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Offline Rick Enos

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Willis Barns archery
« on: March 16, 2018, 08:05:00 PM »
I am looking for a bow--arrow--catalog anything Willis Barns archery Sturgis Michigan...Thanks in advance....

Offline Liquid Amber

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Re: Willis Barns archery
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 02:22:42 PM »
September 1937 issue of Ye Sylvan Archer Magazine.

Willis H. Barnes lived at 601 N. 4th Street in Sturgis, Michigan at the time.  His ad reads like this:

Manufacturer of Big Game Hunting Tackle

"Barnes Bows held up perfectly in the recent Byrd expedition to the south pole. It was Barnes bows and arrows that brought down the big cats of Mexico in the latest big game motion picture called, "the Jaguar's Trail," starring Dan Brennan Jr."

"Hunters, write for information concerning new design bows and arrows."

I'll look around for other ads.

Offline TC

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Re: Willis Barns archery
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 03:41:35 PM »
Rick,
I have some Willis Barns archery letters on Barns stationary. Contact me.

Offline Glibs

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Re: Willis Barns archery
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 11:01:27 PM »
I believe I have 2 Willis Barnes longbows, looking for any information, thanks Gary

Offline hardbern

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Re: Willis Barns archery
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 08:59:29 AM »
Not to be confused with Capt. FS Barnes of Oregon yew bow fame ....

but I wonder if they were related.
When I first saw the 1931 Sylvan archer adv. for Barnes, with Earl Ullrich's ad. below, I thought it was FS Barnes, but he lived in Forest Grove, Or. not Mi. ?

Hope someone's gonna post some bow pics, pls.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 10:51:07 AM by hardbern »

Offline Glibs

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Re: Willis Barns archery
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2020, 10:28:45 AM »
One of the Barnes bows I have.  75” horn tips

Online Lucas K

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Re: Willis Barns archery
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2020, 09:42:33 AM »
Glibs, I think yours are F S Barnes. The bowyer from Oregon.
Lucas Kent

Offline Liquid Amber

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Re: Willis Barns archery
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2020, 12:53:12 PM »
Gibs bow is a Willis Barnes bow.  His maker's stamp is in cursive.  Besides, that bow has dips, F. S. Barnes bows didn't.   F.S. Barnes stamped his bows with block letters. 

Offline hardbern

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Re: Willis Barns archery
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2020, 03:37:05 PM »
any chance of some bigger pics of the the whole bow(s)
rather than just the stamps pls?

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