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papabear08
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Might have been ordered that way for hunting. I know of a K mag ordered with white glass for snow hunting conditions. ????????
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Betcha Fred gave artistic license to the the boys building the bows...creating a precursor to what will be in 1960.
Who knows what it was, all the flys on the wall that witnessed these things have all up and died of old age.

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Wade Phillips
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MarkG,

Cool looking brown glass 59 Kodiak Special. Have seen several odd duck 59 and 60 Bear bows, reversed colored glass and both sides the same color white. Both sides same color brown, really makes a different looking bow. Thanks so much for sharing photographs of your unique bow.

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Would this be a '64?

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Craig

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Wade Phillips
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Craig -

Yes, a 1964 for sure with the glass full length on the back of the riser. The 1963 did not have glass the full length on the back of the riser.

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Wade Phillips
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MarkG -

Forgot until just now while looking the images of your 1959 Kodiak Special with brown glass on the back & belly...

I have a very early 1957 Kodiak Special with brown glass on both the back & belly.

This differs from the 1956 that had brown glass on the belly and gray glass on the back, it also differs greatly from the 1957 that had tan glass on both the back & belly.

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ttt

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Tagging this thread for future reference.

Thanks to all for the knowledge shared here.

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ttt again

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Lon Scott

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Some great deals on Kodiak Specials out there right now...lets run this one back to the top

DDave

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I set out a while ago to reduce my herd of 40 bows...right now I am down to about 47 by my count...someone help me please

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1962 Kodiaks, Kodiak Magnums and Kodiak Specials, in particular, have come out of hiding.

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mangonboat

I've adopted too many bows that needed a good home.

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That really dirty looking 62 Kodiak Special that just listed on the big site has my name written all over it. Problem is, I already have a beautiful 62 KS and several bows waiting in line for a makeover. I have let my train get off track and I purchased that 63 Grizzly with the tiny repaired spot on the limb and also a 1970 Tamerlane. Unless I get back on track it is going to take a long time to finish my KS collection which only lacks four bows.

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If you're still collecting serial #s for 59 Kodiak Specials, I have one to add:
YA419
68"
42#
Like all of them, it's a very pretty bow. It has the underlayment near the tips.

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Shandor

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My 1959 KS specs are WC 191 64" 34#

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'59 Kodiak 48# 60"
'55 Kodiak 46# 60"
'59 Kodiak 45# Gainesville 60" LH
Jim Hoker Woodspirit Bows 60#, 55#, 48#
Cari-bow Featherhorn 53# 64" LH
JD Berry Morningstar 53# 66" LH

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Wade Phillips
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Shandor - Just added your 68" 1959 KS, Thanks for your imput.

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