Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


metal bows??

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S.M.Robertson 03-Jul-18
S.M.Robertson 03-Jul-18
George D. Stout 03-Jul-18
M60gunner 03-Jul-18
Barber 03-Jul-18
Barber 03-Jul-18
George D. Stout 03-Jul-18
Barber 03-Jul-18
mahantango 03-Jul-18
S.M.Robertson 03-Jul-18
Barber 03-Jul-18
LBshooter 04-Jul-18
Barber 04-Jul-18
George D. Stout 04-Jul-18
Barber 04-Jul-18
buster v davenport 04-Jul-18
buster v davenport 04-Jul-18
Timberline2 12-Jul-18
Timberline2 12-Jul-18
Timberline2 12-Jul-18
Timberline2 12-Jul-18
From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 03-Jul-18

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With all the talk on here about archery and all its different forms. Can some of the more knowledgeable give some information on the steel bows of the fifties and sixties. Im espically interested in the Seefab from Sweden and Apollo from England.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 03-Jul-18

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Jul-18




As you can see, Scotty, they were tubular steel. Ann Weber Corby used an Apollo to take many of here trophies back in the late 40's and into the 50's. You see the Seefab more than the Apollo nowadays, usually on Ebay. I had one in the shop for awhile back when we had the store but never shot it.

From: M60gunner
Date: 03-Jul-18




Interesting bit of history. From what I have read in the past those metal bows fatigued after awhile causing the bows to break. That is not what I would expect from a metal bow.

From: Barber
Date: 03-Jul-18

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I know very little about them, but I own this mid 1940’s Par X Recurve. It’s right and left hand. All metal limbs and riser.

From: Barber
Date: 03-Jul-18

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Jul-18




The shorter, bows with flatter limbs were the ones that could 'fatigue' or weaken, not the long tubular steel models..steel and aluminum are quite different under stress.

From: Barber
Date: 03-Jul-18




George Stout is the one that helped me find out what my bow is.

From: mahantango
Date: 03-Jul-18




I have one of those Par X. Always been afraid to shoot it.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 03-Jul-18




The Par X is aluminum, correct? The Europeans used steel and we used aluminum, interesting.

From: Barber
Date: 03-Jul-18




I have shot this Par X many times. I hunted with it for 2 years. It was my first Recurve. Got it when I was 13 years old . I’m 38 now. I get it out about once a year and shot it about a dozen times then put it back up. It had so much Hand shock that’s about all you want to shoot it . LOL

From: LBshooter
Date: 04-Jul-18




I have a aluminium bow, I thought it was a jet bow but looks just like a par x. Shot the heck out of it when I was learning and loved it. Fast little bow from what I remembered and I would be hunting with it today but I was warned long ago to stop shooting it??

From: Barber
Date: 04-Jul-18




I was warned not to shoot my bow because of them known to failure. But I figure it was made to shoot and I’m not a collector so I shoot it once in a blue moon. I look it over very well first then shoot it. If it ever goes bad then I guess it will just hang on the rack. I shoot every bow I have at some point in the year. Can’t stand not to. LoL

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Jul-18




Actually some folks still shoot them regularly. If you examine the limbs well, they will likely tell you if there is an issue developing. The shorter models especially will show a change in color around the fade area would be....where the limb flex ends. If your bow has that, then I would be concerned. Fatigued aluminum tends to dull in color before failing. Otherwise flip a coin...they were made to be shot, not looked at.

From: Barber
Date: 04-Jul-18




Thanks for the change in color information. I didn’t know that. Mine has no color change in limbs. Dark green from one end to the other the same. Thanks for that heads up.

From: buster v davenport
Date: 04-Jul-18




Jeanette Ardell, from Marietta, GA, used a Par X bow in the '50s. She won the Georgia, Michigan, and Kansas Women's Archery Championship while still in high school. She was also an exhibition shooter, shooting aspirins and other objects out of the air. She was a Miss America contestant in 1958 and Miss Dixie in 1959. bvd

From: buster v davenport
Date: 04-Jul-18




An all metal bow was found at the site of the Fetterman Massacre in Dec. 1866. It is shown in volume 2 of Jim Hamm's encyclopedia. bvd

From: Timberline2
Date: 12-Jul-18

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Here is a metal bow I bought several years ago. It is a Seefab Tiger made in Sweden. What makes the bow special to me is that it was owned by former NFL coach , Bud Grant. Bud told me he purchased the bow from Corries Sporting Goods in Minneapolis in the mid 1940s. He hunted deer with it but was unsuccessful. However, he was proud to say that he shot 2 rabbits and 2 squirrels with the bow.

From: Timberline2
Date: 12-Jul-18

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From: Timberline2
Date: 12-Jul-18

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From: Timberline2
Date: 12-Jul-18

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