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An interesting acquisition

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Longcruise 26-May-22
Longcruise 26-May-22
Longcruise 26-May-22
Longcruise 26-May-22
Longcruise 26-May-22
longshot1959 26-May-22
fdp 26-May-22
Longcruise 26-May-22
TradToTheBone 26-May-22
2 bears 26-May-22
hawkeye in PA 26-May-22
monkeyball 26-May-22
aromakr 26-May-22
Longcruise 26-May-22
trad archer 1 26-May-22
J B 26-May-22
Great Falls 26-May-22
Missouribreaks 26-May-22
PhantomWolf 26-May-22
George D. Stout 26-May-22
Andy Man 26-May-22
Shootalot 26-May-22
Ben 26-May-22
longshot1959 26-May-22
Herbie 26-May-22
fdp 26-May-22
Jon Stewart 26-May-22
manybows 26-May-22
grizz 26-May-22
LBshooter 26-May-22
TGbow 26-May-22
From: Longcruise
Date: 26-May-22

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A friend and hunting partner of many years called me yesterday to let me know that he is selling his home and moving to a retirement community. He has not hunted for several years but still it was a shock as well as a reminder of some of the decisions I will have to make sooner or later in the coming years.

But, enough reminiscing. He asked me to come by and accept the gifting of some of his "stuff" that he would no longer be keeping.

Among those items were this fletching device that he had acquired many years ago before we had met.

Here are some pictures which are pretty much self explanatory.

From: Longcruise
Date: 26-May-22

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From: Longcruise
Date: 26-May-22

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From: Longcruise
Date: 26-May-22

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From: Longcruise
Date: 26-May-22

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From: longshot1959
Date: 26-May-22




Fantastic! Herters stuff is just PURE AMERICANA!

From: fdp
Date: 26-May-22




I remember those very well actually. Several of my dad's buddies had them. They are good fletching jigs.

From: Longcruise
Date: 26-May-22




I'm a four fletcher but I'm going to make an exception the next round. :)

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 26-May-22




Very nice gift.

From: 2 bears
Date: 26-May-22




That is fantastic. I bet it works great. I am still using Herter's reloading equipment. It don't wear out.>>>---> Ken

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 26-May-22




My Dad loved that company!!

From: monkeyball
Date: 26-May-22




That beauty sold for $15.97 in 1976........plus shipping of course. 15 minutes flat to completely fletch 1 arrow!

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 26-May-22

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Its ALMOST a copy of the Ben Pearson fletcher!!

From: Longcruise
Date: 26-May-22




Bob, which do you think came first?

From: trad archer 1
Date: 26-May-22




That will probably last forever.

From: J B
Date: 26-May-22




I picked up one a year ago at a estate sale along with 2 dozen herter's fiberglass shafts for 20.00 buck's.

From: Great Falls
Date: 26-May-22




Nice! Herters was/is known for quality products, used to visit their showroom in Waseca back in the day to purchase reloading supplies

From: Missouribreaks
Date: 26-May-22




very nice!

From: PhantomWolf
Date: 26-May-22




My fletcher I bought from Cabela's many years ago is an exact copy of the Herter's. The only difference is the name on the top and, if I remember, the directions are printed exactly the same also. I really like it and have no complaints.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 26-May-22




Everything George Herter had in his catalog was the best of the best, he even said so many times. :)

From: Andy Man
Date: 26-May-22




I had one just like that when I first started

worked dandy

From: Shootalot
Date: 26-May-22




I have one of those. Now I just use the clamps when I grind wild turkey feathers on my disk sander. I bought it new.

From: Ben
Date: 26-May-22




Like PhantomWolf I had a Cabelas that was just like it saying Cabelas on the top. Picked it up at a garage sale for $5

From: longshot1959
Date: 26-May-22




"Herter's Perfection" LOL! Those were the days!

From: Herbie
Date: 26-May-22




Nice! I’ve got that Herter’s model too.

From: fdp
Date: 26-May-22




Cabela's bought Herter's back when I worked for them. Then they marketed lots of the products that Herter's had sold.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 26-May-22




I also have the Herters model as posted. I have to put a couple rubber bands around the clamps after they are put in the jig and against the arrow tho.

From: manybows
Date: 26-May-22




George Herter was sued many times for infringing on patents so you will see lots of things in his old catalogs that resemble others items.

From: grizz
Date: 26-May-22




I have one with the Cabelas name on it. It’ll get the job done but a bit cumbersome.

From: LBshooter
Date: 26-May-22




That's how I fletch my arrows, works well.

From: TGbow
Date: 26-May-22




Awsome





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