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Offline ANGRY ELF

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Howatt Bows
« on: January 13, 2012, 11:10:00 AM »
I had read once that Howatt did not start putting AMO on there bows untill after 1962
Can anyone help me with this
I know by looking over the web for info on the age of howatts it can really start long topics
So sorry   :knothead:
Louie
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Re: Howatt Bows
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 03:51:00 PM »
I believe the AMO (Archery Mfg. Org.) did not set standards until around 1968-69.  If an archery company joined the AMO, then they were expected to comply with their guidelines.
Lon Scott

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Re: Howatt Bows
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 05:23:00 PM »
Thanks Lon I am looking at a hunter and I am trying to come close to the age
It does not have AMO and I had read someplace Larry had posted that they started putting that on the bows in the 60's
But now I can't find that post
Louie
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Re: Howatt Bows
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 03:02:00 PM »
I also understand that Howatt began marking their bows in the 60's in a way to indicate year.  The first digit of the serial number indicates year made. (Example: If the serial begins with a "6", then year is 1966).  

Keep in mind one has to have some knowledge of woods used, designs, etc to be accurate since someone could think the "6" means 1976, 1986, 1996, etc.  

Prior to the 60's, the first digit indicated the bowyer and the next digit indicated year.

Am I making sense?   :dunno:
Lon Scott

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Re: Howatt Bows
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 09:31:00 AM »
Yes you are making sense
I think I have some of that figured out
I think I have the 70's,80's figuared out
I ran a cross this one and I am not sure about it
It's a hunter and it has 5 to 6 lamination in the riser the front has lighter wood then the back
frist number is a 6
I am thinking 1966
But not sure as to when they went from sold riser to laminated
I think I will try and pick it up any
Its a HOWATT you can't go wrong
I will bring it to Moses Lake in April  :campfire:    :archer2:  
Thanks
Louie
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Re: Howatt Bows
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 01:18:00 AM »
Sorry to jump in, but I am a Howatt fan too.  I had the following link saved and 1968 is mentioned as the year that Howatt started to mark bows with the AMO designation.  Ted Fry at Raptor Archery has been working with Larry Hatfield on dating Howatt bows and could help as well if you were to give him a call.

 http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=14;t=002569#000000

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