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    Default Can anyone help with the make of this bow

    Hoping someone might be able to identify the maker, the only markings on the limbs appear to be serial numbers, each limb is marked Z1018. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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    Wish I could help you. Never seen a bow like that. What is the BH on that bad boy?
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    Looks to me to be a completely custom bow,

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    It sure is in good shape it apprears for it's age.

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    to the forum I hope you enjoy it here.

    As for the bow I have no idea but that grip in front of the riser is freaking me out.


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    Its freaking me out too Got a nice stabalizer with it also. I paid a buck twenty five for it, just couldn't pass it up. Let me know if you have any guesses. Thanks.

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    I have seen one on the net but do not remember what it is.
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    find a Martin guru. It kind of looks like a Jaguar proto type
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    Thank you, you may be right as the previous owner had a taste for prototype items from fishing lures to turkey calls, he tried to buy prototypes and from what I understand was willing to pay large if he had to. I will follow your lead. Thank you.

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    Click the link and look under 1980-89 bows. You'll see a couple of similar ones. Your bow looks like a prototype or a custom using components from existing bows.

    http://archeryhistory.com/compounds/compounds.htm

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    Funny,
    I saw a bow like that today,
    same grip kinda deal.

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    Wow, it almost looks like you adjust draw "length" by moving the grip...
    Draw length is not the correct term I don't think but that's one strange brew... I'm going to print a pic and the next time I head to the shop I'll ask. The guy that owns it was a very long time ex-professional shooter who just bowhunts and runs his shop now. He may very well know since he has some custom bows built for him that are probably 25 years old and maybe older. He has quite a collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    As for the bow I have no idea but that grip in front of the riser is freaking me out.
    Same here...

    Sweet lookin bow though...And welcome to the forum


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    This gentlman still makes a handle like that
    http://www.bowmanbows.com/

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    There is a resemblance there, I wonder if I can find pictures of some of his earlier bows. I'll post back if I can. Thanks for the inputs.

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    Here is a site with a nice collection of older bows. There is an early Bowman in the 3rd colum up from the bottom. Also, the chek-mate forward handles near the top look similar also. The cams all look much larger then the one on mine. Take a look and let me know your thoughts... Thanks

    http://www.archeryguy.com/Bowcollection.htm

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    I'd say mystery solved, you've got an early Bowman. They look identical.

    Thanks for the link to the cool site, BTW.

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    good looking bow,...only bows i know of with a under draw like that were Martin.

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    Hello, archeryguy here!

    You already have my site and bows like yours are shown there. Other posters have pretty well said it all, here is what I know.

    Those handles came out in the early '80s from a machinist who, I think, still makes releases, Scott Bomar, (and a great shooter!). He sold the handles and many people put different limbs on them. Freddy Troncoso (Golden Key) sold many of them, the famous lady shooter of that era, Eva Troncoso shot one for a while.

    Stu Bowman (then of Canada) started making them up here using chek-mate limbs and sold a LOT of them. Eventually he improved on the handle design and started selling the present model.

    Hope this helps!

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    Thanks Al ...Great website and collection.

    Stewart Bowman did confirm that this looks to be his orginal Accu-Riser built in Canada 30 years ago. The riser is magnesium and the limbs PSE.

    Nice stuff!

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