Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Top 10 hardest to find vintage recurve's

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tonto59 27-Aug-17
Buzz 27-Aug-17
George D. Stout 27-Aug-17
Kodiak 27-Aug-17
kstout 27-Aug-17
crookedstix 27-Aug-17
Renewed Archer 27-Aug-17
Medicare Bhtr 27-Aug-17
Kent Alan 27-Aug-17
fdp 27-Aug-17
littlekodiak 27-Aug-17
littlekodiak 27-Aug-17
Knifeguy 27-Aug-17
Lucas 27-Aug-17
Sawtooth (Original) 27-Aug-17
tundrajumper 27-Aug-17
Rocky 27-Aug-17
Joey Ward 27-Aug-17
MStyles 27-Aug-17
Frisky 27-Aug-17
del of logan 27-Aug-17
crowfoot 27-Aug-17
6.5Swede 27-Aug-17
rattlesnake 27-Aug-17
Hookedspur 27-Aug-17
Wolfman 27-Aug-17
Shick 27-Aug-17
JamesV 27-Aug-17
tonto59 27-Aug-17
WillMac 27-Aug-17
David McLendon 28-Aug-17
arlone 28-Aug-17
Dan W 28-Aug-17
Bowlim 28-Aug-17
hawkwing 28-Aug-17
Bigbear 28-Aug-17
Brad Lehmann 28-Aug-17
Bill C 28-Aug-17
Zepnut 28-Aug-17
tonto59 28-Aug-17
Jon Stewart 28-Aug-17
Bowmania 28-Aug-17
pondscum2 28-Aug-17
Patrick 28-Aug-17
Kent Alan 28-Aug-17
Zepnut 28-Aug-17
mangonboat 28-Aug-17
Dan W 28-Aug-17
JusPassin 28-Aug-17
Lowcountry 28-Aug-17
Kent Alan 28-Aug-17
bearbowjunky 28-Aug-17
MStyles 28-Aug-17
Babbling Bob 28-Aug-17
Fisher Cat 28-Aug-17
aromakr 28-Aug-17
Tradmike 28-Aug-17
JFH 28-Aug-17
Homey88 28-Aug-17
Renewed Archer 29-Aug-17
Jon Stewart 29-Aug-17
Fuzzy 29-Aug-17
Calgroundgame 29-Aug-17
Shoe 29-Aug-17
Babbling Bob 29-Aug-17
Flygirl 29-Aug-17
Flygirl 29-Aug-17
Pdiddly 30-Aug-17
Pdiddly 30-Aug-17
Milk River Stickman 16-Dec-17
Milk River Stickman 16-Dec-17
Dan W 16-Dec-17
Frisky 16-Dec-17
The Lost Mohican 16-Dec-17
Bud B. 16-Dec-17
Zepnut 16-Dec-17
HillbillyKing 16-Dec-17
crookedstix 16-Dec-17
heydeerman 16-Dec-17
Dan W 16-Dec-17
Frisky 16-Dec-17
Pdiddly 17-Dec-17
Frisky 17-Dec-17
The Lost Mohican 17-Dec-17
mahantango 17-Dec-17
tonto59 18-Dec-17
SB 18-Dec-17
KDdog 18-Dec-17
Heat 18-Dec-17
bfisherman11 18-Dec-17
arrowchucker 18-Dec-17
crookedstix 19-Dec-17
Pdiddly 19-Dec-17
bluesman 19-Dec-17
Grampus 07-Apr-18
Woods Walker 08-Apr-18
oldgoat 08-Apr-18
Rigs 08-Apr-18
69 super kodiak 08-Apr-18
Billy Knight 08-Apr-18
69 super kodiak 08-Apr-18
Dan In MI 08-Apr-18
Mike E 08-Apr-18
Mike E 08-Apr-18
From: tonto59
Date: 27-Aug-17




Which 10 in your opinion are the hardest to come across? That you find come up for sale on used bow sites, yard sales, ext.

From: Buzz
Date: 27-Aug-17




Lefty, Presentation I.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Aug-17




Wilson White bows, Dick Green, Smithwick-Jennings, Brahma Bows, Sanders, Tri-State, U.S. Archery, Graham recurves, Carroll's, Neco Telum.

From: Kodiak
Date: 27-Aug-17




1956 60" Kodiak Special 50# @ 26". Would be 55#ish at my draw.

Scarce as hens teeth.

From: kstout
Date: 27-Aug-17




Root longbows. I see the recurves once in a while, but the longbows seldom come up.

