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pokesalad
08-05-2011, 04:17 PM
Greetings! My brother gave me an old bow a few years back. It stayed in the closet for many years but I recently dug it out and am in the process of refinishing it. I have done some searching on the web and think this may be an old Martin bow. If I posted pictures of the bow would anyone here be able to tell me the make and model of the bow or at the very least if it is indeed a Martin bow? I really appreciate any help you all may give.

Thanks, Poke

bfisher
08-05-2011, 04:59 PM
It's quite possible somebody here could identify it. There are some dealers on here and old timers like me that have been around bows for decades. Post your pics.

And welcome to the Tech Forum.

pokesalad
08-05-2011, 06:24 PM
Here a few pics. Thanks for the welcome. I hope someone will see these and know what I have.

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peace
08-05-2011, 08:16 PM
I am also curious what is the heritage of that bow. She must have some story to tell. Hope someone can id it. Looks like an early takedown. I think Bob Lee lays claim to the first 3 piece takedown produced by his company Wing Archery. This is going to be interesting.

Destroyer
08-05-2011, 09:39 PM
A warthog. Not sure of year.

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1142682&page=1

http://www.archeryhistory.com/compounds/80picsnew/martin83.jpg

Ehunter
08-06-2011, 01:09 PM
And it looks like Destroyer just showed us the forerunner of the Rytera Seeker in that pic. Notice the Jaguar??????

pokesalad
08-06-2011, 02:50 PM
I am pretty sure Destroyer has it right. I did a Google search and come up with a link to Ebay and they fellow had a nice picture of the label and I am almost 100% certain now that it is a Warthog Magnum. Is there a way to tell more information on the bow from the markings and numbers? I am curious what year it was made as well as the bow number. Are they good shooters? It is a beautiful bow and I can't wait to get it refinished. Thanks for your help folks. Especially to Destroyer. :salute:

Destroyer
08-07-2011, 01:44 AM
Are they good shooters? It is a beautiful bow and I can't wait to get it refinished.

The older wood riser bows I've shot have been very nice to shoot. When you refinish it hopefully you can post a photo or two. ;)

pokesalad
09-03-2011, 04:56 PM
I thought I might post pics of my progress with the bow. I still need to have it strung but all the wood pieces have been stripped, cleaned, and sealed. I used stripper to get the paint and polyurethane off. I then sanded using 250 grit, then 340, and finally 400 to smooth everything out. I used Teac Oil to condition the wood and after a 72 hour drying period I applied 3 coats of polyurethane. I also repainted all of the parts that are black with flat black. I would have loved to have gotten some replacement stickers but I think I am actually liking the look better without them, although a specs sticker would be nice. Anyway, here are the pics. Thanks for the interest.

Poke

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pokesalad
09-03-2011, 04:57 PM
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pokesalad
09-03-2011, 04:58 PM
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Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-03-2011, 05:00 PM
Really sharp good work! It looks better than the original




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Sharxfan
09-03-2011, 05:32 PM
Very nice job bringing that bow back.

pokesalad
09-03-2011, 05:45 PM
I appreciate the comments. It was a blast getting it back in working order. I will post a couple more pics when I get it strung. I can't wait to see how she shoots.

Poke