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Norm Richards Archery
Los Angeles, California
"Fascination" & "Fantasitique"

Bear Kodiak Magnum (1962) 52"

Sweeney prototype recurve 1972

Bear Archery (1973)
Victor Super Kokiak
Victor Super Magnum "48"

Bear (1984)
Saunders Cutaway Clearance Sight Windows 1960's

Wing Archery (1967)
"Presentation 1"

Yamaha Archery (1987)
EX Two-Toned Handle and Ceramics Carbon limbs

Filippo Donadoni recurve bow

Bear (1984)
Custom Kodiak, Kodiak &
Fred Bear Take-Down Longbow

Bill Stewart Archery (1993)

Browning Folding Bow
(photos by Tom Lemme, Lemme's Archery)

Browning Folding Bow
(photos by Tom Lemme, Lemme's Archery)

Bear Archery (1973)
Bear 76er Deluxe
Bear 76er Custom

Bear Archery (1982)
"Formula Gold"

Sabo Archery "SSR" (1969) original ad
Featured shoot thru design with one of the first "V" launch rests made of copper, steel and plastic.

Robin Hood Archery (1976)

Fred Bear, Katie Smith and Terry Martin
at the Anderson Bowhunter Clinic


Earl Hoyt and Ann Weber Hoyt in Vegas 1978

Bear Archery "76er" (1976)
One of the largest selling bows.
Sold in many stores for $24.95
Magnesium riser with solid fiberglass limbs

Shakespeare Archery (1972)

Indian Archery (1968)
Stalker and Cheyenne

Wing Archery (1967)
"Presentation 2"

Bear Cub (1962) 60"

Groves Archery (1965)

Custom Mini-Recurve
(made at Howatt Arhery) (1980's)

Takedown Bows (1972)

Hoyt Archery (1962)

Indian bow, Bow & Arrow, March/April 1969

Ben Pearson Archery (1973)
"Centurion" 64" (shown with Martin Posi-Flip arrow rest)

Sky Archery (take-down) (1993)
Earl Hoyt


Stemmler Archery (1072)
Turk, Tartar, Arabian and Hawk bows

Yamaha Archery (1987)


Ben Pearson Take Down Bows
Marauder TD (1973)
Competitor TD (1970)

Slotted Recurve Bow, Archery World, February 1983

Bear Archery "Grizzly" (1951)

Wing Slim Line, Bow & Arrow, August 1971

Glas-Lite takedown recurve (1969)
Mfg by Plas/Steel Products
aluminum riser with glass limbs

Howatt Archery (1960) original ad

York Archery (1964)

Killian Recurve

Wing Archery "Slim Line" (1971)

Bear Polar (1962) 66"

Bear Archery (1960) original ad

Limb repair instructions (Yamaha 1987)

Wing Archery (1972)
1-Presentation II
2-White Wing
3-Swift Wing

Bear Grizzly (1962) 60"


Staghorn Archery (1960)

The take down hunting bows, Archery World, July 1972

Stotler Archery


Hit "Black Ace" recurve 72"

Jim Easton on the cover of Archery Magazine (1977)
Sherri Schrull shown shooting a Shakespeare Golden Eagle Bow
For information and subcribtion to Archery Magazine


Bear Kodiak (1962) 60"

Checkmate Take-down Recurve


Bear Archery (1982)
Bear "Special Limited Numbered Edition" Take Down
Autographed by Fred Bear (1980)
Includes 22 karat gold plated limb mounts, clear glass and custom display box.The limbs are Yew wood with clear glass. The Yew for these bows was cut and seasoned by Earl Ulrich, at age 91. Earl selected Yew for bows all his life in the high mountains of Oregon The riser is made of Brazilian Rosewood with decorative fiberglas tips.

Sanders "Sportsman"

Dickie Roberts TD2
Recurve Takedown Bow (1976)

Bear Kodiak Special (1962)
63", 66" & 69"

Fasco Archery
San Diego. California (1960)

Hunting Bows, Bow & Arrow, October 1973

OK Sportbogen (1980)
made in Germany

Howatt Eldorado recurve bow
(early 1970's)
Each bow had a custom made pearl resin grip and flip rest

Early Howatt bows made in approximately 1938.
Arrows are rare spiral footed design

Apollo "Martin" Bow (1950's)
Aluminum takedown
Made by Accles & Pollock Ltd. Oldsury, Birmingham, England
Photo and information provided by Stan Siatkowski

Structure of an early composite bow

Wing Archery (1962)
"Accra-lizer" with Accra-rest

Sabo SSR recurve bow (1969-70) shows earliest versions of "V" launch arrow rest. The Sabo rest was made in several versions. Some finger shooters drilled the side sight window plate and installed Hoyt adjustable side rest.
(Photo is from a 1970 Sabo ad)

Black Widow (silver anniversary)
Model M-A Takedown (1983)
Made with solid brass limb and handle
inserts and bushings, clear glass.

Adirondack Dou-Flex Bow, Bow & Arrow, August, 1971

The take down hunting bows, Archery World, July 1972

Convert Recurves, Archery World, November 1976

Ben Pearson Archery (1959)

Saunders Cutaway Clearance Sight Windows 1960's

Takedown Bows (1972)

Ben Pearson Archery (1969)
BP-H52, Pinto and Javelina

Wing Archery (1969) 1-Presentation II, 2-Presentation I, 3-White Wing, 4-Swift Wing, 5-Silver Wing, 6-Thunderbird, 7-Chaparral, 8-Red Wing Hunter, 9-Gull, 10-Falcon, 11- Nighthawk

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