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Old 12-07-2017, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Check out this 1953 Fred Bear bow!

A friend bought this old beauty for $15!

Anyone know anything about it?

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Old 12-07-2017, 02:50 PM   #2
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Man, thats awesome. If he wants to triple his money, ill be his huckleberry
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:51 PM   #3
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That was their target recurve. They later had a Tamerlane II that was compound version.

Bet that is pretty rare being a LH bow.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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I would move this over to the Traditional Forum.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:32 PM   #5
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Admin, can this please be moved?

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Old 12-07-2017, 04:36 PM   #6
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Very nice Bear target bow. The Tamerlane was made from ‘62-‘68. The flat brass coin with “rounded bear” was mounted in risers from ‘63-‘72. Therefore that bow is likely from 1963 to 1968. 1953 is the year of the Canadian patent for recurve bows. Call Bear Archery in Florida and they can confirm birth date based on serial number. I collected vintage Bear bows years ago and eventually sold them all.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:37 PM   #7
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Purty
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:40 PM   #8
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Nice find
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:43 PM   #9
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That is sweet
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:47 PM   #10
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Very nice Bear target bow. The Tamerlane was made from ‘62-‘68. The flat brass coin with “rounded bear” was mounted in risers from ‘63-‘72. Therefore that bow is likely from 1963 to 1968. 1953 is the year of the Canadian patent for recurve bows. Call Bear Archery in Florida and they can confirm birth date based on serial number. I collected vintage Bear bows years ago and eventually sold them all.

Great info! I have two with the brass coin. One my dad bought new and hunted with, the other I got out of a pawnshop 20 years ago for 15 bucks. Looks like they hold their value
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:12 PM   #11
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Saw those at the field archery shoots back in the 60's. Long before 3D shoots. Some people kept the site settings taped to the side of riser similar to the picture above.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:26 PM   #12
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I've bought a couple grayling bows over the years, is there any limb twist?
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:27 PM   #13
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I have one just like it
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:32 PM   #14
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Great find!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:48 PM   #15
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Wow
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