The Bear Archery Company thrived in Grayling until 1978 when a strike at the plant forced the owners to move operations to Gainesville, Florida where the company remains today. The case is still open and no suspects or evidence has been found as to the skin's whereabouts. I finally went on the Chamber of Commerce website and saw a link to the County Assessor page. New items listed daily, so be sure to add me to your favorites list! The Trophy Ridge Light Lock is the perfect gift for the night archer. The strap, buckle and elastic that allows it to stretch a bit are in excellent condition. Draw weight is marked at the nearest 5 increment to actual weight, 2 's under and 3 's over.
This is a photo of the second variety of the St. 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. Many bows come in both right and left-hand models. Pull back the string in the proper firing position. The color photo shows Fred and Henrietta Bear sitting together at a long table, wearing the same watches my wife Janet and I now own and wear on very special public occasions.
But Fred found a small problem with this original design. The Aluminum Laminated Bows The first new bow model which was introduced in 1949 after Nels departure was the Grizzly. Everywhere we looked in the crowded room were people we knew personally or by reputation. I have always enjoyed the process and look at it as part of the hunt. Please email questions prior to bidding. And he did shoot his bows left-handed, instinctively.
The rain pelted the tipi horizontally as the gusts of wind whirled through the terminal basin and tested our knots in the guylines. On cold mornings I rub it down though before shooting to warm it up. You must be 18 years or older to purchase this product. Just general wear and dirt, as seen in. My buddy got to meet Fred Bear when he visited the Gainsville Bear facility in the seventies.
If you do not agree with these terms please do not bid on my item. If after the refund has been given and you receive the item payment will be expected. Something happened at the printer that year which destroyed the catalogs before many had been delivered to Bear. The grip incorporates the half-moon style of Fred's favorite bows in the 60s. Beginning in 1959, all Bear bows had a coin medallion of one type or another.
That was just like Fred I guess, singling me out in a room full of big-shots, most likely because of my blue-jeans and boots. Now that I am shooting the Cheyenne and the Grizzly I find that I can shoot the Grizzly with more accuracy. Bear was the premier mover of hunting first with the long bow, then the laminated recurve, and finally he had input on the development of the compound bow. They are also free of any troublesome twisting that can often plague recurves of this vintage. No other sight gives you the speed and precision of the. Most items listed are on consignment. Though we may do our best to separate the two as entirely different events, the bowhunting and holiday seasons march hand-in-hand more gracefully than we realize.
As for value, I don't dare risk putting my opinion here, cause sure as I did I would be proven wrong the next time someone sold one. No, I'm no expert in them and may never figure it all out, but I have had my share come and go. In 1960-61, aluminum was used and in 1962 a pewter like metal was used; this coin oxidized badly turning the finish black. The first bow I ever shot was a little fiberglass that was handed down by my dad. The following years proved prosperous however, as more states permitted bow hunting and the sport's growth steadily increased.
Please check out Grandma Jaree's Emporium for estate sale finds. The bear logo and model names were applied with stick on decals. I started collecting the Bear Archery bows in 1958 with a beautiful ~ 55 Kodiak. I was always under the impression that hunting with a would be way too hard for me and would ultimately end in me never filling a tag. Recorded with Curt Gowdy of Sportscaster fame, Fred relates many stories of his hunts and tips for success. These tend to work a little faster than a bottle reel, but can also wear out faster. For the next 15 minutes I had the most wonderful conversation with Fred, something that I will always remember.
Fred realized that he could not meet the demand which would come from these new recruits by making bows one at a time like Bear had been doing since it's inception almost 15 years earlier. Field hunt or set up and conduct a roving course tournament, there are several great ads from companies that produced archery products during this period. The first variation from 1961 until 1963 had no chest strap, with the chest strap being added for the 1964 year and for all models thereafter. Vintage bow that is collectable! These first brochures were apparently produced in 1935. The draw weight is the power that your bow can deliver.
The Cub came out as the Little Bear in 1965. They are both made to hold 4 arrows each. Please contact me to make other arrangements. It is in shooting condition. If you're looking for the best Bear Archery Recurve bows, then you're looking for a hunting bow. In 1949 and 1950 Bear was using a bi-directional glass on their bows which looks somewhat like a basket weave pattern.