Anyone Seen One Of These?1498 Compound?

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  1. otisotis

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    Looks like an old Martin multiplier. They make excellent conversation pieces. ;)
     
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    Martin multiplier?
    Cool.Love the racket it makes and reel in long lines
    is fastfastfast...besides,it set me back $20 more or less.
     
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    Martin and other similar reels are often refered to as Tuna Can reels as they are made of thin stamped (pressed into shape) metal like a tuna can. Never the less, they are certainly servicable reels and the multipliers can make quite a racket that some enjoy. Nothing at all wrong with a usable reel that may last for the rest of your fishing life with a reasonable amount of care, for $20.

    The best thing you could do with it is take it apart, clean and lubricate it before using. This could add considerably to its usable life.

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    Thanks for your advise.
    That was my first move..used lithium grease
    and put a bit of loctite on the screws [or I would
    have exposed the innards]
    It seems to be nearly identical to the 1498.
    BTX,they`re still in product.Did not know that...
    Thanks for the info
     
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    That is not a Martin, that is a Pflueger 1498 that was made into a mulitplier. There was a guy somewhere who made a business out of converting em for a short time. They are not still in production. Martin made the "tuna can" reels, they were indeed very lightweight reels, but not multipliers. Martin makes a very sturdy, heavy duty muliplier--MG72. They also make a slightly smaller one--MG10. What you have is a Pflueger.
    For $20 you got a neat piece.
     
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    Tx for the info.I have seen the multiplier kit [some guy wanted $80 for it-an outrage] but 8it wasn`t this particulalrly lovely shade of crimson...
     

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