We decided to break this up into 3 dissimilar auctions and started all three at .99.The results of the auctions are listed at the end of this article.-----------------------------------------------------Dating Your Fred Bear Bow There are some features and changes that were made to the bear bows over the years that will help narrow the age of your bow or your potential investment.1.

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Since we have the chance to sell a lot of dissimilar items through our e Bay Drop Off Store, positive things start to stick out that seem to sell extremely well.

One item that sticks out are the vintage Bear Recurve Bows.

For example, a serial amount of 5L212 would be a 1965 Bow.

Prior to 1965, the serial numbers for all Bear bows were started over every month, manufacture these bows approximately impossible to date by serial amount alone.

In 1959, the Kodiak special removed the leather grip and in 1961 the Kodiak did the same, as well as the Grizzly in 1964.6.

The Coin Medallion: starting in 1959 all Bear bows had a coin medallion of one type of metal or another.

In late 1972 the coin was raised above the covering of the bow and came in both gold and chrome covered plastic and are still used in Bear bows today.7.

Maker Location: in 1978 Bear moved all manufacturing and offices to Gainesville, Florida.

ordinarily on these types of auctions we tend to refresh and refresh and refresh the auction all the way to the end to watch the bidding but we got busy writing more listings and forgot.