These first heads were one of a kinds, but he was nearing completion of a design that would be both good for hunting and mass marketing. Larry R Trow Cliff, your site has seem to have made me into a chattery little creature!. Like Eddie said, limb straightness is the most important thing to watch for. Made in 1959 as an experimental head, Fred used these heads on his trip to Alaska that year. Nice weight for hunting or a nice piece of Fred Bear archery history. Using the coin medallion to date these bows has been used by many knowledgeable collectors for years. Never rest the bow on the lower tip for extended periods of time.
The white overlays were made before the change to the red overlays. Page for page, this book has my money for being one of the best adventure books of all time. However, the vents on the 1959 Razorhead remained large as with the original 1956 model. These models were all 4 arrow design and were last listed in the catalog in 1971. This means unstringing the bow after each and every use. The red spots in my photos are from camera glare and not red marks on the bow.
What's the proper brace height? There were also many different lengths available in each of the different kinds of wood. Obviously these bows were made in late 1958 before the medallions became available to the factory. But as a collectable, you can't go wrong! This patent covered the working recurve limb. I seem to recall my old Magnum was loud, though. Don't leave it sitting in the hot sun or in a hot car. There are no stress cracks.
This bow was years ahead of its time. It's a great way for beginners to get their practice, and for experts to hone their skills. This auction is offering up a vintage Bear Archery Kodiak Magnum recurve bow that was produced in Grayling Michigan. I am thinking about using this bow for bow fishn so it not being new and having scratches will make me not worry about scratchn it up while using it. The Kodiak doesn't pack as much of a punch as the Super Kodiak, but it makes up for it in a classic performance.
The limbs as well as limb-tips are strengthened with fiberglass. I looked up to see Fred wheeling an oxygen cart in one hand and a cold can of Budweiser in the other. Just the right size and weight for most shooters. I completely wrap and tape all the bows I sell in either paper or bubble wrap before boxing them so they don't get damaged. Using a bow stringer, you should be able to accomplish this task in two minutes or less, if you follow.
Leather Products and Accessories only. Only the catalogs ran from January 1st to December 31st. The Bear Archery Warranty Bear archery warrants its recurve bows to be free of defects for the lifetime of the original owner. There is no rug rest, just a thin piece of flexible black plastic someone glued down. They did not always change with a model change, but when used with other features, are still heavily used in bow dating. Keep a lookout for this important distinction. I did shoot this bow today with 1916 arrows.
You may receive a bow that looks different from the one pictured. Limb quality and the string included are simply awesome. We have some of the most liberal hunting seasons here in the U. With Six 28 Inch wooden Arrows, and One 30 inch wooden Arrow. Limbs are straight with no twist-the bow has always been strung with a stringer and has always stored on a bow rack. In 1952 Fred began tinkering with a glue-on ferrule design for broadheads.
Buyer pays actual postage never a handling charge. The photo on the right is another 1959, the 1960, the 1964. With a fever pitch do they collect them!! Both of the leather models command a lot of attention with todays collectors, while the vinyl model is only moderately desirable. So in 1959, Bear began flattening the ferrule tip to improve this situation. At around two pounds, this is one of the lightest recurve bows in the industry. Bow Name Length Bow Weight Draw Weight Takedown? The Cub replaces the Ranger in late 1951.
If you're lugging your equipment all over the mountains, you don't want to carry anything too heavy. I bought a new string and a string-thing to help string the bow. Yet another way to help determine the age of your bow is to look for a coin type medallion in the riser. From left, the Pinned Ferrule, the 1956 Bubble-Head, the 1959. The grip has fiberglass accents for comfort. However, his private venture into the bow making business lasted only two years before he took a job in an appliance manufacturer as a model maker.