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Whats it worth?

Old 01-29-2002, 11:09 AM
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Default Whats it worth?

First of all, let me say Im not trying to sell this bow. I just want to get an idea from some veteran Bear bow collectors on what this bow may be worth. I would appreciate any comments in regards to this bows value. Description: Black Bear recurve, Left handed, made in Grayling, Mich., Glass powered, 60&quot; long, 45# @ 28&quot;. Black glass on inside and outside of limbs. The riser wood appers to be a blonde maple. Has the old fatory stabilizer insert in it. Excellent condition too! Even has a new LBR custom bowstring on it, but dont let that lower the value of it....LOL...Just jerking you chain chad!. You know I only carry your strings bro! Thanks for the help gents!.....Jaw<img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>

PS....Any idea what year this bow was made guys?
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Old 01-29-2002, 11:40 AM
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Jawbone,

I don't know anything about Bear bows, but I would venture to guess that when you first got it, it was worth $400-$500. Now that it has an LBR string on it, maybe $0.75! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>[}

Bill

P.S. I devalued my bow, too, by putting a Champion bowstring on it! <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-29-2002, 12:05 PM
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Hey Bill, ....ROFL....I guess my checkmates aint worth crap now! They both have LBR's strings on them. Didnt know this was gonna turn into a LBR roast! Geez, thats too bad!...lol...We better get a ton of firewood if were gonna roast his butt,,,cause thats gonna be a month long job! Poor guy has to make two trips when he hauls a$$! Thank good ness for his sake he has greenpeace on his side! But in all seriousness Chad is a personal freind of mine, but then he pays me to be!...........Jaw
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Old 01-29-2002, 12:40 PM
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JAW,


ROFL, ROFL, FORL....I can;t afford this. When the tears flow from laughing so hard I can't see. Also, I just started a new job yesterday and I'm not supposed to be having this much fun! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

I think it is great that Chad has a sense of humor and the humility to deal with some of the heat thrown his way, even when it is tongue in cheek. You did have your tongue in your cheek, didn't you? <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 01-29-2002, 02:05 PM
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Guess this is what I get for being so hard on Cob! Oh well....one of these days JB.....

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Old 01-29-2002, 02:16 PM
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Chad, I'm using the strings that you sent me with my new bow but they keep falling off of the bow when I draw! I strung it just like you showed me in that picture! (Snicker...Snicker!) What's wrong with the string?<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>Dick
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Old 01-29-2002, 04:30 PM
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OK, OK, OK...enuff talking about Chad and his champion custom dumb strings. Anyone have any idea when the bow was made and what its worth?...........Jaw

PS...Chad, your check has not arrived in the mail yet! Your late again! Pay up or I wont be your friend anymore!
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Old 01-29-2002, 05:02 PM
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From what I can find, the Black Bear was made from 1972-1978, which makes it pre Gainsville (a labor strike at the Grayling plant in 1978 caused the move to Gainesville). Dont't know an exact value, but would guess about $125.00-$150.00, or so. You might watch e-bay to get an idea of the value. This link may help you find more info. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-29-2002, 05:04 PM
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Oops, fogot the link.
http://www.stickbow.com/stickbow/Collector/beararchery/

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Old 01-29-2002, 05:05 PM
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Can't spell forgot either.
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