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    Saw this on AT:
    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2234017
    Apparently the Martin Family is selling some of their bows on E-Bay
    2007 Slayer, 55#, Nitrous C, Bodoodle rest, Limbsaver sight, Kwikee Kwiver 3 arrow, Aka "The Man in Black"
    1981 Martin Cougar II MT-6, 60#, Whisker Biscuit, Fuse sight. Kwikee Kwiver
    1984 Browning Deluxe Nomad II XL, 50#, Browning Rack & Pinion sight, Flipper II rest. Kwikee Kwiver

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    Interesting. There are some nice bows in there, that's for sure.
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    Wonder if those 9.5 boots belonged to Gail Martin? Would be neat to own a bow that you knew he made with his own hands.
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    They have been selling off some One of a Kind bows on ebay for a few months now, A lot of really nice bows, mostly traditional, most of them made specifically for Gail, some of them signed by Gail.
    http://eastoutfitter.tripod.com/index.html
    http://www.cascadianbowmen.org/
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, shoot thru, 63lb, Quiktune 3000, HAA OL 5519, Beman ICS Hunter
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
    Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, parallel shaft POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade

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    Its kinda sad (IMO) that the family is selling off heirloom items like that. I wonder if they are wiping their hands of the whole deal or they still need the money
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    2005 Saber: 70#, same arrow, 250 fps

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    This shows how much they cared for the company.

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    I would like to think that they probably just have bows all over the place in their collective homes, and they are just not getting used. Gail Martin probably bought all kinds of bows home with him to play with. Prototypes, etc. The family probably realizes that most will never get used, or barely used, so why not release them to people who would use and appreciate them. They sure are not getting rich off of them. But to Martin lovers like us it would be cool to own a bow that Gail Martin, or Fred Bear used, or held in his hands.
    2007 Slayer, 55#, Nitrous C, Bodoodle rest, Limbsaver sight, Kwikee Kwiver 3 arrow, Aka "The Man in Black"
    1981 Martin Cougar II MT-6, 60#, Whisker Biscuit, Fuse sight. Kwikee Kwiver
    1984 Browning Deluxe Nomad II XL, 50#, Browning Rack & Pinion sight, Flipper II rest. Kwikee Kwiver

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    Let's see 60 years times 5 or 6 of the Martin family, times 5 to 12 bow per year (proto types, test bows, personal bows) ??? What, 2800 to 3000? And say they only kept half of them, so 1500....And parts? I don't know. Maybe if I enlarged my closest....oh, 50" X 50" might work....???? Well, 100" X 50". I mean ya can't stack 'em and expect to get/find one real easy....

    What do you think they've kept?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny Thomas View Post
    Let's see 60 years times 5 or 6 of the Martin family, times 5 to 12 bow per year (proto types, test bows, personal bows) ??? What, 2800 to 3000? And say they only kept half of them, so 1500....And parts? I don't know. Maybe if I enlarged my closest....oh, 50" X 50" might work....???? Well, 100" X 50". I mean ya can't stack 'em and expect to get/find one real easy....

    What do you think they've kept?
    Thats the interesting part! Bows that Gail used to win events with, Ones that he designed, serial # 1's, possibiltys are almost endless! Or the fletching jigs that started the whole business.
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    http://eastoutfitter.tripod.com/index.html
    http://www.cascadianbowmen.org/
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, shoot thru, 63lb, Quiktune 3000, HAA OL 5519, Beman ICS Hunter
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
    Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, parallel shaft POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade

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