Up for sale is a sweet little collector. None of us could ever thank enough the early pioneers of the sport that through their tireless efforts put bowhunting on the calendar for all of us to enjoy. Collecting Items of the Bear Archery Company Nothing has grown so fast and furious in the hobby of Archery Collecting anywhere near the growth that collecting Bear Archery memorabilia has. Two years later, in 1953, Bear patented the working recurve limb, which is the design that almost all modern recurves use today. He continually attempted to improve his designs though not always successful. Which suggest it is was made in the late 60's or early 70's. He had purchased it used, atleast 40 years ago.
In 1956, Bear Archery formally introduced the Razorhead to the public. Please be sure that you want bow prior to placing a bid. Notice the difference in the ferrule ends, and the vents among the different years. This original quiver, made of soft sheepskin, was available only in a 3 arrow model, was made from 1946 through 1956. Cut-to center, radiused shelf for shooting off-the-shelf instinctive, just like mom and dad! It forced me to review my reliance on modern technology and the degree to which I wanted to be dependent upon it. If you're looking for something a little less pricey and with fitments for more accessories, and you're happy to sacrifice a bit of history and beauty and save a bit of money, consider the Sage. About Bear Archery Originally founded by the iconic grandfather of archery, Fred Bear in 1933 with the intention of bringing archery to the masses, Bear Archery continues to produce legendary bows with the same focus on reliability and technology while maintaining its rich heritage of innovative leadership, quality products, and family values.
Among those that I would like to single out for their help in this effort are Joe St. Some collectors place significance on the year of the manufacture of the take-down relative to the value of the bow. California Buyers Please Note: Sales tax will be collected on all orders shipped within the state of California. For most years we have genuinely needed this food to feed my family. The bow has a Serial number of B-2481. This rings true for Kodiaks. The coins were all flush with the wood until 1972.
Then in this mid 1960s time frame, the logo was dropped in favor of the Bear script lettering which remained until the item was discontinued in 1978. But fifteen years into it I realized that I would never wear out even one set of limbs. There are always dealers there with tables full of new and used bows and equipment which can be inspected, and in some cases, given a try out on some targets. But would make a great light weight shooter or hunting bow. Everyone, I mean everyone, was in suits and even tuxedos.
Riser: Radiused, cut-past center shelf. It would be a nice project bow. The riser I believe is Brazilian Rosewood wood. Returns will be accepted within 7 days of receipt of bow. This bow shows mild scuffs on the limbs and arrow rest.
Contrary to recent information I've heard, and according to the people who actually wrote the serial numbers at the Grayling plant, many of these defective bows were metal stamped on the riser. Arrow Rest This bow comes fitted with an arrow rest made from bear hair and a riser protector on on the side of the shelf made from leather, these are quality accessories that fit well and do nothing but enhance the overall aesthetics. This riser has a stain gloss finish, satin is somewhere between matte and gloss and the finish nicely shows off the grip of the bow without being too reflective and helps to minimize the effects of damp and wear and tear. How To Date Bear Bows A very common question from beginning Bear bow collectors is how to determine the age of a bow. These generally have no serial number as they were no longer covered under warranty.
Overall the condition of the bow is good for its age. Muskrat fur silencers, and a new calf hair plate and arrow rest set. Or take it out and hunt. A thin lamination of lemonwood covers the aluminum on the belly side. He felt it should be used and admired by an archer; I do and I do. It is by no means quiet for a recurve, but neither is it particularly loud.
Please when emailing us for this information states your complete shipping address. Layered with brown and white fiberglass, the tips are hand-finished to accommodate modern bow strings. Fred stayed active with the company that bears his name until his death in 1988 at the age of 86. Has some tears on the side from use. The middle bow is the 1958 tapered window version, same as the 1957, except for the white glass.