, spares and paperwork (missing spanner. Reel as stated in mint condition, comes with spare spool and oil bottle (no spanner) box is also good with original insert some creasing and light scuffing to the exterior. Foot number 730802 REEL CONDITON SCORE 9.35/10 Ref. The reel is as stated in superb condition with only the lightest marking from little use. Box has a fair amount of damage with one flap detatched and some other tears (see photos), other packaging fine. There are a lot of different reel foot numbers in the same model and series so you have to have the reel foot number to give to them because the very first abu 6500c3 has a few design differences over the years to the latest one.Probably about 8 to 10 different reel foot numbers over the years for the abu6500c3 so on some parts like the side plates and components in them may be different from an early model to a later model.