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Spring steel bow

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camo5988 14-Jan-22
Batman 14-Jan-22
camo5988 14-Jan-22
Bowlim 14-Jan-22
bodymanbowyer 14-Jan-22
Bowlim 14-Jan-22
Blue Duck 14-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 14-Jan-22
Kunzie 14-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 14-Jan-22
fdp 14-Jan-22
JusPassin 14-Jan-22
George D. Stout 14-Jan-22
fdp 14-Jan-22
Chairman 14-Jan-22
Smokey 14-Jan-22
txdm 16-Jan-22
camo5988 16-Jan-22
Roddo 16-Jan-22
From: camo5988
Date: 14-Jan-22

camo5988's embedded Photo



Anyone know anything about this bow?

From: Batman
Date: 14-Jan-22




Can You show a photo of the bow itself? Have You flung arrows with it? Curious as to how it shoots? GOOD HUNTING & BLESSED BE!

From: camo5988
Date: 14-Jan-22




Will try to post photo of bow put together. Bow is three piece assembling at the grip. I have not strung it nor shot it. It is in very good condition.

From: Bowlim
Date: 14-Jan-22




I am guessing it was terrible.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 14-Jan-22




I could only guess it would sound like a tuning fork lol. IDK

From: Bowlim
Date: 14-Jan-22




Limbsavers!

From: Blue Duck
Date: 14-Jan-22




I had a fishing rod along this metal spring concept. It was the worst.

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 14-Jan-22

Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo



I found some string silencers for it

From: Kunzie
Date: 14-Jan-22




LOL

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 14-Jan-22




Never heard of that one. Is it American made? True Temper made an all steel bow. That was American made. Then you had Apollo which was British made. And Seafab which was Swedish made. Some of these steel bows actually shot pretty well. Ann Weber won the nationals with a steel bow. Sure would like to see a few pictures of the one you have.

From: fdp
Date: 14-Jan-22




What Don said. Probably not as bad as is assumed.

From: JusPassin
Date: 14-Jan-22




If I remember right the metal fatigue eventually would cause them to break.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 14-Jan-22




Seefab was making steel, tubular bows in the 1930's. Ann Weber shot an Apollo, a British made bow, and yes, won the Nationals with that bow. That said, even aluminum limb bows were popular right after the war and many were used in the NFAA Nationals in 1946 and subsequent years.

From: fdp
Date: 14-Jan-22




Kind of as an aside.

There used to be a man who made Turkish, Mongolian, and Hun type bows from aluminum. He was featured in a couple of the older archery magazines many years ago.

Not only was he successful in hunting with them, and doing beautiful work on them, by all accounts they were very nice shooting bows.

And there is an example of a steel bow that was picked up in Wyoming in 1866 at the site of the Fetterman Massacre. The attack consisted mostly of Arapaho and Cheyenne.

From: Chairman
Date: 14-Jan-22




Everyone ooohd and aaahd over the spring steel horse bow a couple weeks ago, now are hating all over this bow, funny. I wouldn’t worry about metal fatigue of spring steel, look at the lifespan of springs in cars.

From: Smokey
Date: 14-Jan-22




x2 Chairman the roller coaster ride is enjoyable everyday…ha…..Let’s see this bow out of the box,very interesting!

From: txdm
Date: 16-Jan-22




In semi-related trivia, JRR Tolkien wrote of the ancient Numenorians (ancestors of Aragorn) having "hollow steel bows". Maybe these steel bows of the 30s inspired him at the time of his writing.

From: camo5988
Date: 16-Jan-22




Seefab and True Temper steel bows prompted my intrest in this Spring Steed bow. Wish there was more information on them.

From: Roddo Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jan-22




I have a true temper that has a steel cable for a string. It has some hand shock. Also have one that was chromed. Pretty cool.





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