From: crookedstix
Date: 27-Aug-17




Some of the rarest were never that plentiful, even back in their day--like the George Birnie bows, for instance. Then there are some models that may be out there in decent numbers, but just try talking their owners into selling them--like a Kodiak DeLuxe in good shape, or a butcher-block Root Game Master, Bob Lee Thunderbolt, or Bob Savage DeathMaster. They might come up once in a while, but if you plan on acquiring one you'd better be ready to spend some money. I suppose the 1967-1969 Super Kodiaks are creeping into that high-priced neighborhood as well.

Thankfully, every once in a while there's that odd lawn sale or pawn shop or Craigslist ad that connects you with a real hidden gem...ah, the thrill of the chase!

From: Renewed Archer
Date: 27-Aug-17




The one I'm looking for, unless I ask if anyone has one.

From: Medicare Bhtr
Date: 27-Aug-17




Carroll Lewis TD early 70's.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 27-Aug-17




Martin Saber (the original 62" one piece, not the newer takeedown)

From: fdp
Date: 27-Aug-17




Don Brown Cobra.

From: littlekodiak
Date: 27-Aug-17




jack howard supreme target bow.

From: littlekodiak
Date: 27-Aug-17




Bear first Year Takedown Wood A Handle Left Handed. Anybody got one for sale or trade??? PM ME THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Knifeguy
Date: 27-Aug-17




Herter's 46" models, Indian Stalker 48". 1961 Bear Camo Grizzly, Pearson Palamino above 45#, Carrolls, and a few more. Lance.

From: Lucas
Date: 27-Aug-17




Tecumseh by Indian

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Aug-17




ANY bow that Frisky uses to actually kill a deer with.

From: tundrajumper
Date: 27-Aug-17




Hit bows

From: Rocky
Date: 27-Aug-17




Bruno, Pierson and sons.

From: Joey Ward
Date: 27-Aug-17




Tice and Watts recurves.

From: MStyles
Date: 27-Aug-17




Basically the ones I'm thinking of have been covered in the above posts.

From: Frisky
Date: 27-Aug-17




There's one that was made by a major producer but is very rare. Possibly the finest bow of all. I'm keeping quiet and watching for it.

Joe

From: del of logan
Date: 27-Aug-17




How about Martin Super Diablo in lighter draw weights. They don't come up often.

From: crowfoot
Date: 27-Aug-17




Just saw a Pearson pony and cougar on CL

From: 6.5Swede
Date: 27-Aug-17




Asbell era Bighorn one-piece recurves. I want one!

From: rattlesnake
Date: 27-Aug-17




Black Ace..

From: Hookedspur Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Aug-17




My buddy picked up a beautiful horn nocked Doug Easton longbow probably from the 30's

From: Wolfman
Date: 27-Aug-17




Jack Howard gamemaster, Jerry Pierce Choctaw, Browning Challenge, Bob Lee Thunderbolt.

From: Shick Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Aug-17




I'd like to find a Predator one piece that I bought in '92. Shick

From: JamesV
Date: 27-Aug-17




Black Mtn. Sheepeater

From: tonto59
Date: 27-Aug-17




I'd like to add The Ben Pearson Mercury Marauder T/D and maybe the Browning Back Backer.

From: WillMac
Date: 27-Aug-17




Not sure if techicall Martin or Damon Howatt but the one piece Nighthawk is one I have looked for for a long time, in a draw weight I can use.

From: David McLendon
Date: 28-Aug-17




LH '63 Kodiak #55 or above.

From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 28-Aug-17




Stan Meyer from Montevideo Minnesota made a bow called the "Ram Hunter" I believe? I have not seen one in the used market. Always thought it would be nice to have one being from Minnesota.

From: Dan W
Date: 28-Aug-17




A guy out of Traverse city, forget his name (George help me out here!) early - mid fifties built almost Asiatic looking recurves with woven fiberglass backs, and white plastic bellies. Best bow I ever owned, beginning of the draw felt like it was going to over 60 bs. but only went 54, what a force draw curve. Delamned & died years ago. Bows had names like the "Sphinx" and such like.

1955 Kodiak, seems like I can get/find all the 54s and 56s that I want, but no 55s, although I did score one and am very happy about that. Also LH Kodiak special at 64" - 66", 45 to 50lbs. draw wt. would be appreciated.

