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Dick Green Target Bow

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Pdiddly2 12-Jan-22
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jaz5833 12-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 12-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 12-Jan-22
deerhunt51 13-Jan-22
SB 13-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 13-Jan-22
Seneca_Archer 13-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 13-Jan-22
reb 13-Jan-22
Gray Goose Shaft 13-Jan-22
aromakr 13-Jan-22
mangonboat 13-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 14-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 14-Jan-22
JustinB 15-Jan-22
Seneca_Archer 15-Jan-22
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Pdiddly2 15-Jan-22
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Seneca_Archer 15-Jan-22
Timberline2 15-Jan-22
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Pdiddly2 15-Jan-22
shandorweiss 15-Jan-22
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Timberline2 15-Jan-22
Wayne Hess 15-Jan-22
Seneca_Archer 15-Jan-22
shandorweiss 16-Jan-22
Seneca_Archer 16-Jan-22
JimG 16-Jan-22
From: Pdiddly2
Date: 12-Jan-22

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Three of us on the LW acquired a whack of archery equipment that had been in a storage locker in California.

Among the bows that came my way was this beautiful Dick Green target bow. 66" and 35# and beautifully made.

Has wonderful balance and, like all bows by Dick Green, it is built with fine lines and just enough material in the limbs.

It has beautiful tips and tip wedges and the laminates in the riser are functional, yet appealing.

Thanks for looking >>>>-------------> Peter

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 12-Jan-22

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From: Pdiddly2
Date: 12-Jan-22

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From: Pdiddly2
Date: 12-Jan-22

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Tip wedges...

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 12-Jan-22

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Can't wait to get outside and plunk some arrows with this target bomber!

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 12-Jan-22

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From: selstickbow
Date: 12-Jan-22




schweet, Pete

From: fdp
Date: 12-Jan-22




Very nice.

From: jaz5833
Date: 12-Jan-22




I'm starting to think I got ripped off! ;^)

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 12-Jan-22




HAHA!!

Hey! I got a left handed Grizzly!! Guess everyone figured I should learn to shoot as bad left handed as I do right handed!!

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 12-Jan-22




Jim...did we determine that Dick Green and Joe Fries were making bows in the same place or am I having a senior moment?

From: deerhunt51
Date: 13-Jan-22




Storage lockers get very hot

From: SB
Date: 13-Jan-22




Ya...and here they also get very cold,damp,and moldy!

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 13-Jan-22




What a beauty, I’ll bet it’s a shooter too

From: Seneca_Archer
Date: 13-Jan-22




That's a sweetheart of a bow!!

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 13-Jan-22




All of the gear was just fine…no storage effects.

I just have that bow a quick wipe with some cleanser in water then a rinse.

From: reb
Date: 13-Jan-22




Very nice.

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 13-Jan-22




"Thanks for looking >>>>"

Thanks for posting pictures. I love the decorative laminates, the thin lines, the Texas sized thumb rest.

Can you date it? Mid sixties maybe?

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 13-Jan-22




That appears to be a later "Green" great bows, I shot one for many years in the late 1950's. I wouldn't be suprised if Green and Fries were in the same shop. I believe Joe won the nationals with a Green bow sometime in the 50's-60's

Bob

From: mangonboat
Date: 13-Jan-22




That is a mighty handsome bow. Have you had a chance to shoot it? I bet it will put a big smile on your face.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 14-Jan-22

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It is colder than the dickens here so have not ventured out with any bow in some time!

I do not know a great deal about Dick Green so could not hazard a guess on when this bow was made. Truly appreciate aromakr's comment...gives me some clues.

I also have this beauty...Sugar Maple is what I call her! 60"and 50#. I think it was an early one.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 14-Jan-22

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From: JustinB
Date: 15-Jan-22




Never heard of Dick Green before but its a great representation of a bow from my favorite era- right before target bows went to metal risers. Black widow, bear target bows, hoyt, bud hitt, wing and many others were all contenders. So much variety and solutions to the accuracy problem. Let us know how it shoots.

From: Seneca_Archer
Date: 15-Jan-22

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According to this January 1958 ad in Archery magazine, Dick already had 10 years bow-making experience.

From: Seneca_Archer
Date: 15-Jan-22

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January 1960 ad

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 15-Jan-22




Thanks for that ad Seneca! Fills in a lot of blanks!

And thanks for the history Bob...this stuff is why I like the LW.

We discuss bows...not BowS!! LOL!

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 15-Jan-22




So my "Maple Sugar" is a Morfi made around 1960. That was a very advanced bow for that year! Great to know!

It is one of the quietest bows I have ever shot.

From: Seneca_Archer
Date: 15-Jan-22




That's a cool looking bow too Peter. I'd love to find a lefty Morfi with a birch riser!!

From: Timberline2
Date: 15-Jan-22

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Here my Dick Green. Similar to yours except mine has brown glass.

From: Timberline2
Date: 15-Jan-22

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42# A sweet shooter!

From: Timberline2
Date: 15-Jan-22

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From: Pdiddly2
Date: 15-Jan-22




WOW!! Ever nice to see a similar bow!

From: shandorweiss
Date: 15-Jan-22

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This is a Dick Green I got from Mark. Looks like the Morphi model. It's 33# 66" and shoots great.

From: shandorweiss
Date: 15-Jan-22

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Date: 15-Jan-22

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Has among the narrowest limb ends I've ever seen on a recurve.

From: Timberline2
Date: 15-Jan-22




That is a beautiful bow! great craftmanship. Is the primary wood maple?

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 15-Jan-22




You guys got some nice bows their

From: Seneca_Archer
Date: 15-Jan-22




Could that be some birch, as mentioned in the Morfi ad, in Shandor's riser?

From: shandorweiss
Date: 16-Jan-22

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At first I assumed it was maple. But after seeing the ad in this thread, I think it is birch.

From: Seneca_Archer
Date: 16-Jan-22




That's cool Shandor!!

From: JimG
Date: 16-Jan-22




WOW!





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