IDEAS FROM THE PAST

Discussion in 'Archery Equipment' started by MoBowman, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. MoBowman

    MoBowman New Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    I know some bowhunters that could use one of these:rotfl::rotfl:



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  2. MoBowman

    MoBowman New Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    This one held the weight of the bow at full draw (1981) Another design called "Moment Transfer" was also tested by some archers. It is our experience that whenever a bow reaches over 85% let off it is not a safe design.


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  3. MoBowman

    MoBowman New Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    And of course, the original Compound Bow.



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  4. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    My favorite two things from those ads are:

    in the second one it mentions that it is available for split limb bows. What split limbs were around then!?!?!

    and then, and the best, is in the last add by Allen..."Short length --- 48" overall" That cracks me up.
     
  5. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I liked the 48" thing too. The split limb it refers to was the first limbs to recess the wheels into the limb instead of mounting it to an external bracket. (we've come along way))

    How about that maple riser and only 4#'s at 48"'s. I'm pretty sure that young girl is holding a Jennings T star bow. I still have one of those that has been rebuilt and converted to a hoyt fast flight cable system,,,,,,,,,,when fast flight was brand new:rotfl:

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  6. Interesting....

    Thanks for sharing that....

    I wonder how fast "Super Fast "was to Allen back then????
     
  7. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    wow thats cool stuff

    look that the allen bow on the bottom

    popular 50 lb peak draw weight :bangin:
     
  8. Poor Valley

    Poor Valley Active Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Rolla, Mo
    The 48 in reference is used because the compound was the next iteration after the recurve. In the recurve world of the day 48 in was considered a short bow mainly a hunting bow.
     
  9. spm26191

    spm26191 New Member

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    Oct 13, 2005
    Mexico, MO
    :eek: Who knows what the next innovation will be.
     
  10. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    Thanks for the history lesson, Mike... :D
     
  11. mrclean

    mrclean New Member

    116
    Nov 30, 2005
    Harrisburg
    That Allen reminds me of my old "Bear Polar II"
     
  12. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Remember this one?
     
  13. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
  14. MoBowman

    MoBowman New Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Awesome Rat, give us some more details. Is this one in your collection?



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  15. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Its an old Jennings 4-wheeler..

    Twas my dads target bow and I shot it in college. Oldie.

    DSG.. this bow should look very familiar!
     
  16. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    I had an old Bear bow that had a magnesium riser and fiberglass limbs. You could break it down into three pieces.

    I don't know what became of that bow though.
     
  17. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Nice pictures by the way Mobowman!
     
  18. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I had an allen original when I was young also.. primitive by todays standards but got my first doe with a bow from this platform!! Bought it from my uncle for $20 and it had no blood on it prior! proud, I was!
     
  19. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    BTW.. it was a very bad shot with bear razors (bleeders also) and took a long time to find that deer... guess I was about 15 or so.. ah, the memories!