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Wade Phillips
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Trap - You are not going to believe this one...

I have read this April 1955 article a few times over the years. This is how the fifth paragraph starts up...

"This year Bob bagged his pronghorn buck near a waterhole at seventy-three yards with his sixty-five pound, forty eight inch bow, using a twenty-two inch broadhead arrow..."

Bob is holding the bow horizontal again so you can not really see much...

The bow leaning against the cabin wall in this photograph is a static (see other photograph for owner)

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This just keeps getting better and better!
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Wade, you amaze me.

You are relentless in your research and have a mind like a steel trap. Thank you for adding so much great info about the bow.

As you have probably surmised, the bow belongs to Bjorn. Where it goes from here will be his decision.

I was honestly just joking around when I started the thread because of the Morley/Marley name similarity. Hope I havent ruined the historical significance by removing the grip. I suppose we wouldnt have known what it was if the bow had been pristine and the grip intact.

Trap

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Bjorn
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The bow with the grip intact was a whole different story from what it has become with the grip off! Too cool! Nice find Trap and Wade!
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Wade Phillips
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Trap - Glad to help. I'm afraid the old steel trap is getting a little rusty lately...

For years it seemed that almost everyone thought all of this information was worthless. It's nice to be able to put it to some good use.

As I'm certain you both know, Morley was from California and a good pal of Nubbie Pate's.

Yes, with Bjorn on the track, it did smell a bit like yesterday's diapers to me with Bjorn in California.

I know there is at least one more article that I have not found yet this evening. Not sure that it has much other than a photograph or two of Morley with the group of bowmen.

Can't say that it looks promising to find a better photograph of the bow.

At this point, its all great therapy for me.

Removing the grip and discovering Morley's name was pure genius (or lucky) molesting the bow any further would be considered incompetence by some.

I'm personally pleased you guys have unearthed such a treasure. If you are going to build a display for the bow, I'll help you document the bow and Morley in any way I can. I have a neat little item that Fred gave each of the bowmen on that 1954 hunt. If there is a display, I'll donate one to go with the bow and the display.

Lot's of really great stuff behind Fred's Wyoming hunts that is not known by many today. Someday in the near future, I hope it gets published.

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Wade, thanks for the flattery, and I did discover that Morley was from CA back when this was a different place. I have written to the owner of the pawn shop where the bow came from-but that is likely a dead end.
We/I was thinking about a display case for the bow and the pics all together under one glass. It is not often that we come across a 56" compass that is 63@24, has Fred's printing on it (maybe) and articles to go along with it, describing the man's friendship with one of the very greats of trad archery. Anything you can uncover would be wonderful!

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Bjorn - Hugh Rich was also on that 1954 Wyoming hunt with Fred, Bob and Nubbie. I have a letter and Photograph that Hugh sent to me about that hunt. I got the letter probably 10 years before Hugh died. I'll send you a copy of Hugh's letter, it has a lot of important information in it that is not printed any where else. A copy of Hugh's letter belongs with Bob's bow.

Will also send first generation copies of the stuff I've posted plus the entire articles. Have a couple of other items that I will also send along.

Will look for the missing article and send that when I locate it.

I can't tell you how pleased I am that you are Preserving Bob's bow rather than cobbling it up.

I hope you are planing on making a large display!

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What a find this is turning out to be! Yes, we will make the display as big as it needs to be to embrace the story.
I trust Trap will decide to show it at his earliest opportunity this winter.
Wouldn't it be awesome to find a 22" arrow that BM might have shot?
Can we get you to do an 'expert opinion' on Fred's writing on the bow?

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Bjorn - This is a photograph of Hugh with his 1954 antelope on that hunt with Fred, Bob and Nubbie. I sent it to Hugh, he signed it with a note and sent it back...

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And to think, I could have sanded away all of that history in about 10 minutes.

The crack likely saved the writing because I knew I needed to get that crack LTed or filled somehow before I went any further. Figured I'd have a little fun with it first.

I spoke with Bjorn earlier about the fact that I sanded a " RUSH for _____ _____ " from under the grip area when I refinnished my 55 Kodiak. I don't remember the name and I have no pics of the writing. I assumed it was a special order but didnt think about it being anything special now and it probably wasnt but,......

Live and learn

Good Night you crazy collectors

Trap

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Another shot of the usual suspects from 1954...

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Trap - It is even scarier to think that someone may have just used a band saw to cut out the compass and trashed the bow... It scares me when I think of what might have happened to that bow in someone else's hands...

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Well, I guess tomorrow I will be busy all day tearing all the original leather grips off my Kodiaks looking for clues as to who the original owners were... [scared]

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dang it Wade I had him going I was bouts to offer him a deal he could not refuse.Bob was a short sawed off guy and I bet thats his bow for sure.But more importently I have been looking for the guy that beat me out on that bow week before last.Now I know..............bd
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So Wade, got any idea what part of Wyoming that is?

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