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mullet
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i've got someone asking me about a serial number on a Kodiak Magnum. It is either 266B2 or 26CB2 with an "X" stamped over it into the wood. He says it has a Gold coin which I'm assuming is a brass one. I was thinking it was a '62. Am I off base with that?
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wadde
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I would lean towards 1964 with a brass coin. 1962 would be pewter coin
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I didn't think aging them was that reliable doing it by the Coin? My '59 has the wrong coin.
Any Idea what the "X" stamped over the number means?

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1962 would be an all Rosewood riser and 1964 would have a stripe. My guess is 1964. The experts will argue all day about the X marking but it is generally assumed the bow had a factory defect. Usually a minor cosmetic flaw and thus was stamped and sold as is with no returns. I have seen them stamped with X's 2's and multiples of each.
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Thanks, you've convinced me, it does have a stripe.And thanks about the X, I wasn't sure what it meant. I've had a couple with a star stamped on them and thought they were seconds.
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