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Author Topic: Aging a Howatt Hunter  (Read 224 times)

Offline Hud

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Aging a Howatt Hunter
« on: June 26, 2018, 07:04:20 PM »
Two Serial No.s on Howatt Hunters are HH51329 and HH51305,  would that be bowyer #5, 1961, or 1971, and sequence 329 and 305?
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Re: Aging a Howatt Hunter
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 10:31:10 PM »
HHS = 1964, sequentially numbered.
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I've adopted too many bows that needed a good home.

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Re: Aging a Howatt Hunter
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 10:32:18 PM »
approximately 1500 bows made each year by Howatt at that point
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I've adopted too many bows that needed a good home.

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Re: Aging a Howatt Hunter
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 03:51:11 PM »
As Mark pointed out the first number in the serial digits is of no value in dating a Howatt until 1972.

The key to identifying the year a Howatt was made between 1961 and 1971 is the 3rd letter in the model indicator. \

S is the letter used in 1964. So HHS is a Howatt Hunter made in 1964. HH for Hunter and S is the 1964 year suffix letter.

HSS would be a 1964 Hi-Speed. HS for Hi-Speed and S for 1964

HHX is a 1963 Hunter as X is the suffix letter for 1963 models.

Figured that out two years ago.
Peter

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Re: Aging a Howatt Hunter
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 03:56:20 PM »
If the first number is a 5 then the bows are both 1975.

Are the risers all rosewood or are they guibourtia with a vertical stripe down the middle?

All rosewood will be 1964 and the vertical stripe will be 1975's.
Peter

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