Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Bows drilled like this

Messages posted to thread:
Shaftcaster 20-Jun-22
Copperhead 20-Jun-22
Shaftcaster 20-Jun-22
JusPassin 20-Jun-22
fdp 20-Jun-22
grizzly63 20-Jun-22
bodymanbowyer 20-Jun-22
CD 20-Jun-22
Nrthernrebel05 20-Jun-22
Pdiddly2 21-Jun-22
Bernie P. 21-Jun-22
2 bears 21-Jun-22
N Y Yankee 21-Jun-22
George D. Stout 21-Jun-22
Wildhog 21-Jun-22
RonP 21-Jun-22
Pdiddly2 21-Jun-22
Bernie P. 23-Jun-22
George D. Stout 23-Jun-22
From: Shaftcaster
Date: 20-Jun-22

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What do you Guys think when you get a bow drilled for the early Bear Quivers as pictured here ?? I know it says that this bow was once hunted but nowadays there are so many other BQs which do better job without holes.Should I try to fill/conceal them or just live with that history and move on . Thanks Shaftcaster >>--->

From: Copperhead
Date: 20-Jun-22




Personally, I find and old Bear screw-on quiver and go hunting! Those appear to be very neatly done and the Bear quiver has an advantge because it doesn't attach to the limbs to effect the performance.

From: Shaftcaster
Date: 20-Jun-22




Had one of those once but thought the arrow fletch ends whacked each other on each shot but maybe my arrows were alot thinner back then and they were migrating out ???? too long ago ??

From: JusPassin
Date: 20-Jun-22




It depends on how good a wood-smith you are. I've seen repairs that looked worse than the screw holes.

From: fdp
Date: 20-Jun-22




^^^^Yep^^^^ I've seen some pretty butchered up repair jobs.

From: grizzly63
Date: 20-Jun-22




If you use the right size forstener bit, you inlay a buffalo nickel.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 20-Jun-22




X2 jusspasin. JF

From: CD
Date: 20-Jun-22




Leave them... part of the bow's history! :)

From: Nrthernrebel05
Date: 20-Jun-22




The one in the leather wrap could be factory and I would definitely leave that one. If you’re real good matching wood colors it can be filled but it never completely disappears.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 21-Jun-22




I have several bows with those mounts and leave them as is…that is patina, not damage.

I do use a Leathertop quiver on some of the ones I hunt with.

From: Bernie P. Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Jun-22




I think what was this guy thinking.

From: 2 bears
Date: 21-Jun-22




Compass or medallion is an option. Fill & put new leather grip on is another. >>>----> Ken

From: N Y Yankee
Date: 21-Jun-22




Find some brass screws that fit and install them with a tiny drop of Elmer's glue or some string wax on the threads to keep them from getting loose.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 21-Jun-22




Anyone can be a critic when they weren't there. The guy was probably thinking, "I'll put a nice Bear quiver adapter on it, it will be really handy". I agree with him, it was handy and still is, and now it's part of the bow's history. I think it looks good.

From: Wildhog
Date: 21-Jun-22




Looks OK to me. I love that old green glass too.

From: RonP
Date: 21-Jun-22




i prefer to leave those old bows the way i found them.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 21-Jun-22

Pdiddly2's embedded Photo



This is what I think when I see a quiver mount on an old bow...it's very useful!

From: Bernie P. Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-Jun-22




George Shaftcaster asked us what we thought.Not what we thought the guy that did that was thinking.I answered his question honestly.If that makes me a critic so be it.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 23-Jun-22




Yessir, and that is what I thought.





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