Then in early 1951, just as with the Grizzly, the new uni-directional glass was introduced but the aluminum lamination was still present. RcmdId ViewItemDescV4,RlogId p4%60bo7%60jtb9%3Fuk%601d72f%2Bisk%3Eao5pta-13ea5948a30-0xfd- Zuni Medicine Bear Fetish by Fred Bowannie This handsome medicine bear is carved from Courtland stone consisting of aqua chrysocolla. I own bows custom made by others, bows made by myself and factory bows alike. We have installed a stabilizer and peep site. Brass coins were used in 1963-1970, and nickel-silver in 1971-72. The 1 limbs were known as the Short Limbs, the 2 as the Medium Limbs, and the 3 as the Long Limbs.
This item weighs in the 1g to 250g range. Please see photos for more details and check shipping charges before bidding. Presenting a finely carved'Fettish' Bear, necklace. RcmdId ViewItemDescV4,RlogId p4%60bo7%60jtb9%3Feog4d72f%2Bd0f%3E-13f7af11193-0xf7- A 1973 Fred Bear Victor Super Magnum recurve bow in good used original condition. These bows of 1949, 1950 and early 1951 can be recognized by the lamination of aluminum in the limbs. It was a marriage of my passions for the outdoors and the internet. Bow sales were now beginning to soar as new archers and bowhunters entered the sport in record numbers due in large part to the successful promotions of Fred Bear.
I hope you get as much use out of them as I did, because sometimes. The first number stood for the year of manufacturing. Prior to 1965, the serial numbers for all Bear bows were started over every month, making these bows almost impossible to date by serial number alone. It depicts the Hanna Barbera Fred Flinstone, Jabberjaw, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Scooby Doo, and Huckleberry Hound riding in a covered wagon. As far as the date of manufacture I'd suggest a call, letter or e-mail to Bear themselves for information. In 1956, Bear Archery formally introduced the Razorhead to the public.
Most of this finish chips off leaving a very dull gray metal underneath. The date stamp will tell you the age of the bow. This makes these years very difficult to identify by serial numbers. The silk-screening appeared on all bows by the 1956 model year. Shipping update as of February 2013 If for any reason you are not happy with your item. Page for page, this book has my money for being one of the best adventure books of all time.
The famous wood handle takedown bow started production in August 1969, but did not appear in the company catalog until 1970. I agree with John, I shoot an old bear and the soul of the bow needs to be stretched from time to time. Just let me know at the end of the auction. The Serial Number: These bows usually have, what appears to be a hand inscription on one of the limbs that gives a serial number along with the length and pull weight of the bow. Here we have a Nice Vintage Playboy with the Fred Bear nude ad.
Note - Using the medallions for dating bows is not an absolute rule with Bear bows, as sometimes the plant would just throw medallions in a bin and the bow maker would reach in and grab medallions which may have been from a year or two earlier. If your bow shows Gainesville on it then it was made after 1978 8. Draw weight is not marked on bow. Articles might be dented, scratched or missing a piece s. After we got the bow to our store we noticed that inside the big quiver was a smaller single quiver. I can't give you any clues on the age, but I'm sure someone out here can. All are ready to make a bow to your every wish and desire.
Al studied Bear Archery for many, many years and is considered by everyone as the King of Information regarding Bear Archery collecting. Secondly, the large amount of shock contributed to a large number of bows delaminating. Note: I don't give partial refunds. I am open to any and all new ideas from other collectors. I still continue research of the Kodiak model, both right and left hand serial numbers.
If I were you, I'd have someone take a look at it and if it's safe to shoot I'd use it. Original cream and light green enamel on wood. I have rewritten and expanded this list that I have used for many years. Somewhere around the time of the logo change on the scabbard, the knife handle also changed over to a synthetic handle called Derylin. Note - The Bear Archery catalogs of 1975 were unique in that they were printed in 4 different language versions - French, German, Japanese, and English. There are a few dings, scuffs and scratches from use over the years. Click'Brunswick Ads and Things' to visit my store for more ads.