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MA2 broadheads

Postby taog66 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:31 pm

Can anyone tell me something about the Make-all tool & die Co. I have some MA 2 broadheads in un-used condition but can't find any background on them searching the internet.


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Re: MA2 broadheads

Postby aromakr on Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:15 pm

Make-all tool and die was in West Allis Wisconsin. The two blade went into production in 1957 they were made into the 1990's. They made two and three blades in 1/4" 9/32, 5/16" and 11/32" three blades not in 1/4". They were relatively cheep, I can remember buying them for under $4.00 a dozen and quite often used them in broadhead shoots. I would not hunt with them because I felt you could not get a good edge on them with two pieces of metal at the edge, however I would bet many deer and other large animals were taken with them, just my feelings.
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Re: MA2 broadheads

Postby wadde on Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:31 pm

Arowmaker is correct. I used the MA-2, MA3-S, and MA3-L for shooting rubber broadhead leagues years ago. I never used them for hunting because I just could not get a sharp enough edge on them. I have seen that collectors like the MA-2 heads more than the Ma3 heads for some reason. Maybe less of the MA-2 heads were produced. I have also had MA3 heads marked Bod-Kin.


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Re: MA2 broadheads

Postby bowhunterfrompast on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:08 pm

aromakr & wadde are correct....Make-all tool and die also made two 4 blades.

The M-A 4 experimental was made by using standard 11/32" ferr M-A 2 blank blades. Bleeder blade punched out from right side of ferr. Date unknown and rare.

After purchasing the original American Archery Sabre 4 dies, another M-A 4 was made in c.1997.
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Re: MA2 broadheads

Postby raghorn on Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:42 pm

wadde,
you do not have a MA_3 marked Bod-KIn . You have the original Bod-kin made in 1946 for Whiffen Archery by Make All Tool and Die. These were made for two years and then Whiffen started their own Bodkin. Make Al Tool and Die continued with the existing design renamed- MA-3L.


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Re: MA2 broadheads

Postby ButchMo on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:47 am

MA 2 & MA 3 heads are still sold at 3Rivers.
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Re: MA2 broadheads

Postby dickvtas on Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:17 am

I have 200 of '70's era ma2 and the same 5/16 ma3's new


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Re: MA2 broadheads

Postby wadde on Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:53 pm

Thanks Raghorn, I guess the more I learn, the less I know.


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