Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Bows you don’t see come up for sale

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Don T. Lewis 11-May-22
Don T. Lewis 11-May-22
Will tell 11-May-22
Randog 11-May-22
g2knee 11-May-22
Corax_latrans 11-May-22
Nemophilist 11-May-22
Vaquero 45 11-May-22
Nemophilist 11-May-22
msinc 11-May-22
garnet65 11-May-22
Wudstix 11-May-22
Babysaph 11-May-22
Babysaph 11-May-22
WildernessBuck 11-May-22
jaz5833 11-May-22
jaz5833 11-May-22
Kodiak 11-May-22
Pdiddly2 11-May-22
David McLendon 11-May-22
Moleman 1 11-May-22
Lowcountry 11-May-22
Trailsend 11-May-22
ken techau 11-May-22
GUTPILEPA 11-May-22
Kelly 11-May-22
Mike E 11-May-22
TradToTheBone 11-May-22
boatbuilder 11-May-22
Vaquero 45 11-May-22
Curtis Schaffhauser 11-May-22
George D. Stout 11-May-22
blind squirrel 11-May-22
blind squirrel 11-May-22
Don T. Lewis 11-May-22
bluesman 11-May-22
Nemophilist 11-May-22
lamb 11-May-22
longbow1968 11-May-22
Pinecrest 11-May-22
4406v 11-May-22
Billy Shipp 11-May-22
Monte 11-May-22
bsrecurve 11-May-22
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bsrecurve 11-May-22
Stealth2 11-May-22
1Longbow 11-May-22
Jeff Durnell 11-May-22
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cut it out 12-May-22
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From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 11-May-22




What vintage bows are the hardest to find? What’s your thought on this?

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 11-May-22




What vintage bows are the hardest to find? What’s your thought on this?

From: Will tell
Date: 11-May-22




Some bows seem scarce because they don't make many of them. I don't know how many bows one man can make a year but it's way less than Bear, Martin, or Black Widow make in one year.

From: Randog
Date: 11-May-22




Darton Fury sl

From: g2knee
Date: 11-May-22




Not sure the definition of vintage, but I never see a Shrew for sale.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 11-May-22




There are a lot of nice small-shop bows that are hard to find. Hard to say whether that’s because nobody will part with them or just that there are so few out there to begin with.

The bitter irony of it is that the small shop bows are probably more likely to be tossed when they are inherited by someone who doesn’t know what they’re looking at. Everybody knows Bear; a lot of people know Browning and Pearson or maybe Wing, and would want to cash in on the big auction site.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 11-May-22

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Not vintage to me but you very rarely if ever see a 2007 to 2010 Bear Kodiak Takedown Supreme with the zebrawood riser come up for sale.

From: Vaquero 45
Date: 11-May-22




The Bear Grizzlies 1968 thru 1970 . Those three years they were 58 inches long. I owned some of them , not really my favorites so I flipped them for good pesos . The guys that bought them " happy " .

From: Nemophilist
Date: 11-May-22




56"amo long.

From: msinc
Date: 11-May-22




Quillian bows, looked a long tome for a Patriot. Bamboo long hunter is a rare one. Martin Night Hawk, Martin Serengeti, 73-74 Super Kodiak red stripe w/black riser seems to be a tough one. Ben Pearson Renegade.

From: garnet65
Date: 11-May-22




Fedora bows made by Mike Sr.

WMM

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




Big River, but John didn't make more than @30-40 per year. MOAB, don't believe I've seen more than one for sale. There is a reason for that!!!

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




Old widows

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




Old widows

From: WildernessBuck
Date: 11-May-22




I'm always on the lookout for Appalachian Archery bows by WV bowyer Dave Guthrie. Every now and then one shows up but not very often. I have always liked the style of his bows both recurve and longbow. Usually they were made from red elm. Maybe it's partly because they were made in WV which is where I live. Nothing too fancy which is what I like but well made and beautiful bows.

From: jaz5833
Date: 11-May-22

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I doubt anyone but me has one of these.

From: jaz5833
Date: 11-May-22

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From: Kodiak
Date: 11-May-22




56" Bear Kodiaks.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 11-May-22




Howatt Saber's and Howard Gamemaster's.

From: David McLendon
Date: 11-May-22




Quillian Canebrakes with the laminated riser, Big Jim Desert Bighorn recurves, people with those bows are keeping them.

