I have 2 Jack Howard bows. One is marked "last edition",one "final edition". I have searched previous threads for insight to no avail. Please educate me on the difference. Thank you.
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Pretty much all of the "Gamemaster Jets" were marked "Last Edition. In preparation for introducing the New "GameMaster Classic", he called his last production run of Jets "Final Edition" with the intention of never making any more Jets. The New "Classic would be his only production bow. The Jet sold for $800 and I think the new Classic came out at $600.(?)
Later, some of his "Jet" fans asked him to make more Jet bows, but her refused. Someone from Alaska offered him $1000 to make him a jet. Former price was $800. He agreed to make one for $1000. Once this was know, several of us asked for a $1000 Jet. So, the "Final Edition" ended up being not so final ... money talks. He restarted production of the Jets at $1000 each. I don't know how many he made because his primary production was the new 64" Classic. His basic bows all had fiberglass limbs. He started playing with Carbon Fiber Limbs. Eventually, he offered both Jets and Classic in Carbon Fiber Limbs for and extra $100.
Both available in Carbon Fiber for an extra $100
I have an um-marked carbon Classic. He made a classic for me and did not tell me it had carbon limbs, He wanted me to test it against another fiberglass limb "Classic" in the area with the exact same draw weight. We were supposed to shoot both (with the same arrows) through a cronigraph machine to see if the arrow speeds would differ. He had told me he had used different tiller on mine and wanted to see if it made a difference.
Long Story short, I never got the chance to get with the owner of the other bow. When I told him that I had never been able to find the other owner, he told me the truth about mine having carbon limbs. As best I could tell, the carbon limbs were smoother drawing than the glass limbs.
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The most important part of your hunting setup is the broadhead. The rest is just the delivery system. Posts: 4221 | From: WHITE, GA | Registered: Jul 2003
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From the serial number records I've put together all of the Gamemaster Jets, including the "Last Edition" ones, their serial numbers started with the letter F. Looks like the "Final Edition" Jets he changed that letter to M.
My records show a F-937 as a Last Edition made somewhere around late 1999/2000. Then the next serial number I have is M-947 which is a Final Edition one. So somewhere between F-937 and M-947 the "Final Edition" was born. I do have M-951 as a "Final Edition" being made on 2-26-2001.
The last record I have is M-967 as being made on 5-22-2001 so he didn't make many of these for very long and only made approximately 20 of them.
To date I have yet to receive any serial numbers of the "Custom" ordered very, very last half dozen or so Gamemaster Jets.
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Yours for better bowhunting, Kelly Posts: 1487 | From: N. Wisconsin | Registered: Oct 2003
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