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Jack Shanks
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Thanks for that info Rick and I just found serial# 2133 '49 in my basement.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jack Shanks:
Thanks for that info Rick and I just found serial# 2133 '49 in my basement.

Great......is it an early 49 or later ???

I just happened to run into the right guy on another site. I guess [dead horse] can get results [jumper]

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Jack Shanks
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Rick,

It's a '49. Specs are written on the sticker and not on the handle. I'll try and get a picture posted later today.

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Mine has the Grizzly sticker on it, the small sticker with the serial number on it (1353), pull and length. It is missing the Bear sticker but you can see on the limb where it used to be. sounds like mine is a 1949. Mine does not has the patent applied for sticker on it and I can't see where it might have been if it was on there.

The story behind mine ( and I can only tell you what my dad told me) is when dad shot for Bear, Fred gave him the bow to try out but when they started to break, Bear asked for it back and my dad just ignored him and kept the bow.

Thanks for the info Rick.

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Did they really make them for 3 years? I was told they started to come apart soon after they were built and they stopped making them? Just curious. Thanks Dick

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Dick,

I assume they did as they made the Kodiak with alminum lam in '50 and into '51.

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Jack--You are right I had a brain misque, It happens when your 68!!!! Thanks dick

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Jack Shanks:
Thanks for that info Rick and I just found serial# 2133 '49 in my basement.

Great......is it an early 49 or later ???

I just happened to run into the right guy on another site. I guess [dead horse] can get results [jumper]

I should of asked....is it an early or later 49?

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quote:
Originally posted by Jack Shanks:
Rick,

It's a '49. Specs are written on the sticker and not on the handle. I'll try and get a picture posted later today.

That would make it an early '49. Would love to see the pictures [campfire]

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Rick,

Sorry no pictures yet. Took them and somehow lost the camera card before I could download them on the computer. Still haven't found the card. Now I'm waiting on a '51 in the mail so I can take a group photo 1949-51.

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Left to right 1949-51 Grizzlies. The early '49 far left has the decal with the weight, length and serial number. The two 49/50 in the middle are lettered on the handle.The 1951 far right has the dirrectional glass while the other three are woven.


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Thanks for posting photo's. I have the bow on the left. So they are just wallhangers?

I have another Grizzly, dual shelf, with no aluminum that is a static recurve. Can something like that be shot? It's a nice light draw weight of 35#.

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Jon,

I would not shoot an old aluminum lam. Many people are still shooting there old post aluminum static tips though. If yours has red glass it would be a '54. Black glass 1955-57. You can narrow the 55 and 56 down to the exact years with the 55 having a decal and the 56 a silkscreen. The 57 doesn't have the wood underlay.

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Guess the other recurve is a 55 as it has black glass and decals. Glad I took a close look at it because is has some limb tip separation starting.
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Jack....thanks for posting that great historical information.

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