From: Moleman 1
Date: 11-May-22

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Stemmler TD's. Wish I could find more.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 11-May-22




Savage Deathmaster

Tice & Watts

West Bow

From: Trailsend Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




Wes Wallace bows are rare for sale. Left and right hand bows.

From: ken techau
Date: 11-May-22




Dale Dye bows

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 11-May-22




RICK WELSE and Fedora bows

From: Kelly
Date: 11-May-22




Fasco Sonic

Savage Deathmaster

Sunset Hill

From: Mike E
Date: 11-May-22




Wing PII, Hitt, Armbruster.

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 11-May-22




Fox High Sierra. Not really vintage but I never see any for sale.

From: boatbuilder
Date: 11-May-22




Original Schafer recurves that are in the 50lb range that I can shoot,

From: Vaquero 45
Date: 11-May-22




Trailsend seen a WALLACE Lefty for sale on FB in the swFla recurve adds a week ago for 500 bucks , it looked nice.

From: Curtis Schaffhauser
Date: 11-May-22




57 Kodiak Specials

From: George D. Stout
Date: 11-May-22




Think about it Don. The hardest to find were the least ones made and least ones promoted Nationally. If you want to really know what the hard-to-find bows are, they won't have Bear printed on them, or Wing, or Shakespeare..or Pearson for the most part. Sanders, Eddings, Brahma, Dick Green, Savora, Smithwick, etc., including dozens of others that few people have really seen or handled.

From: blind squirrel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-May-22




Holm-Made. You made great bows Chad.>>~~> RIP

From: blind squirrel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-May-22




Holm-Made. You made great bows Chad.>>~~> RIP

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 11-May-22




Makes sense George. :)

From: bluesman
Date: 11-May-22




Ballistik by John Fasio . Sadly he passed in 2010 . Made a nice bow .

From: Nemophilist
Date: 11-May-22

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Here is a rare one you will properly have a very slim chance of ever seeing for sale. Not because of it being a Bear Kodiak Takedown, there are plenty of them around. The finish on it makes it very rare.

Here is a rare one (the finish anyway). It's my 1996 Bear Kodiak Takedown in traditional camo according to Bear Archery. When I would go to 3D shoots or ETAR someone would always offer to buy it. After numerous offers I wondered why there was so much interest since it was just a Bear Kodiak Takedown. I called Bear Archery and ask the employee who answered the phone. He said he didn't know but he would transfer my call to someone who would. He transferred my call to Frank Scott. Frank Scott told me less than twenty-five 1996 Bear Kodiak Takedowns were made in the traditional camo finish then Bear Archery decided to stop offering it in the traditional camo.

It's not only the brand or name of a bow that could make it rare to see for sell but also the finish. I also own a 1999 Bear Grizzly that is advantage factory camoed. There are many thousands of Bear Grizzlies out there but the factory advantage camoed ones were only made in 1999. I don't know how many were made in the advantage factory camo but I have never seen any for sale since they were made by Bear Archery in 1999.

From: lamb
Date: 11-May-22




norm richards fantastic

From: longbow1968
Date: 11-May-22




Anything with a dual shelf!

From: Pinecrest
Date: 11-May-22




American Archery Pro Supreme

From: 4406v
Date: 11-May-22




Jerry Pierce " Choctaw" they were never sold they were given. When they come up for sale they're not cheap.

From: Billy Shipp
Date: 11-May-22




Bob Lee Thunderbolt 1pc recurve

Glenn Parker longbow

Sley 1pc recurve

lefties are really hard to come by.

From: Monte
Date: 11-May-22




Ben Pearson Mercury Marauder, Phil Grable SST 2000, Both were really fine bows.

From: bsrecurve
Date: 11-May-22




Black Swan wooden riser Longbow .

From: bsrecurve
Date: 11-May-22




Jack Howard

From: bsrecurve
Date: 11-May-22




Savage Deathmaster

From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 11-May-22




Scorpion Longbows, Rocky Miller T/D bows and Tice & Watts.

From: 1Longbow
Date: 11-May-22




Lefty Checkmates or Predators in the mid 40's weight

From: Jeff Durnell
Date: 11-May-22




Firestyx Longbows by Dean Torges

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 11-May-22




George mentioned Brahma and he is right.

I have only ever seen one for sale and I bought it, but did not know what it was when I did. It was a very interesting design that looked like it could fling an arrow and would be really smooth.

I had it for five years before Steve Smith told me what it was…had never heard of them.

