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Author Topic: Prices of Vintage Recurve Bow  (Read 102 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Prices of Vintage Recurve Bow
« on: July 11, 2017, 05:30:35 AM »
Was just browsing Gunbroker.com this morning for a 26 Nolser and say the old Ben Pearson, Fred Bear recurve bows!! Wow, my $49 Ben Pearson is worth a about $300....so if you own a vintage bow that just stands in the corner and has long been forgotten, get the sucker out and polish it up.....it will surprise you like it did me the value of it!!

I am going to look at my first compound a Bear Whitetail 6 wheeler bow using wooden and fiberglass arrows (yep still have them) is worth today...if anything....should be interesting....
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Re: Prices of Vintage Recurve Bow
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 06:29:27 AM »
Those older recurves and longbows in good condition are becomming more rare.   People like the old Fred Bear stuff, esp.the ones that were made in Grayling MI. The Ben Person, Howard Hill, etc. stuff is desireable as well.

The compounds are more of a nich market. I think mostly because its hard to find those older style teardrop cables.  Due to internal corrosion they become more unsafe to use over time.
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Re: Prices of Vintage Recurve Bow
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 08:01:22 AM »
My first hunting bow was a Bear Grizzly, 45#, made in Grayling.  Sort of wish I still had it, but I sold it in a garage sale. A few days later, the guy who bought it, told me he shot a deer with it.  He wanted it for hunting in rainy days.
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Re: Prices of Vintage Recurve Bow
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 09:18:19 AM »
I have an old Bear recurve that my dad had as a you boy.
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Re: Prices of Vintage Recurve Bow
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 08:37:16 PM »
i've been told my onieda bows are worth good money now. i should sell a couple
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Re: Prices of Vintage Recurve Bow
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 06:13:23 AM »
i've been told my onieda bows are worth good money now. i should sell a couple
I always liked those Oneida Eagle's. It was a very cool hybrid design.

I have a few Bear Bows.   My first bow as a kid was a Bear red fiberglass recurve. At some point my dad must have given it to the local archery club. Many years later when I was on the board  of the same club I found it in a back room and eventually got it back.  I knew it was the same bow because I has spray painted it green and it still had glue on it from where I had tried to attach some pins for a sight.   I still have it!!

I also have a older Kodiac Magnum. This is a short compact bow which is great for shooting from pop up blinds or tight spaces. This one is around 55# if I recall correctly.

Several years ago I picked up a Bear Grizzly. This was a "newer" bow made in the FL plant. I bought this before my Canada bear hunt. At the time I did not have a bow that met the minimum weight requirement for Canada so a guy on the trad forum I was on at the time gave me a great deal on it. That was a week long hunt with a group of traditional bowhunters. That was my first all traditional hunt camp and it was a blast.

My dad has a Bear Kodiac. Nice bow but at 60-65#'s it is hard on the fingers and shoulder.  I tried to work up to this but never felt comfortable with the weight to shoot it often.

I have a couple small Pearson recurves which I believe are both about 45#@28".

I have a handfull of other recurves and longbows. Some are just wall hangers and some are more modern.
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