(Edit) Three - 66's

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(Edit) Three - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:50 pm

The Long and Short of It!

55# Kodiak and 50# Kodiak Magnum

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Both all original except for a Bob York Strikeplate and a DIY Rug.
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Re: Two - 66's

Post by seboomook » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:58 pm

Eye candy for sure!

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by bowhunterfrompast » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:24 pm

That's a pair to draw, great looking Bears.
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Re: Two - 66's

Post by Okie » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:30 pm

Dog gone... dems sure purdy!
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Re: Two - 66's

Post by TimberlineX » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:44 pm

Beautiful bows! Really love that 55# Kodiak. Great wood. Great weight. Inspiring bow.

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by bowdoc » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:42 am

good looking bows you could also add the 64" 1966 Kodiak to your collection those are all great shooting bows bd

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:36 am

Thanks Guys. I have my eyes peeled for other 66's with similiar woods.

BD, I would like to add a 1966 64" Kodiak to the picture!

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by bowdoc » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:11 am

I'll keep both eyes open for one in 64" length bd

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by TimberlineX » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:38 am

1966 Kodiaks are cool. In a very real sense they represent the culmination of nearly two decades of Bear Kodiak wood-riser evolution. They also represent the end of an era, as Bear launched off into the world of space-age riser materials shortly thereafter.

I’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous 1966 Kodiaks over the years, with their sometimes stunning Indian Rosewood risers and forest brown limb glass. Inspiring stuff.

Here’s one well-worn 1966 Kodiak. Only problem is some old guy just had to ink his name on it while the original owner watched, captivated.

Who else has a good-looking 1966 Kodiak to share?

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by footedshaft » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:03 pm

I have one hanging on my ceiling that I would part with. 507-288-7581. It is 50# and no holes. Lamont

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by bowjack » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:42 pm

Nick,

Here's the 65s you asked to see. I just got the Kodiak a couple days ago from the original owner here in Michigan. He told me he and his father drove up to Grayling to pick it up when he was a boy and Fred gave them a tour of the factory while they were there.
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Re: Two - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:03 pm

Jack, Very Very Nice!
I guess we cruise the same bidding sites... We were fighting over that one!! :lol:

Thanks for posting the pic. Never get tired of looking at Bear Bow Pics!

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by bowjack » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:39 pm

No wonder I had to pay so much for it! I thought I was going to be the only one to throw a bid in on it at up until the very last. No matter, it's a nice bow and I was able to set up a meeting with the owner to pick it up. We had a coffee and he told me the history behind getting the bow in the first place. I'm glad I got to meet him in person.

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:52 pm

bowjack wrote:No wonder I had to pay so much for it! I thought I was going to be the only one to throw a bid in on it at up until the very last. No matter, it's a nice bow and I was able to set up a meeting with the owner to pick it up. We had a coffee and he told me the history behind getting the bow in the first place. I'm glad I got to meet him in person.
HAHA. Sorry about that. :oops: Very cool that you got to get the history of the bow. Priceless.

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by bowjack » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:19 am

Yes, I was very happy that we actually got to meet and found we had much in common besides only living a short distance from each other in Michigan.

We were born in the same year, both of us at a young age grew up enjoying hunting and archery. He recently lost his job and needed the money and I on the other hand lost my money and probably need a job.

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by reddogge » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:19 am

That's how I met my little circle of archery friends who live within a few miles of me a couple of years ago. I traded a bow with Migrabill, met for lunch and then traded another with Droptine59 and met Raineman at the same time. I never would have known these guys existed except for a couple of trades.

Anyway here's my '66. The day was cloudy so the riser looks a little dull.
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Re: Two - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:20 am

Do all 1966 64" Kodiaks have a Brown top overlay on the riser? Is this something they did only on the 64"?

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:46 am

bowdoc wrote:good looking bows you could also add the 64" 1966 Kodiak to your collection those are all great shooting bows bd
I have a 64" on the way. I will update the photos when it arrives. :D

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Re: Two - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:51 am

Pics below.
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Re: Two - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:31 pm

Just unpacked it and didn't get to get a pic with the others yet.
1966 64" 58# (Weird Serial Numbering)

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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by bowhunterfrompast » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:55 pm

Great looking bow...Congrats!
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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by KODIAK » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:28 pm

I've never seen another '66 like that one. The reverse riser overlays are great. Great poundage. Great looking bow.

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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by bowdoc » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:22 am

wow thats a dandy and no most 64 66 do not have brown glass overlays.........however do you have a 1967 Bear Archery catalog ???????????????? bd

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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:37 am

bowdoc wrote:wow thats a dandy and no most 64 66 do not have brown glass overlays.........however do you have a 1967 Bear Archery catalog ???????????????? bd
I do and I know what you are talking about....
What are your thoughts?
Have you seen one with brown overlays before?

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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by bowdoc » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:22 am

my thoughts are that sure looks like a 1967 Kodiak to me which would make it a rare-ish bird even in 64" length....now before any of you guy's jump in here with both feet.Please just look at your 1967 Bear catalog nuff said bd

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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:27 am

If anyone has any additional input or a '66 Kodiak with the Brown Overlays I would appreciate the info. I can't find squat about the brown overlays other than the catalog pic.

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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by Stickbow98 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:41 am

Hey Doc & OldSKool,

If you look REAL close, you'll notice that the exact same page & Kodiak bow (w/the brown overlays) are pictured in both the '66 and '67 catalogs...
(Serial # 6L301, 60" 41#) :?

Somebody goofed! :oops: I think you have the "Rare" 66 1/2 Kodiak !! :D

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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by adirondackbear » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:43 am

Same bow in both 66 and 67 cat

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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by OldSkoolArcher » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:54 am

Ahhh, Yes the rare 66.5!!

HAHA.

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Re: (Edit) Three - 66's

Post by KODIAK » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:57 pm

Cool. I'd never given a thought to a possible 1967 Kodiak but low and behold here it is! :D
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