Pearson Pony? I picked up 2 off of EBay in one week, 2 weeks after I was turned on to them. What wonderful little "sleeper" of a bow. Great performer for what it is, a sweet little pleasure. Great for my intermediate students, (and me too).

From: Bowlim
Date: 28-Aug-17




Nobody knows, but many of us have a search on for bows we can't find. The Black Widow Target Anniversary model was on my list for years. The TD Mercury Hunter has been on my list for years. The only one I found that I wanted was a lefty. It was incredibly fancy with all kinds of different diamondwood colours in it, Made for a special distributor, who judging by the heads in his shop was quite a successful hunter.

From: hawkwing
Date: 28-Aug-17




62" Bob Lee-Red Wing Hunter from early sixties. 62" Wing Vantage Pro-Slimline recurve. Earl Hoyt 62" one piece Sky Eagle recurve. Favorite though, are pre- Head ski Red Wing Hunters. They seem to show up once in awhile if you stay vigilant.

From: Bigbear
Date: 28-Aug-17




There are two I always look for: Pearson Ambusher - made for only two years (from what I am told) and an original Kiko Tovar KT44 (I know Jon T. is making the replica, but would love an original).

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 28-Aug-17




1959 Kodiak 56" maple sight window

1963 Kodiak Special

I need a 63 and a 66 to finsih my collection. I am sure that once I find them and overpay, they will be coming out of the wood work.

From: Bill C
Date: 28-Aug-17




Dan W: Think you just described a Bruno bow. He had a shop in Coney Island and a shooting booth on the boardwalk. Dad got me my first real bow from him on my eighth birthday...a 20# lemonwood longbow.

From: Zepnut Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Aug-17




Agree with Brad on the 59 Kodiak 56" MSW.....scarce

From: tonto59
Date: 28-Aug-17

tonto59's embedded Photo



I really wanted a Ben Pearson Bushmaster. From all I read on here about them and pictures that guys posted of them on here. A really well designed off set grip unique T/D. That draws and shoots really nice. So I went on the search. Every nite for 3 years I checked all the used bow sites. While on my search I picked up a Ben Pearson T/D long bow. And my Birth year bow a "59" Kodiak Special. Then finally I spotted a 1958 Ben Pearson Bushmaster on Raptor Archery. I didn't hesitate. I pulled the trigger! dropped the Hammer! Yup I paid full price. And am really pleased that I did. Its one of my best finds ever. A real piece of Archery history. " If only that bow could talk. Maybe Ben Pearson himself touched that very bow! It was his favorite for hunting you know! Keep looking and you will find that treasure you are searching for. And looking is a big part of the fun. Good luck to all of you on your search for that special vintage classic. Hope you find the one your looking for. Shoot straight and good luck hunting everyone Don Lewis "tonto59"

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 28-Aug-17




Dan: the Sphinx you describe sounds like a Jim Hodek bow. He made bows in the 50's and lived in Travese City.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Aug-17




Bear Signature. Last one I saw went for 13,000 bucks.

Bowmania

From: pondscum2
Date: 28-Aug-17




pre-coin 1959 Kodiak. i have seen exactly one...and it was BEAUTIFUL!

From: Patrick
Date: 28-Aug-17




Hoyt pro hunter special. I have a 58"er that is a bit too light at 35# and a bit short for 30" draw length but still shoots better than most recurves I've tried!

From: Kent Alan
Date: 28-Aug-17




Martin Lynx and Martin Warthog (recurve versions, not compound)

From: Zepnut Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Aug-17




Also Type I and Type II 1963 Kodiak Mag

From: mangonboat
Date: 28-Aug-17




I keep an eye out for unusual birds. Judging by how often Ive seen one offered on the classifieds/for sale/trade threads on the trad sites, craigslist and ebay, the ones that impress me as rare examples of production bows from known manufacturers, as opposed to one-offs, factory customs , folks who only made a handful of bows in their garage: type ll 1963 K mag; Gordon Plastics Royal Custom(never seen one, not even a photo), Jack Howard Supreme. Browning Diana. There have been some notable one-offs, e.g. the Drake with horns, 1959 Bear Kodiak EXP, Ben Pearson custom-mades from their Sovereign shop and "Cobra"-labelled bows, as well as some spectacular bows from every manufacturer made with unique pieces of wood. I recused myself from listing the Browning Diana, as I finally found one of those.

From: Dan W
Date: 28-Aug-17




Jon! THANK YOU- Jim Hodek, that's the bowyer. I am not currently searching for his bows these days, but if I ever see another one I guarantee that triggers will be pulled.

