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jcar315
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What a find!!!

Fascinating to say the least.

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Wade Phillips
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Charlie - Fred's group hunted near Gillette, Wyoming. They hunted at least 4 years in a row there. I've hunted in Wyoming since the 1970s as it borders our state on the west and isn't that far. Years ago, I looked up the place on a map, but never followed up and actually went to the site. I could just kick myself now. Always thought there was next year.

I’d forgotten all about it until just now, but sometime in the early 1980s I ran into a fellow not far from Gillette who told me the "Bear Gulch Wyoming" cabin was gone. Remembering back now, guess that is when I sort of lost interest in going to the site.

Come spring, I’m just going to have to head west and locate that old cabin site and find out what is still there.

Any one else interested in riding along? It is about 11 or 12 hours from my place. Can’t promise you anything but a sore rear end.

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Wade Phillips
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Doc - Yes, I was asleep at the switch when Morley's bow went off. Have been unconscious a lot lately.

You are correct, Morley was a short sawed off guy, 56", 63#@24" fits him to a T. He was a carpenter by trade but a cowboy at heart and wore that tall white hat that made him look like a bigger guy.

Like you, I'd bet it's Morley's bow too. The greatest thing about the bow is that it was saved by someone who will take care of it now.

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Wade ripping the leather off a few of your bows is a pretty good idea. You likely have several 56" bows in the same age group..............'54-whatever, that are similar specs to this one, and may well have 'Bob Morley' inscribed in that well recognized lettering. Worth a look? We could all do a massive 'rip along' right here on TradGang? [biglaugh]
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Wade Phillips
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Bjorn - "Rip Along" is great idea. We can all take turns...

Let's see Trap went first

If I go second, which of these 56" 1954s would be the best candidate to rip the grip off...

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Nice; but Bob already had one of those-let's go to the next year?
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gee's I don't believe I let a bunch of bow collecters talk me into cutting the grips off every bow in my collection thinking I would find the holy grail of bows with Fred's name hand writen under the grip.But no no I did'nt find nothing not one thing.What the heck was I thinking anydamnway Fred was lefthanded.bowdoc strikes again  -
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BD, quite a pile of grips there!!!!

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Bjorn
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[biglaugh] [biglaugh] [biglaugh]
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Did you check for Fred's signature under the tongue of the Left Chuck Taylor?

Trap

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OK I'am going to go for it one more time and see if maybe just maybe I'll get lucky.Here goes another factory leather grip down the tube.
Hey Trap that is a pair of Fred's old All Stars there like size 15EEE so I wear them over the top of my own.
Now lets get back to cutting those grips off all our bows.bd  -

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holy b-geez-is did I ever hit the big time.I knew if I just kept cutting I would strike gold.Check out whom this custom Kodiak was built for in 1959.yaheeeeeeeeew what a hit that was..bd  -
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And just look at that handwriting too!!
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WOW!!!! You found it!!!! Outstanding!!!!! That's where I left it????? Thank you so much for locating my old "factory repaired" 59 Kodiak.

Wade and I have had joint custody of this great bow for many years. I felt really bad about misplacing it and Wade was threatening to make me buy out his half.

You know my address. Thanks Doc, You're the man.

Trap

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Wade Phillips
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Doc - I just read your post and laughed for 2 minutes. You crack me up. I don't know what we would do for entertainment without you around to stir the barrel once in a while.

Also love your pile of old leather grips.

Several years ago, I had a pile probably 5 times that size... but none of them were original, they were all my own grips that I made and screwed up so ripped them off and started over again and again and again...

Never claimed to be a fast learner.

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