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What type of bow is this.

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Archer 13-Mar-18
George D. Stout 13-Mar-18
3Ditional 13-Mar-18
Archer 13-Mar-18
9/10 Broke 13-Mar-18
woodsman 13-Mar-18
Archer 13-Mar-18
Coyote 13-Mar-18
George D. Stout 13-Mar-18
Longtrad 13-Mar-18
Archer 13-Mar-18
Archer 13-Mar-18
fdp 13-Mar-18
jaz5833 14-Mar-18
jaz5833 14-Mar-18
jaz5833 14-Mar-18
Gary Miller 14-Mar-18
Knifeguy 14-Mar-18
3Ditional 14-Mar-18
Archer 14-Mar-18
reddogge 14-Mar-18
reddogge 14-Mar-18
Lucas 14-Mar-18
crookedstix 14-Mar-18
Lucas 14-Mar-18
Curtiss Cardinal 15-Mar-18
ny yankee 15-Mar-18
Ugly Coyote 20-Mar-18
Ugly Coyote 20-Mar-18
Wispershot 20-Mar-18
From: Archer
Date: 13-Mar-18

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Anyone know who made these and when.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Mar-18

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I think a guy named Sweeney made them and called them the Tarantula. Sabo made a similar model like this one.

From: 3Ditional
Date: 13-Mar-18




Wow, who would've thought shoot-through risers were trad!

From: Archer
Date: 13-Mar-18




George is that a similar design or what. I can’t tell from the picture but the one I posted looks like two wood bows linked together.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Mar-18




Someone posted that picture just a few months ago and told about them. I don’t remember the name of the thread but surely someone will pipe up shortly.

From: woodsman
Date: 13-Mar-18




One of the most bizarre things I have ever seen!

From: Archer
Date: 13-Mar-18

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Another picture

From: Coyote
Date: 13-Mar-18




It is a Tarantula. I remember reading an article about it in Bow and Arrow Mag in my (much) younger days, sometime in the late '60s I believe. (How come I can remember this crap but I can't remember where I put my shooting glove???)

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Mar-18




Not two bows. Just a center shot contraption that got some interest for a couple years then went away. Most things that aren't all that practical will delete themselves through lack of interest. Like the deer view mirror. It's part of history though and I'm surprised that it's a surprise. These were around in the early part of the 70's...BC...before compounds. Who knows what would have evolved had it not been for the compound bow taking over.

From: Longtrad
Date: 13-Mar-18




interesting, I wonder if they had a lot of hand shock

From: Archer
Date: 13-Mar-18




Doing a little more research the idea was that it would be faster as the string would not contact the limbs after the release if the arrow. Still haven’t found the original builder.

From: Archer
Date: 13-Mar-18




No arguments there George it was more of an interest of the novelty of the item than any thing else. And it would be a hoot to show up to the club shoot with one in my hand.

From: fdp
Date: 13-Mar-18




Guys...there are examples of shoot through risers that are going on 300 years old.

There's not a whole bunch new in recurves and longbows other than material.

From: jaz5833
Date: 14-Mar-18

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Wow, who would've thought shoot-through risers were trad!

Anyone that knows the history of bow building.

Here's a primitive, double limbed, shoot through riser that's housed in the Jessops Primitive Archery and Weapons Collection located in San Diego. It was built at least 150 years ago but could be as old as 300.

From: jaz5833
Date: 14-Mar-18

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From: jaz5833
Date: 14-Mar-18

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From: Gary Miller
Date: 14-Mar-18




I think I'll build a three limb,re-curve , with through the limb, center shot in primary she'f and call it cyclops. Anyone that wants to use my idea is welcome, after sending me a $10,000 royalty and 10 percent on profits. My idea is now in the cloud so don't try to cheat me. I'll add a wrist lock slingshot support for Model II.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 14-Mar-18




His fletching looks a little long! ;-)

From: 3Ditional
Date: 14-Mar-18




"Guys...there are examples of shoot through risers that are going on 300 years old."

Been into archery since the late 60's and I've got to admit, because of knowledgeable people here on the LEATHERWALL, I'm still learning. Thank you all!

From: Archer
Date: 14-Mar-18




Pretty cool

From: reddogge
Date: 14-Mar-18

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Here's the Sabo.

From: reddogge
Date: 14-Mar-18

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From: Lucas
Date: 14-Mar-18




The Tarantula was made by Neil Tarbell

From: crookedstix
Date: 14-Mar-18




Yes, and as of a couple of years ago Neil was still making bows; they still come up on eBay every so often. He also made the Tarbell "Interceptor," a 44" bow.

From: Lucas
Date: 14-Mar-18




I have only seen one interceptor come up for sale and never a tarantula. Have you shot either Kerry?

From: Curtiss Cardinal
Date: 15-Mar-18




I seem to remember two things about the Tarantula. First it was designed to be a flight bow. That is a long range shooting sport. Second it was the second loudest bow I ever heard. The first is the Onieda Strike Eagle.

From: ny yankee
Date: 15-Mar-18




If they only had cables and pulleys they would be really cool!

From: Ugly Coyote
Date: 20-Mar-18

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Here's a steel,twin limb, shoot through bow with an aluminum handle and aircraft cable for a string. Don't know the year. Could be 1940's.

From: Ugly Coyote
Date: 20-Mar-18

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A detail of the handle.

From: Wispershot
Date: 20-Mar-18




I'd sure like to try one just to say I did. Sort of a novelty experience.





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