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Aug-17




Had a Saxon Mongoose once years ago. Just such a top notch shooter. Wish I could find another.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 28-Aug-17




Phil Grable broom handle Hunter model

From: Kent Alan
Date: 28-Aug-17




JusPassin: "Had a Saxon Mongoose once years ago. Just such a top notch shooter. Wish I could find another."

You know, JusPassin, with Randy Dehnel's death, seems like all Saxons are becoming difficult to find. Had Randy make me 2 American Traditionals and a Selkirk years ago, but it seems like I never see tham anywhere nowadays...

From: bearbowjunky
Date: 28-Aug-17




Kodiak's in the 56" A.M.O. length are on the hard side to find

From: MStyles
Date: 28-Aug-17




For years I lusted after a Ben Pearson Mercury Marauder T/D in 60+ lb. I found a couple but was outbid, and they sold for very high prices. I finally scored a BP Mercury Hunter in 60#, but I kind of lost interest in shooting it. After owning a three Saukl's, I realized I didn't want to drag a large, wood risered bow through the woods. This year I discovered I like shooting the mid 50's Bear semi-recurve, that is more longbow than recurve. A real eye-opener for me. That is why I like this hobby so much, you just never know what vintage bow you're going to discover next, and there are a slew of them out there. I looked on Craigslist this am, and there are 2 BP's for sale, one owner, 40# Pony & a 35# Puma. Both in ok shape.

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Aug-17




I agree with the 56-inch 1959 Kodiaks, especially with the maple sight window as stated.

Did see a 35-lb'er 56-inch Kodiak a few back on the auction block with a purpleheart riser insert. That would be good to see again whenever my pocket book is full.

From: Fisher Cat
Date: 28-Aug-17




Original Rocky Mountain Recurves. Their shorter ones are what they were known for and it's tough to find one in a reasonable draw weight. Note: They are what's called "smooth drawing" today and feel about five pounds lighter than their actual draw weight, so if you find one that's just a little too heavy, it might actually be "just right." - John

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 28-Aug-17




This is a little bit off subject as it has to do with a longbow. In 1941 Howard Hill was under contract with Ben Pearson, in that years catalog a Howard Hill bow is listed, made under the Hill contract, by Pearson. I don't even know if any were made because of the war, but I would sure love to find one if they were made!!!!!!

Bob

From: Tradmike Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Aug-17




Rice and Watts leftie

From: JFH
Date: 28-Aug-17




Only two Im looking for is a JH gamemaster jet #55ish or a Wing thunderbird 62" #55ish....... No interest in any of the rest......

From: Homey88
Date: 28-Aug-17




62 inch dogleg grizzly

From: Renewed Archer
Date: 29-Aug-17




This is a good thread. There are bows mentioned here I never heard of. Not that means much, though.

I forgot to mention the ones I'm looking for. Very light Bear models from 59 to 62. Kodiak, KS, KD, KSD... 25 to low 30#s, 64" to 66". Anyone seen one looking for a new home?

I have a 56" 59 Kodiak. I got it partly b/c I had heard how rare they are. Perhaps it's a self-fulfilling description. The ones that are considered rare get bought up quickly and are not sold, b/c they are rare. Which makes them more rare.

I think any high end bow in a very low weight is rare, unless perhaps it's a very long tournament bow.

Sanders bows are rare. I've seen two for sale. I have one of them. One is up now on the auction site.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 29-Aug-17




Homey88: I picked up a 62" Dogleg Grizzly last year. It is a 35#er and darn near mint condition. Paid $100.00 for it. Easy bow to shoot at that weight.

From: Fuzzy
Date: 29-Aug-17




red Wing hunter lefty in 55#

From: Calgroundgame
Date: 29-Aug-17




its not vintage BUT

Kodiak Supreme Takedown Recurve made in 2007-2008 I've looking to buy one for about 5 years now

From: Shoe
Date: 29-Aug-17




X2 on Kodiak Supreme Takedown. Also Kodiak Deluxe in original condition free of any defects, and 59 MSW Kodiak.

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Aug-17




Would like to find another 63-inch '62 Kodiak Special in a draw weight that suits me. Have one, but need another. Passed on one a few back which was too light a draw weight to get taken off the rack and used. Should be one show up someday.

From: Flygirl
Date: 29-Aug-17




Original Paul Schafer with camo limbs..Greatest bow ever..

