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    Default Any info on this bow or how to get it fixed?



    Was doing some cleaning in the basement and came across my fathers old recurve.

    I just snapped a quick picture of the model info. It's a 5' recurve. It seems to have some wood sandwiched between white plastic and a brown fiberglass(burlap pattern) epoxy looking front. Also has a NFAA sticker on it. The string is shot and it seems to be missing(I have no idea the proper term) a small wooden notched piece where the string attaches to the limb.

    I'm not a bow hunter, if fact my really nice compound was sold long ago(after collecting much dust and only seeing backyard targets). I also kept my first Bear youth compound bow, just to have something to teach my kids with if they ever want to learn. Much like I was raised. I look at it as just another tool my father passed on to me even though I don't use it.

    I have also been toying with the idea of getting a takedown recurve... but would probably be happy with having the one above fixed/freshened up for all intensive purposes.

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    google the bow doc, they might be able help...

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    The National Field Archery Association is still around...

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    sorry i havent had my morning coffie yet did u say the string is missing or the string nock on the bow is missing

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    can you post some more pictures please, specifically of the riser area and the limbs and nock (limb tip) area?
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    Sorry about the bad full length shot... Between the wood almost looks like the old tortoise shell rimmed eye glasses(The two darker lines in the lower left picture).

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    That looks like a horseman's bow , kind of rare aren't they ?

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    It needs new tip inlays, I'd suggest going to 3 rivers to get the phenolic material, and use smooth on ea 40 glue, it's what I use to fix bows that have delaminated. It's mainly used by bowmakers. As for the bow, I think it's just a basic fiberglass and wood bow used for lessons and youth competitions in the range. If you would like to refinish it, sand it down using 120 grit to 1000 grit sandpaper, then use a product called tru oil to refinish it, follow the directions on the bottle, and discard of any cloths used to apply it as its extremely flame able like boiled linseed oil. I may be wrong though about the bow, I just noticed it's 45#. I think it may have been a club bow, which would make the value right around $100. Feel free to message me with any questions about bows, refinishing and repairing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraditionalbyChoice View Post
    It needs new tip inlays, I'd suggest going to 3 rivers to get the phenolic material, and use smooth on ea 40 glue, it's what I use to fix bows that have delaminated. It's mainly used by bowmakers. As for the bow, I think it's just a basic fiberglass and wood bow used for lessons and youth competitions in the range. If you would like to refinish it, sand it down using 120 grit to 1000 grit sandpaper, then use a product called tru oil to refinish it, follow the directions on the bottle, and discard of any cloths used to apply it as its extremely flame able like boiled linseed oil. I may be wrong though about the bow, I just noticed it's 45#. I think it may have been a club bow, which would make the value right around $100. Feel free to message me with any questions about bows, refinishing and repairing.
    That's where I am at with it... The cost to have someone refurbish it wouldn't justify the value of it. And I have no idea what I am doing, and would rather not waste more money attempting to repair it myself(at this point with all my other projects). As nice as it would be to have the thing ready to go, there seems to be a few nice options to just replace it.

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