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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:21 pm

Jim - Are you trying to get me to string this bow and shoot it to see if it bends in the handle? :shock:

Sorry, I'm don't think I am that inquisitive.

Keep in mind, this is a sample size of only one. The others may not have a gap like this one.

The grip unwrapped very easily, and there was no damage at all. Over the years I have removed dozens of grips from bows, and don't ever recall one peeling back this easily. The leather can be put back together with a little barge cement and nobody would ever know unless they read this thread...
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Cody Roiter » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:28 pm

Wade Wade Wade what will we ever do with you.. Just go and take the grips off of old bows.. remember that talk you gave me about taking grips off of bows a few weeks ago????... :rolf: :rolf: :rolf:.. Wade you know I am only beening a smarta$$...

Great pics Wade,

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:53 pm

Cody - The grip already looks better then it did before as I had a chance to clean up some glue on the overlap area and smooth it out a bit.

The leather is very soft felt so is easy to work with.

Don't worry yourself about it, I'd never do anything to damage one of these old bows.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Cody Roiter » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:08 pm

Wade Phillips wrote:Cody - The grip already looks better then it did before as I had a chance to clean up some glue on the overlap area and smooth it out a bit.

The leather is very soft felt so is easy to work with.

Don't worry yourself about it, I'd never do anything to damage one of these old bows.



I know Wade I know you would never do anything to damage those old bows.. I was just trying to play Mr.Smarta$$...

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:49 pm

Twelve cases of 1871-1971 Broadheads not on arrows...

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Cody Roiter » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:52 pm

Very nice Wade.. Good stuff....

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby bowhunterfrompast » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:06 pm

Wade...WOW..nice displays. I'm gaining ground, only 2500 + or - broadheads to go :roll:
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:15 pm

Rick -

You will find the first 1,000 are pretty easy.

The next 1,000 will get much tougher as each increment of 100 is reached.

The final 500 will be even tougher to locate.

The best of luck to you and to everyone in your collecting efforts.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Seneca Archer » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:08 am

Wade,

really nice display....i noticed in the last picture, third row from the top, about four in from the right, there is an empty slot.... :o ...what happened???

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:37 pm

Jim -

Oh my gosh, an empty clip in the display... What an eye you have.

That case is for just old unidentified broadheads. I'm forever moving heads that become identified and adding other unidentified heads. I also have a habit of constantly rearranging things after other items are acquired. In this case, I've sort of tried to put similar looking heads together to hopefully help in identifying them someday. I don't know why that clip was empty at the time the photograph was taken, but it has a head in it this morning. And as you can see a few of the other heads are in different positions....
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Seneca Archer » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:05 pm

Wade,
I understand the need to rearrange.... aesthetics are important....

Again a very impressive display.

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:48 pm

Some 1870s to 1930s wooden arrows....
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:02 pm

1935 NAA National Tournment Quiver - Signed by some of best known bowmen of the period...

Homer Prouty, Howard Hill, John Yount, Cassius Styles, Gilman Keasy, Chester Seay, Irl Stamps, Karl Palmatier, Larry Hughs, Dr. Geo A Cathey, and others...
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby cacciatore » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:11 pm

I am never tired to see this pics over and over.I don't think it will be easy to start a collection like this on these days. It is taking me more than a year just to find a single bow
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:35 pm

cacciatore - Some items are just hard to find, some because only a few were made, e.g., left hand first year Bear takedowns. Others are hard to find because nearly everyone is looking for one, e.g., Fred Bear's Bowhunter's Kit. I've found for those truly rare items, that the best thing you can do is just keep looking, eventually they usually turn up.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Seneca Archer » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:50 pm

Awesome stuff Wade. again, thanks for sharing.

Also big kudos to Trad Rag & Bryan for having a photo system that allows these pics to be viewed full size.

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:33 pm

Yule - Yes, Bryan has done a super job in setting up photographs for this site.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:58 am

Some of Nels Grumley's personal items that I received in 2008, from his son John Grumley...

Over the past several months, I have used some of these bow building tools and they still work great.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby kurtbel5 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:51 am

OK Wade
I checked mapquest
I am only 24.5 hrs of driving! and a measley 1646 miles to get there LOL
Guess it will have to wait
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:51 pm

Kurt, I'd offer to meet you half way, but that wouldn't do us much good...