From: Flygirl
Date: 29-Aug-17




Original Paul Schafer with camo limbs..Greatest bow ever..

From: Pdiddly
Date: 30-Aug-17

Pdiddly's embedded Photo



Rare birds?

There are many.

I feel lucky as I have some of those listed like a Jack Howard Gamemaster, Howatt Saber, Hoyt Pro Hunter, Dick Green and a Sanders Sportster. They were all worth the wait.

Others not mentioned that I have are Don Adams Thunderbird clone, Na-Po, Tice and Watts Spartan Hunter, WestBow Special Hunter and Jupiter, a Dana and one I don't, a 56" Groves Spitfire.

Here's some of those mentioned...

From: Pdiddly
Date: 30-Aug-17




Oh...forgot the Butcher Block Gamemaster and the 1959 Palomino.

From: Milk River Stickman
Date: 16-Dec-17




Good Gracious, what a thread. Sell the kids honey, we have some bows to look for!

From: Milk River Stickman
Date: 16-Dec-17




Not vintage, but probably getting close: 62" Deadeye TD recurve. 61#@29ish. Amazing bow. Just show info on it and I'll be impressed. Anyone? Whoever built it knew what they were doing. Phenom.

Original Robertson Peregrines are becoming difficult to find.

How about 56" 1957 Bear Kodiaks?

Explorer II's in higher weights are getting harder to find also. Not rare yet, I suppose.

How about 1989ish 58" Robertson Prairie Falcons...

From: Dan W
Date: 16-Dec-17

Dan W's embedded Photo



Great timing, bringing this thread back up. I know whose bows I would like to find:

1. Jim Hodak, Traverse City. "Sphinx" is the only model name that I remember. He built the best recurve that I have ever had. Delamed & gone for years now. Kind of a "Cupid" or Asiatic style set of curves. Very high early draw wt, and smoooth draw. Better than a Saluki.

2. Conolon Missilelite- I was gifted with this one from my pal Michael Lang who has retired from archery. Incredible bow! Semi-recurve, reverse handle. I would love to find a lefty. Or better still, a dual shelf IF that was ever made.

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Dec-17




On December 15th, 2003, I purchased a 54 pound Savage Deathmaster. I've determined a Deathmaster under 60 pounds is the rarest recurve out there! A few years ago, Bob Savage's daughter found a 50 pounder at a garage sale. Bob's own daughter had to find one at a garage sale to get one! This Friday, 14 years later, to the day, I agreed to give my bow back to the original owner. My Bow of Bows will be gone. However, the son of the new owner agreed to give me a new Bow of Bows! The Super Bow of Bows! Wait until you see this baby!

Joe

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 16-Dec-17




Ahh the horror stories that poor death master could tell its new owners if it could talk! So many are happy about its liberation. The therapy required to bring it back to its original glory may make years. Pity the poor new victim! ))))TLM

From: Bud B.
Date: 16-Dec-17




Lh Bear 70s A or B TDs, LH red stripe 73/74 Super Kodiak or Super Magnum 48

LH Pearson Gamester

Heck, anything lefty and in good condition is a lucky find.

From: Zepnut Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Dec-17




How many Kodiak Supreme A riser's have you seen?

From: HillbillyKing Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Dec-17

HillbillyKing's embedded Photo



1. Whatever bow youre looking for at that time LoL ! 2. The one you need to complete that part of Collection !! Myself it was a 1956 Grizzly !!!

From: crookedstix
Date: 16-Dec-17




I call treachery on Frisky! He's getting rid of the Deathmaster just as Pdiddly and I were closing in on forcing him to flight test it...now we'll never know if it was any good!

From: heydeerman Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-Dec-17




Apache Barr, I have 2.

From: Dan W
Date: 16-Dec-17

Dan W's embedded Photo



J.R. - NICE Grizz! My '56 is pretty cracked and battered, but (for now, anyway)still strings up and shoots. But I prefer the 1955 Grizzly- I got 3, and they're in excellent shape.

Here's my latest 1955 Griz, a sweet little 40#@28" -just the handle which I re-gripped with deerskin, the other two are all original, but not all minty like yours! ;-)

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Dec-17




Don't worry Crookedstix. I have a Super Bow of Bows soon to be here!

Joe

From: Pdiddly
Date: 17-Dec-17




So it ends...and so it begins...

Frisky's claims about the prowess of his bows have always been loftier than the arrows shot out of them!

The Super Bow of Bows eh? We shall see.

