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Offline dagwood64

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Looking for info on a Browning Explorer I
« on: March 11, 2018, 07:31:00 PM »
I recently found my dad's Browning Explorer I, model 3D258-1, 40X#, 56" AMO.
I am wondering if anyone knows what year it was made, and is it better to keep as a collectors item, or take it out and shoot it? It is in very good condition.
Thanks for your help.
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Re: Looking for info on a Browning Explorer I
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 07:50:00 PM »
Made late 60s or early 70s.  Not sure if you can date these from serial number. It is somewhat collectable, but not real collectable.  I guess the value at about $150. Go ahead and shoot it.

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Re: Looking for info on a Browning Explorer I
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 07:27:00 PM »
The Explorer I with serial # 3D258 was the 258th bow of that model made in 1973.

That bow (as are most other Brownings) is a fantastic shooter as well as looker.  I agree they are not super collectible, but still highly regarded and sought out for their shooting abilities.  

The value of $150 mentioned is about right, but the prize is really shooting it.
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Re: Looking for info on a Browning Explorer I
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 10:12:00 PM »
If it is in really good shape you can get more than $150, but likely not over $200. If you draw 28" or less I would shoot it and enjoy it. After all, it was your dads........make some memories with it.
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