Dating bear grizzly bows
The Serial Number: These bows ordinarily have, what appears to be a hand inscription on one of the limbs that gives a serial whole along with the length and pull weight of the bow.
This serial whole works very well for dating Bear Bows from 1965-1969 when the first digit of the serial whole is the year of manufacture.
Recently on an out of town trip we stopped by an old store like we ordinarily do and saw this recurve bow in the corner.
Since we were already somewhat familiar with how well bows have sold from selling them for a client we naturally gravitated to it.
If you are shopping for a used compound bow or have other needs for knowing the year the bow was produced in, find this information on the bow's serial number sticker or etching.
If you cannot decipher the information use a tested method to pinpoint the year of the bow in question. Most stamps are found near the bow's lens, more commonly referred to as the handle or grip.
Like all markings, find patent marks on the serial number stamp near the lens.If you have a serial number with no date, write down the number or take a picture of the stamp.Find the maker of the compound bow and email the picture or serial number to the company, asking for a confirmation on the bow's year of production.It looked to be in excellent health and came with a quiver and 3 distinct sets of arrows.
The asking price was 0.00 and we finally got all of it for .00.
For example, a serial whole of 5L212 would be a 1965 Bow.