Can anyone help with the make of this bow

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by riverfisher, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. riverfisher

    riverfisher Junior Member

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    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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  2. SilentSniper

    SilentSniper Senior Member

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    Wish I could help you. Never seen a bow like that. What is the BH on that bad boy?
     

  3. VE6WTF

    VE6WTF Senior Member

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    Looks to me to be a completely custom bow,
     
  4. thehairlessone!

    thehairlessone! Senior Member

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

    rick
     
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    :welcome: 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.:noidea:
     
  6. riverfisher

    riverfisher Junior Member

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    Its freaking me out too:noidea: 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.
     
  7. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    I have seen one on the net but do not remember what it is.
     
  8. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    find a Martin guru. It kind of looks like a Jaguar proto type
     
  9. riverfisher

    riverfisher Junior Member

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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.
     
  10. J.C.

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  11. VE6WTF

    VE6WTF Senior Member

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

    Ronhop RIP

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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.

    Ron
     
  13. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Same here...:scared:

    Sweet lookin bow though...And welcome to the forum
     
  14. red44

    red44 Senior Member

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  15. riverfisher

    riverfisher Junior Member

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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.
     
  16. riverfisher

    riverfisher Junior Member

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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
     
  17. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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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. :thumb:
     
  18. steve bear

    steve bear Member

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

    alwills Junior Member

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    Your bow

    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!

    Al
     
  20. riverfisher

    riverfisher Junior Member

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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! :amen: