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Looking for Longbow ID again

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From: Caveman
Date: 20-Sep-22

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I happened upon yet another unknown longbow and would like to reach out the community to try to solve the bower mystery.

Most likely from Illinois. It is a 63.5" nock to nock self bow with hickory back and cedar belly. Have a sort of english longbow/pyramid bow shape to the handle area.

42# draw, shoots really well and quiet but the hand shock is a bit much, it only weighs 1 pound 2oz!

Any info on who the bower may be would be appreciated. Thanks!

From: Caveman
Date: 20-Sep-22

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Date: 20-Sep-22

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Date: 20-Sep-22

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Date: 20-Sep-22

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Date: 20-Sep-22

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Date: 20-Sep-22

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From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Sep-22




No idea of the builder, but doubt it's someone who produced bows commercially.

From: Caveman
Date: 20-Sep-22




Orion. That's very likely. It came from a large collection of longbows that a local Davis IL bower bought when someone passed away. so not much info from their.

Seems strange there are not markings at all on this bow.

From: Caveman
Date: 20-Sep-22




I'm hoping that someone from that area will see this and recognise the maker or maybe even have one in their collection.

From: badger
Date: 21-Sep-22




Post it over at primitive archer, someone may recognize it.

From: Caveman
Date: 21-Sep-22




Thanks badger, but don’t need another archery related account. Ok you talked me into it, just joined haha. Hopefully someone will recognize the maker when I can post photos at Primative Archer.





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