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What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:19 am

for your collection?

(Thread "borrowed" from Rich's Site. Some different faces here that maybe haven't posted or can maybe help some people out.)


- 1962 Grizzly 50#ish RH (Found. Thanks Bill)
- 1962 Kodiak 50#ish RH
- 1969 Kodiak Hunter 50#ish (Black Overlays) RH
- 1969 Kodiak Magnum 50#ish (Black Overlays) RH
- 1963 Grizzly 50#ish RH
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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by Seneca Archer » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:31 am

Not in any particular order, and left handed of course:

Drake Hunterflite
Howatt selfbow
early Howatt Hunter
1960 Bear Kodiak
early Wilson Brothers Black Widow
a top line Root recurve

oh that's 6 and I was only supposed to list 5...... :lol:
probably could think of a few more

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by TimberlineX » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:58 am

I’m always looking and am willing and prepared to trade or buy. Lots to trade!

PM me if you'd like a TRADE LIST that includes things like 1959 Bear Kodiaks, a Fred Bear Signature TD riser, 1939 Zwickey Barbed Broadheads, a Roper Bighorn Recurve and and a one-of-a-kind 1953 Bear Kodiak K-4 with black glass on both its belly and back.

1. 1951 Bear Kodiak, K-4 (64”) and any weight
2. 1960 Bear Kodiak, 60 inches and any weight, although prefer 50 to 55#
3. Bear Type I TD Riser B-length. Nice wood.
4. 1967½ Bear Super Kodiak, 60 inches and 50 to 55#
5. 1965-67 Bear HC-30, 66 inches and 50#

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by Wade Phillips » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Not in any order. Would prefer bows in nice condition except #1.

1. 1949 Bear Grizzly Broken
2. 1951 Bear Polar
3. 1956 Bear Cub
4. Any Odd Ball Kodiak
5. Any Odd Ball Kodiak Special
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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by Grant Young » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:00 pm

I guess mine would be:
1. 1967 1/2 60" Super in 65#
2. 1963 Kodiak 65#
3. 1962 Kodiak 65#
4. 1960 Kodiak 65#
5. 1964 Kodiak 65#
I might add that they would have to be reasonably priced- I'm a shooter, not a collector, and these are bows that I think shoot very well- I own the others that flip my nickel. Grant

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by reddogge » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:24 pm

My list and wishes keep changing direction and are different from the list I put on Rich's site. All in 45-50# range.

Mid 60s Howatt Hunter
'57 Bear Kodiak
'58 Bear Kodiak
'63 Bear Kodiak
Mid 60s Root Gamemaster

The above are in my economic realm as opposed to a '59 Kodiak.

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by Stickbow98 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:40 pm

My list as far as BEAR Bows is:

1. Type I "B" T/D Riser (RH)

2. 1960 Kodiak Deluxe ...\
3. 1962 Kodiak .............\
................................. All 4- 60" and around 50# (RH)
4. 1964 Kodiak ............./
5. 1968 Super K............/

A work in progress.....very SLOW progress. :cry:
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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by macclare » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:03 pm

Thank God my list is down to 1. I would like a 1960 56" Kodiak in the 50# range that is a shooter. Does not have to be mint. I do have a 1959 Maple window
kodiak 60" 45# to trade. Gary

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by kurtbel5 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:34 pm

Dang Gary You know how to present a bait ;) ;)

I wish I had a '60 56"K for trade

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by doug77 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:12 pm

Right now I am just looking for 2. #1 would be a LH '59 Grizzly and # 2 is a LH '62 Kodiak. Both shooters.
I do have some lefties I would trade or sell including 2 LH 1960 Grizzlys one is 45# the other is 50# and a LH Grizzly Dogleg 50#.

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by Trap » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:52 pm

For us, there's lots of time to dream when winters are long and cold. The Coyote on the other hand, has no time for daydreaming. He must go to work.

I'll play.

1. 1st Generation St. Charles Thunderbird in shootable condition.
2. All original 1960 Kodiak Low 50s
3. 63 Kodiak 50#
4. 53 Kodiak any weight
5. 56" 1959 Kodiak Dark Rosewood Sight Window ( I just want to find this one before Wade does, for obvious reasons ;) )

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by adirondackbear » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:44 am

hmmmm.

#1 - A type 1 C handle or a type one B handle that will complete a rare set of three with the same serial #, i have two sets of handles with same number an ,A-B, and an A-C,
#2 - A 56" 59 kodiak over 50#
#3- A maple window 59 in 56" and 60" LOL 56 who would have thought
#4 - any 59 or 60 with any unusual sight windows
#5- any Kodiak , 65# and above

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by bowdoc » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:57 am

I won't be able to play in this one guy's sorry about that.I'am not really looking for anything for my personal collection.However you can bet your bottom dollar I'am always looking for something for your collection bd

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by manybows » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:40 pm

TimberlineX ; Bill, sent you a PM, I think your mailbox is full.

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by bowdoc » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:41 am

oh yeah if you guy's that are looking for the rare and odd duck model Bear bows for your collections you had better jump on this one as I've never ever seen this model before.It very well may be the only one in captivity 370335282631 yeah I know I still have not figured out how to wickett or wickit or wackit whateverthehellitis bd

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by Seneca Archer » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:37 am

bowdoc wrote:oh yeah if you guy's that are looking for the rare and odd duck model Bear bows for your collections you had better jump on this one as I've never ever seen this model before.It very well may be the only one in captivity 370335282631
Think I'll pass on that one LOL

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by KODIAK » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:58 am

My current wish list includes:

1. 1960 Kodiak @ 55#

2. 1960 Grizzly @ 55#

3. 1960 Alaskan @ 55#

4. 1956 Kodiak Special 60" @ 55#

5. 1962 Polar 56" 42# @ 24"...and yes I do draw 28". :D

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by droptine59 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:27 pm

Another 1963 Howatt Hunter with white 3M glass.
1962 Drake Hunterflite with green glass
1964 Indian Techumseh
Factory camo Bear Custom Kodiak T/D riser..left handed.
1965 Cherrywood Wilson Borthers H101 in hunting weight

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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by Tony Wallace » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:48 pm

Doc - 370335282631 is a real find. Must be some hard ground In New York.

Item number: 370335282631Questions from other members : VINTAGE GRIZZLY BOW 19814-B #54 AND 56 INCHES LONG
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Q: Hi, first biddder. In one picture of the tip end of the bow it appears to be broke off?? can you send me a photo of the side view of both ends? Thank you Lewis in Oregon. makersherry2@peoplepc.com Feb-18-10
A: Hi, I just took some pictures of the tips and put them on. Your right it looks to me that its worn a little from setting it on the ground like leaning on it but I am no excpert and I am not sure how they are supossed to look......Thanks Rich
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Re: What are your top 5 bows to find....

Post by bowdoc » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:25 am

thats a lot of wear there.Looks more like the dude was drilling the ground to me bd

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