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Offline dringge

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Period Correct Arrows
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:31:00 AM »
I have a 59 Bear Kodiak. It will be spending a fair amount of its time on display here at home. I would like to find some info on arrows that could have been used at that time. I build them if I can find the correct components. Any guidance on where I might look? Good book maybe?
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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 01:41:00 PM »
Port Orford cedar, 11/32" diameter, painted shafts, Mercury nocks, Bear glue-on Razorheads (****)

   
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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 07:32:00 PM »
I got my info from a reprint of the Bear Catalog of 1962. I got that reprint from Cornell Publications. It’s what they do, reprint old gun catalogs and archery catalogs. Cost about $15 with postage.
 What you will find is arrows could be made to order with various colors of dips, cresting and fletch. I tried copying the pattern for the cresting and fletch colors.
 Then there is a possibility of finding a set in orginal box with Razorheads. That would be the ultimate but might take some searching and cash outlay. The ones offered by Rose City are nice but the fletching is all wrong IMO. But they do have that little Bear logo.

Offline seboomook

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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 08:41:00 PM »
TRAP made me a set of a dozen many years ago. they are true to specs and fletching of the originals completely.
3 are bloodied up, and one lost to a bird, but still use them.
I see he posts here occasionally, maybe still builds some arrows for sale.
Thanks DD for mine!

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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 09:48:00 PM »
I have 4 original Bear arrows that accompanied my fathers 55-57 Kodiak bow.
Not sure if they are what you're looking for.
Part of a listing (with pictures) on Craigslist Chicago titled "Vintage Bear Kodiak Recurve Bow"

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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 01:08:00 PM »
You can email me at d_trapper1@yahoo.com

I will get you some pics of  arrows from the late 50s.  I have a few originals and will help you with measurements if you like.
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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 01:10:00 PM »
Hi Brad, wasn’t sure any of the old gang checked in here anymore.  How are you buddy?  It’s a shame most of these old threads are without images.  A lot lost.
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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 09:52:00 PM »
Rose City Arrows sells period arrows specifically for 59 bears in a custom box with 125gr points full length.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 09:48:18 AM by Kingstaken »
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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 07:09:00 PM »
Man you should see Traps work.  Unreal. Wait till the new site

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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 09:01:39 PM »
Sorry repeat?
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 06:48:51 AM by Kingstaken »
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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 04:50:51 PM »
"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less" Gen. Eric Shinsheki

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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2018, 10:53:57 PM »
Very nice.

Offline Sam McMichael

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Re: Period Correct Arrows
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2018, 10:22:50 AM »
I'm glad to see interest in these arrows on the rise. With a few pictures to go by, it shouldn't be hard at all to make them at home. I had gotten so used to arrows with just crown dip paint, I sort of forgot about the full shaft painted arrows I used to often see as a kid. I hope lots of pictures show up here.
Sam

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