New Arrival - 05/28

Otto Zwarg 400 Laurentian Salmon Reel 1/0


A superb Otto Zwarg 400 Laurentian model salmon reel in 1/0 size. This is the rarest and most collectible of the small Zwargs. Serial #B182, indicating a rare circa-1947 Brooklyn-made reel, and it has the Brooklyn stamp on the oil port as well (after two years of operation in Brooklyn, Zwarg moved his reelmaking operation to Florida in 1947. Zwarg, of course, had been the foreman at the Vom Hofe shop for many years). The reel is mint except for a foot that has been slightly shortened. This small model weighs in at 10.2 ounces. The hard rubber has been slightly "tanned" brown but a bit of polishing should bring it back to jet black. No dents or dings and except for the foot it looks like it just came from the factory. The leather case also looks as though it came directly from the store and is stamped "Mills, New York". I doubt you'll find a comparable small multiplier like this one come to market soon, especially one made during that oh-so-brief Brooklyn period. This is an absolute gem.

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