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02-02-2009, 03:14 AM
Hello Folks,
Came across this beautyful longbow, and am trying to trace it's origins.
The current owner claims it's an english bow,and not an american made. Also claims that it has never been used.... Looks very clean and neat, with absolutely no marks on it, so could be true....
The markings are:
on the paper slip -
68" Bow
on the bow limb - not too sure....
something 68"
ML 10
See attached photo....
Can any of you supply some answers?
Is it a Martin?
When was it made?
How much would it be worth?

02-04-2009, 12:03 AM
Could you please post more pictures of it?

02-04-2009, 04:36 AM
Basic guess, it's a (Damon Howatt) Martin ML 10 "Pioneer" longbow...
does it have has maple laminate limbs and a Bubinga riser

02-06-2009, 12:26 PM
Thanks Guys,
I'll try and get better photos of the bow.
SandSquid - I gues you are right, but how can I tell what kind of wood it's made of? It seems to be the same type al through, a few laminates and at the bow tips, where the nocks are, there is another black layer running for the last 4" or so....:confused: But I'll try and post the photos and this may assist you.
Anyway - if it realy is a "Pioneer", when do you guess It was made?
Are they actually out of production? how much would it be worth today? and most important - how should I take care of it and set it up? I guess one should treat an unused "old" bow very very gently...:o