I can meet you at the airport, only 25 minutes from here.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Kifaru » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:28 am

WOW Wade, very impressive collection. I remember reading some of your articles in the old Longbow Shooters Digests. Never have contacted you and wish I would have known you were at Compton last year as well. I myself am the arrow man and broadheads. Nothing against the bows but I love to build wood arrows so I like to see what they did in the past. Thanks for sharing all of your photos. A road trip does sound good. Thanks Flint
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:44 pm

Flint - I had the red felt background arrow arrow display boxes at Compton last year with several great old broadhead tipped arrows on display, Pope, Young, Styles, Compton, Chet Stevenson, Ken Wilhelm, Walt Wilhelm, Ralph Krieger, Earl Grubbs, Harry Hobson, Tracy Stalker, E.F. Pope, Kore Duryee, Jas D Easton, Dr. R.E. West, Dr. George Cathey, Grover Gouthier, Stan Spencer, Homer Prouty, Earl Ullrich, Basil Hughes, The Archers Company, Sportsmans, William VanVorst, Tom Imler, Capt Jack A Hoefer, Jack Robertson, Stub Pierson, Charlie Pierson, E. Bud Pierson, Fred Bear, Nels Grumley, Uncle HAT Tittcomb, Forrest Nagler, Gilman Keasey, Ben Pearson, Glenn St. Charles, California By-Products, Bowyers & Fletchers, Ayres and Purle from England, and many, many others.

Oh yes, the "Longbow Shooters Digest" and the other traditional archery periodicals of the period, "The Traditional Archery Digest", "The Longbow", "Traditional Bowhunter". Neat magazine for its time. Like all my archery periodicals, I have the series bound into books to prevent them from being damaged or misplaced...
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Jimnv » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:48 am

Wow! Just wow! :shock:

Tell me again why that one forum that shall not be mentioned, didn't want this kind of stuff posted? :rolf:
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:56 am

Some of Chester Stevenson's original postcards. As a professional photographer, he took and printed countless photographs and postcards of the early Oregon bowmen...
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby CrookedStick » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:55 am

Wade,

I don't think I piped in on this thread on this site, but your collection is simply amazing. I would settle for a copy of your catalog...it would be a wealth of information!

I've never really met a 'best in the world', and if you're not it, you're certainly right up there! I'd like to make it a point to visit in 2010.

By the way, anyone know what is on the spit in the pic on the top right corner of that last pic post? It looks like a GIANT rabbit!

Wade, I stopped by Floyd's place yesterday and disappointingly it's a thrift shop....I was saddened...I paid my respects to Floyd and left.

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:59 am

Bernie - Thanks for the kind words. You will have to visit us sometime.

Yes, it is disappointingly saddening to know that Floyd's place is now a thrift shop.

Father Time changes all, and in this case the change is not in the best interest of archery.

In 2008, my last visit to the Floyd's shop was one of my saddest times ever.

As I left, my thoughts were "the end of an era".

Floyd, Joney and the shop will never be gone as long as we keep them alive in our memories.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:52 am

Bernie - I'm not certain what animal is roasting on the spit, but would guess it is a small Oregon deer.

Refer to photograph in upper right hand corner, three posts above...

Trap - Not sure your training as a biologist included identifying animals being roasted, but would guess you may be able to identify the animal on the spit.

With the deep chest, long neck, and meaty hind legs, I'm guessing it is a small deer. I sure hope you don't tell us its a greyhound. :o ;)

Guess it could be one of the large rabbits like Chet is shown with in this photograph that he "doctored up" in his dark room... :lol:

Shown on page 102 of Nick Nott's book...
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby CrookedStick » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:27 pm

Wade, I was kinda thinking greyhound, that's why it bugged me and I had to ask! I'd love to spend some time in that room with the quivers/arrows on the ceiling and check out all the photos on the wall, but I ain't hangin' out with those dudes wearing the tights! :shock:

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Trap » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:12 pm

I'd have to agree with two statements.

The one about the deer on the spit and the one about the men in tights.

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:37 am

Some larger odd size photographs taken by Chester Stevenson, plus one enlargement of B.G. Thompson, the man who founded that great old archery periodical, "Ye Sylvan Archer" 1927-1943.
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