View Full Version : Bought Old Used Bobcat Magnum need help figuring out the year

09-02-2010, 07:39 PM
I just purchased an older Martin Bobcat Magnum from a friend who no longer used it for my first bow that I can use for practice. I just want to figure out the year so I know what I am dealing with. It has the wooden handle so I figure it is pretty old but it is in really good shape. Just needs some TLC then it will be good to go. The numbers on the handle are 2431 WHP 42889. Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you!

09-03-2010, 08:59 AM
In my PM to you I said maybe it was a 1989 model. Now that I've read that it has a wooden riser I have to retract that. With very few exceptions wooden risers went out of style at least 30 years ago. They were replaced by cast aluminum and magnesium. I don't have exact figures, but would say machined aluminum started hitting the scene around 1990 or so

09-03-2010, 08:13 PM
my first bow that I can use for practice.

Don't worry about the year then, just shoot it. If its in good condition then go for it. Just don't shoot carbons if you want it to last. ;)