Westbow is another that was mentioned that don’t come up often…

From: Jedi Archer
Date: 11-May-22

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How about Don Brown longbows

From: Jedi Archer
Date: 11-May-22

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How about Don Brown longbows

From: Trailsend Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




Left hand sky hawk take downs Buy Earl Hoyt

From: Jedi Archer
Date: 11-May-22

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How about Don Brown recurves

From: DanaC
Date: 11-May-22




Howatt Del Rey

From: zealotox
Date: 11-May-22




Morris, Delo, Corky Custom, Aloa

From: Homey88
Date: 11-May-22




1963 Bear Doglegs.

From: redheadlover
Date: 11-May-22




Bill Stewart Multi-Cam bows Owl bows

From: grizzley21 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




rose oak bows

From: Evgb127
Date: 11-May-22




Elburg Archery

Green Mountain Longbows

Susquehanna Longbows.

From: Heat Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




St Charles Thunderbird made by Glenn.

From: Buzz
Date: 11-May-22

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Agree Billy Shipp.

A lefty as well.

From: smrobertson
Date: 11-May-22




Dick Green, White, Carroll's, Shakespeare QT.

From: crookedstix
Date: 11-May-22




Browning Explorer II from the late 60's. This was their premier hunter at the time, and I'm pretty sure they made quite a few of them. The fact that they almost never come up for sale anymore should probably tell you something...and I don't think it's because they all broke.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




I love the Bear cami Nemo

From: Pauljr Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-May-22




I am on the lookout for a Leon Stewart 60” 1 pc recurve. I saw one a few years ago but not lately

From: SES
Date: 11-May-22




Always wanted to find a nice Staghorn by Bill Pyle.

From: grizzly63
Date: 11-May-22




Browning Safari 2 LH

From: Larry Burford
Date: 12-May-22




Light weight Schafer recurve.

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-May-22




Dick Palmer bows.

Murray

From: 1/4 away Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-May-22




Black Canyon bows

From: Tater Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-May-22




Ric Anderson, Mariah bows, Thermal, Willawa, Chinook.

From: mangonboat
Date: 12-May-22




I haven't seen a Don Doan bow on the market since he died. Don would offer his bows and bow's he refinished on eBay. His work was extraordinary.

I readily admit to being part of the problem, but I believe one reason why you dont see some of these bows coming available is that so many of us old coots have 20,30, 50, 100, 200 bows sitting on racks. It's a lot easier to accumulate them than sell them. With a bit of gumption, I could put a dozen bows on the market tomorrow, and I'd never miss them after they were gone.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-May-22




For me 7 is a good number, 4 of which will never to made again!

From: OregonTK
Date: 12-May-22




Original Brackenbury bows made by Jim Brackenbury are rarely for sale. Glad I have one!

From: Andy Man
Date: 12-May-22




Black Widow XLA

From: Thor
Date: 12-May-22




John Mcullough Griffen long bows.I have one,and no its not for sale.Lol

From: Nemophilist
Date: 12-May-22




You rarely see a Assenhiemer bow for sale.

From: Shawn
Date: 12-May-22




Jack Kempf, whether it is his Kwik Stik, Stealth any of his bows rarely come up for sale. Shawn

From: Thor
Date: 12-May-22




Also Bow river archery,Rick Lepp.

From: Nimrod
Date: 12-May-22




Hollenbeck. Roger made a great bow! Nimrod

From: cut it out
Date: 12-May-22




Dream catchers don’t pop up very often or Savannahas.

From: NYBowhunter
Date: 12-May-22




Brackenbury!

From: heftyhunter
Date: 12-May-22




Kingfisher hummingbird recuves by Mr. Ben Graham

From: 4t5
Date: 12-May-22




21st century lonbows

From: SB
Date: 12-May-22




1967 Zebrawood Kodiak Hunter

From: Downcanyon
Date: 12-May-22




Jim brackenbury, Lyle Shannon, Jean Lourhan, Doug Duncan

From: MStyles
Date: 12-May-22




A few come to mind; American Archery All-Pro Custom, AA Super Nitro, Ben Pearson Silencer T/D, Damon Howatt(Martin) Saber, Dickey Fireball-Hunting model.

From: MStyles
Date: 12-May-22




One more, Saluki All Bamboo Longbows.

