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Valkyra68
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Hello Archery lovers,
Rookie here with some questions about my bow. The only markings are the ones shown and there is very little on the internet that I can find about Indian bows. I think itís ďvintageĒ but not worth very much?

1. Does anyone know what kind of bow this is and what itís made of?
2. Does anyone know when it was made?
3. Correct me if Iím wrong but why does it seem vintage bows arenít worth very much? Is it because they are of inferior quality, or because the demand is low?
Iím not selling this bow but Iíd still like to get some opinions.
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Valkyra68
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Well I donít know why it didnít post the pictures ☹️
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wadde
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Your bow was made in the 1960's. The lighter wood in the handle is Maple. Not sure about the darker wood. Indian made a lot of different models. If I knew the length of the bow I could narrow it down. Yours is stamped with an S which means it was a second. It will have a minor blemish most likely to the fiberglass. Some of the hunting and competition models bring decent prices and others not so much.
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Valkyra68
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Thanks Wadde,
Itís a 60í I didnít think this was too bad of a bow until I bought my Predator...but Iím keeping it for when my kids get up to a #45. I also have a couple Bear Kodiaks that are just beautiful to shoot. Again- thanks for the info!

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Power is nothing without control~

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Valkyra68
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Shoot I lied. I havenít even taken it out on so long I think itís longer than my 68Ē but hard to tell because itís so straight

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I believe the darker wood is walnut.
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wadde
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It is probably 66" Two models made in the 60's that were 66" with white glass were the Iroquois and the Sioux. The Iroquois had rosewoods in the handle so I would lean toward Sioux.
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mahantango
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I was thinking the Cochise.

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wadde
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The Cochise was a 56 inch bow with dark fiberglass.It was considered a beginners bow at the time.
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