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arch00
10-30-2010, 05:55 AM
this wooden looking bow I just received. It is 58" from each end with tape rule, and has Martin Archery logo, left handed, but has no other identifying marks other than the following written markings:

MX450 #40 @28"
62" SB1561

I dont know if these numbers are tied to bow or someone's individual stats for some reason.

Any help is appreciated. Photos available

arch00
10-30-2010, 10:45 AM
were their counterfeits or fakes of Martin's like this? Someone says it may not be a Martin? Can I send pictures to someone? or what do I look for?

Montalaar
10-30-2010, 01:01 PM
I am not familiar with Martins wooden bows.

But MX450 is the name of the bow. Not sure when it was produced. Could be a while back.

40# @ 28" indicates the standard draw weight measurement.

62" ist the length from tip to tip.

SB1561 might be the bow model number. You could call Martin Archery and try to find out how old this bow is.


I just googled a bit. The MX450 is the same bow as the Black Hawk Short Bee, made in PA. I do not know how old that is but 'Black Hawk' does not exist anymore. From what i have found those bows were sweet shooting and not prone to failure.

Destroyer
10-30-2010, 10:58 PM
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=723921

Spiker
11-03-2010, 08:49 AM
were their counterfeits or fakes of Martin's like this? Someone says it may not be a Martin? Can I send pictures to someone? or what do I look for?

Not a fake! Just a bow that Martin had built by a subsidiary company.
That is a very good old bow and you should enjoy it.
By the way - it is a right handed bow, not a lefty...

Spiker
11-03-2010, 08:51 AM
On another note - if you dont want it - I may buy it from you.