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Help with value of vintage Bear recurve
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Contributors to this thread:
Signal13 13-Sep-17
jrstegner 13-Sep-17
Brotsky 13-Sep-17
Scar Finga 13-Sep-17
Redheadtwo 13-Sep-17
Shawn 13-Sep-17
Heat 13-Sep-17
Zbone 14-Sep-17
kellyharris 14-Sep-17
signal13 15-Sep-17
Zbone 15-Sep-17
Shawn 15-Sep-17
From: Signal13
13-Sep-17

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I just inherited a vintage 1966 Bear Kodiak recurve bow. It is a 60" bow with 42 lb draw weight. It is in excellent condition with straight limbs andbarely a mark on it. Can anyone help me out with a value on this bow?

From: jrstegner
13-Sep-17
From what I can see, there are no holes. I haven't kept up with the vintage bow market for a few years, but if it were mine I would ask $250, I would take $175. If I was buying I wouldn't go above $200. Mint condition might go $400.

From: Brotsky
13-Sep-17
Beautiful bow! I have a Super Kodiak from nearly the same vintage. Learn to shoot it and it will become priceless! I know mine has!

From: Scar Finga
13-Sep-17
I just bought one very similar to yours (Great Bow by the way) I paid 225.00 for mine including shipping. Shoot it and have fun, you'll love it!

From: Redheadtwo
13-Sep-17
Great bow! I've got one of these that's 55 pounds. It's my go-to bow.

From: Shawn
13-Sep-17
I agree with above 225-250 shipped. If ya find the right buyer you may get a tad more. I would ask $275. Someone looking for a birthday year bow may pay a bit more but lots of those bows out there so not really a collectable. Shawn

From: Heat
13-Sep-17
Very nice! Maybe start with $300. That is about as nice as they come. They usually have some vertical cracks in the finish on the limbs which doesn't affect performance but makes them less pretty. If it doesn't have any of that as it appears, I wouldn't let that one go for what some of these guys are quoting thats for sure! I have one that is 48# and I love it.

I inherited an old vintage Wilson Bros era Black Widow from my Dad when he passed. That bow doesn't have a price. Too sentimental for me.

From: Zbone
14-Sep-17
Go over to the LeatherWall, there are Bear bow collectors over there, they'll likely give you a good idea...

Those marks on the right side near the grip won't help value... Holes hurt vintage recurves value, and finding one in pristine condition of that era is tuff to find because so many got drilled for sights and quivers back then...

From: kellyharris
14-Sep-17
Once you get a price of what you want please PM me.

I was born in 1966 and would love to own a bow the year I was born!

From: signal13
15-Sep-17
Thanks for all the replies guys...you've been very helpful. I may consider selling this in the $250 range but want to decide if I want to keep it and possibly start hunting with it.

From: Zbone
15-Sep-17
Keep it and start flinging arrows,,, you won't regret it... You'll enjoy watching the flight of an arrow... If needed, those guys over on the LeatherWall will help you or give you all the info and tips of setting it up if you haven't ever done so... Good guys over there...

Heck you may even turn into a traditionalist and and discovery the true meaning of bowhunting...8^)))

From: Shawn
15-Sep-17
Sell it to Kelly, as I said it is a birthday year bow for him. You can always buy another, maybe in a year you were born! Shawn

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