I shot the Deathmaster and it was quite smooth and quick...nice of you to reunite it with the past owner.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Dec-17




Yes, it's going back to the original owner. However, they had to find a new bow that could exceed it. I've got it coming and will, in time, report on it.

Joe

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 17-Dec-17




Another opportunity for the Securities Exchange Commission ( SEC), to investigate a Frisky "Pump and Dump" scheme. His next roommate may be Bernie Madoff! TLM

From: mahantango
Date: 17-Dec-17




Couple already mentioned. Carroll's, Sanders (got one), Pearson Bushmaster(let a couple slip by me).

From: tonto59
Date: 18-Dec-17




There is still one or two more I keep my eyes open for. ;-)

From: SB
Date: 18-Dec-17




1967 Zebrawood Kodiak Hunter! Even harder to find now that I shoot lefty! I think they made ONE in L/H !

From: KDdog
Date: 18-Dec-17




Not vintage, but a one piece whippenstick recurve

From: Heat
Date: 18-Dec-17




57 Bear Kodiak, 56 or 60", 45-50#. One on the bay for $1500 but I don't like it that much!

From: bfisherman11 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Dec-17




I used to keep an eye out for a Wing Slim-Line Competition 2 take down.. I had a friend that shot that model. I did buy one years ago but it was about 5-8# heavier than I preferred, I had to sell it off.

So, just because my small sample size of one in years, that's my pick.

Bill

From: arrowchucker
Date: 18-Dec-17




I had a Herters46" Dolly Parton model. Couldn't shoot it so sold it cheap. I lived in western CO in the late 70's. Carrols were like woodticks, Everybody had a bunch and couldn't get rid of them! My old archery coach closed his company " Ramco" and went to Orkney for Carrols in Moab Ut. Like a 130 mile commute. When they closed Ramco, they were making bows for Viking from TX, RobinHood from east coast somewhere and 1 more I can't remember in the NW. Look at old Vegas winners, 1972-1977. 60" 4 wheeled compounds from Ramco, they ruled for a while. Everybody shot fingers then. They redesigned the handle S with a skinner grip and they started snapping? BK was not far away. The local dump was full of pickup loads of limbs and risers, we made a lotof bows from them.

From: crookedstix
Date: 19-Dec-17




The FASCO SuperSonic is one that I wish would come up more often; I think they had the best sculpted grip I've ever seen on a production recurve.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 19-Dec-17




I was happy to luck into my Super-Sonic...one of the quietest bows I have...have only seen one and one Sonic that Kerry had.

From: bluesman
Date: 19-Dec-17




LH 1970 A handle BEAR takedown for me been looking for years...

LH 1968 BEAR SUPER KODIAK in 55 to 60 lb looking for years

BUT... I did get LH 1958 Kodiak 56" in 50 at 26"...that is one sweet bow it is fast, smooth and light to carry ..The white glass is not a problem in mixed forest but in evergreens or turkey hunting I cover the limbs or whitetails up close on the ground. There is alot of white in mixed forests

all very rare considering it is estimated that BEAR arcvhery made a LH every 10 bows approx. back in the day

From: Grampus
Date: 07-Apr-18




Martin Venom or Viper, both longbows. I have the shorter bow, and continue to search for the longer bow.

From: Woods Walker
Date: 08-Apr-18




One's that my wife won't notice.

From: oldgoat
Date: 08-Apr-18




Bear 76r with both straight limbs and a grip that's not target colors!

From: Rigs Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Apr-18




Original St. Charles Thunderbird.

From: 69 super kodiak
Date: 08-Apr-18




I have not seen a Bear "Lil Kodiak" in a while. It is the kids version of the super kodiak. I would like to buy a right hand one some day. They might not be super rare, but I don't see any for sale? Does anyone know how many are around?

From: Billy Knight
Date: 08-Apr-18




Compass Kodiak II with walnut riser 56"@ 34# BA903

From: 69 super kodiak
Date: 08-Apr-18




The spelling is the bear lit'l kodiak. Not lil kodiak, sorry.

From: Dan In MI
Date: 08-Apr-18




I'd like to get my hands on a Stewart multi cam (is that right?)

From: Mike E
Date: 08-Apr-18




Hitt Ace, Pearson T/D's. I got lucky on the Pearson in Feb, Have seen a couple of Bud's target bows.

From: Mike E
Date: 08-Apr-18




64" '59 Kodiak with a Bubinga riser, according to Wade Phillips there are only a couple that were made.





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