From: Static
Date: 12-May-22




Westbow, Fasco targets, Drake Targets, Howards, Staghorn Targets

From: Downcanyon
Date: 12-May-22




BigEast

From: The last savage Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-May-22




Apparently not the old plane jane Bear Black bear...i cant find one,rt hand,,

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 13-May-22

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I have only ever managed to buy one Staghorn...those that own them , keep them.

This is a 60" Tempest...one of my favourite hunters.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 13-May-22

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Here's a picture of the Brahma...only one I have ever seen.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 13-May-22

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Some folks mentioned Tice and Watts...here's a beautiful Spartan Hunter with a top drawer refinish by Phil Magistro!

From: Suedog
Date: 13-May-22

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1960 Howatt Monterey 62”, [email protected] with original strike plate.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 13-May-22

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Can't have that beautiful Monterey of Suedog's laying down!

That is a rare beauty!

From: crunch
Date: 13-May-22




Not vintage but Rose Oaks.

From: Suedog
Date: 13-May-22

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Thanks Peter.

From: Suedog
Date: 13-May-22

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I just received this bow today. I had been looking for one of these since I first saw one here years ago. I was drawn to the workmanship and beauty. It shoots better than it looks.

From: Mechanic
Date: 13-May-22

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Shakespeare cascade

From: Billy Knight
Date: 13-May-22




Lewis Hollow Archery "Dead End"

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 13-May-22




Original Bob Thompson Zippers. Beautiful works of art and really smooth, quiet shooters!

From: shandorweiss
Date: 14-May-22

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Any of the vintage hunting style bows in very light weights are super hard to find. I get as many of them in the models I love as I can. Not only are they really fun to shoot, but someday they may be the only bows I can shoot. By then it will be too late to find them.

I was looking for 7 years for a 30# or so 64" 1960 Kodiak. I finally got one not long ago. Also been looking for a 30# 64" Kodiak Deluxe. Or any length! So far nada. I know where one is. In Australia. But the owner, even though he's a nice guy, won't sell it for any price. Or trade it. This is that bow. Sometimes I just look at the pic and dream.

From: JRT51
Date: 14-May-22




Groves

From: Shb
Date: 14-May-22

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The Holy Grail

SKY Archery Skyhawk TD

From: Tinetickler Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-May-22




Wing take down Hunter, awsome bow!!

From: Redfeathers
Date: 14-May-22




1. Crow Creek Mag

2. Scorcher

From: Highlife
Date: 14-May-22




None of my Wings or Bob Lee's let alone my Couch bows

From: Poppy
Date: 14-May-22




Eaglewing, I have one and I know firsthand why there never up for sale

From: Downcanyon
Date: 14-May-22




Mark Kimber "Huntsman" from Australia

From: RonP
Date: 15-May-22




Bruin Bows by Mike Steliga.

I didn't see those mentioned above. I have two, a one piece and take down and always found them to be well-made, easy to shoot and good performers.

From: pondscum2
Date: 16-May-22




Mike Foresters Iron Mountain longbows, and pre-coin 1959 Kodiaks...LOL! i've only seen one in my life...should have bought it.

From: Bowlim
Date: 17-May-22




It is kinda weird that one can pretty much find anything when one's heart turns to it. I often find that the first time I want something badly, if I look for it on Ebay, there it is. If I don't buy it, I never get another chance. I don't believe in magic... But it is almost as if.

Th exception would be high dollar collectibles where people who don't really care, but want valuable stuff are vacuuming everything up. Martin guitars, or certain Bear bows.

But here are the 4 things that are a little weird and were made in small numbers that over time I was able to hit all of them:

1) The single most collectible bow of all time is the OL Hill rip off. Or so I thought at the time. I won't go into why here, and it is more the kind of thing that would sort itself out in one hundred years, If bows were seriously collected like art. (But I think bows are collected like coke bottles, or Red Ryder BB guns: We all had one, but threw them out. Ironic that so much American made stuff is popular because it was thrown out.)

I found 2 of these bows, one for 200 for a friend who is a lefty, and I eventually found a right hand.

2) My favourite longbow is the Zack version of the Ferguson version of a Hill. I got one custom, and in a period when I figured that bow was it for me, and I should have a backup, but didn't realize I would soon age out on the draw weight... I found one on ebay for 150. I also found a 40 pound version, but didn't chase it hard enough.

3) I am a repeat offender, same as 2 above, on Elburg actual LBs, not the shorties. They just keep turning up. I finally had to draw the line.

