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.

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Below are the approx date ranges for the type of coin used.

Copper Coin - 1959Aluminum - 1960-1961Pewter - 1962Brass - 1963 - 1970Nickel-Silver - 1971-1972All coins were flush with the wood until 1972.

What was surprising was that it stayed at 2.50 for the next 6 days.

On the last day with 8 minutes left it was up to 2.50 with over 40 watchers.

Based on the dating procedures listed below we determined that this was a Fred Bear Kodiak Recurve bow from 1965 in perfect condition. After we got the bow to our store we noticed that inside the big quiver was a smaller particular quiver.

Based on a light embossed marking on this smaller, leather quiver that we pulled out we were able to date it to the late 1940's.

So our preliminary .00 venture at an old store ended in 2.55 in sales.

That was approximately a 0.00 behalf (minus gas and e Bay fees of course).

The large Standing Bear decal also has the words "Glass Powered Bow" under the Standing Bear.