4) Clean sweep on TAC ILFs, and that only took about 6 months. I think these are a bit like 1 above. Should be famous and collectible, but not enough were made so that a lot could be thrown out, so that they could be valuable. (When I say valuable, I have never bought a bow because I thought it would be worth something. If for no other reason that the moment the cross the US/Can border, they loose most of their value).

From: Redfeathers
Date: 18-May-22




Jeff Massie bows is another!

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 18-May-22

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And these don’t come up for sale often either.;)

From: Takedown
Date: 19-May-22




Saxon American Recurve

From: Larry Burford
Date: 19-May-22




I don't see Jack Harrison Black wolf T/D longbows for sale very often. I wish I would kept mine.

From: CLAYBORN
Date: 19-May-22




How about a SABO PAC KING when is the last time you saw one of these?

From: Greenstyk
Date: 20-May-22




Agree Shb. The SKY Skyhawk may be the holy grail. It is one to search for.

From: beemann Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 20-May-22




Little Suckling recureve by Kiko Tovar. Ive wanted to pay aorund with one for years. Cant find one....

From: 2 bears
Date: 20-May-22




I have always wanted to try a Little Suckling too. I love the idea of a short bow but never found one that worked for me. >>>----> Ken

From: cut it out
Date: 20-May-22




You never see any of mine come up for sale since I can’t post a add :) >—————>

From: fourfletch Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 20-May-22




Thunderhorn, 2-piece Heartstopper Takedown

From: fourfletch Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 20-May-22




Thunderhorn, 2-piece Heartstopper Takedown

From: 4FINGER
Date: 20-May-22

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"GentlemanJim" T/D by Carroll Archery...4finger

From: Kelly
Date: 20-May-22




FYI, Little Suckling recurves we’re not made by Kiko Tovar. Rather they were and now still are being made by John Tulusz(? Spelling) Kiko’s were called KT44’s and after he passed away now being made by John Tulusz.

From: Redfeathers
Date: 20-May-22




OL Adcocks ACS

From: 2 bears
Date: 20-May-22




Thanks Kelly. I would like to try either one. Never seen either in person. >>>----> Ken

From: The Greek Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-May-22




Tri-state Jaguar, Chek-mate raven, Pearson Mercury marauder t/d, jack kempf kwyk styk...just to name a few

Hey Jedi, is that a Don Brown "Spitfire" bow.....you got me drooling bro........

From: CritterGitter62
Date: 21-May-22

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It's funny but when I had this up for sale or trade, no one was interested.

From: CritterGitter62
Date: 21-May-22

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It's funny but when I had this up for sale or trade, no one was interested.

From: Phil
Date: 21-May-22




Here's a few suggestions of bows made by bowyers that I suspect non or very few of the members here have ever heard of ... and yet quite possibly some of the finest and most important bowyers of the last 300 years

Thomas Waring

William Ainsworth

Joseph Wrigley

James Hughes

John Spreat

David Muir

Peter Muir

... and last but not least James Buchanan

From: Kelly
Date: 21-May-22




Crittergetter62, how many pounds is your Gamemaster Jet?

From: Fred Bauder
Date: 21-May-22




A Faron Swindell longbow.I haven’t seen one in almost forty years.

From: CritterGitter62
Date: 21-May-22




Kelly it is 49lbs. It was a bow that Steve Tallant refinished and I won at a contest. Great bow and if you can dare say improved, this is it.

From: beemann
Date: 21-May-22




Ooops. Sorry Kelly. I have always liked em even though I don’t know who made em.

From: RayJ
Date: 21-May-22




The original OL Alcock ACS. There was a time that there was a 2 year waiting list for one and you could by a used one that cost more than a new one.

From: Eric Krewson
Date: 22-May-22

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I only know of one of my bows that came up for sale, it was a bamboo backed osage I made from a bunch of glued up parts in the handle just to see if I could get away with it, an experiment of sorts. I sold it for $80 to a guy in Connecticut with no warranty to raise money for a cash strapped friend who wanted to get into cowboy action shooting and need a little more money for his rig.

Years later this same bow showed up in an archery shop in Chattanooga, the guy who bought it contacted me to learn a little more about the bow which in spite of is dubious glued up beginning was still shooting just fine many years down the road.

This is the initial glue up with all the added parts, the old no longer available urac 185 glue was bomb proof.

From: Eric Krewson
Date: 22-May-22

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The same bow as found in the archery shop in Chattanooga many years down the road.





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