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    Old Kings of Kelso Bow

    A long time ago, I was very keen on archery (from 9 to 17 years of age) and the last bow I used was this one.



    It is a Kings of Kelso 'Popular' 36lb draw at 28"



    Time has gone by and I now find the bow has been in the attic for 40 years

    I have strung it and drawn it OK, but my question is (see you knew I would get there eventually) will it withstand repeated use? If I sell it to someone, say on eBay, is it going to snap like a twig the first time its used in anger(or even the tenth time)





    Any help would be appreciated

    Regards

    Alex






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    well you send it to Brain Kupris for his collection - the bow and or photos

    err... what hapenned to the wiki; or is it just me?
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    Dave was repairing the wiki but I think things got in the way?? If the bow does not have any obvious separations, cracks etc. on the limbs it is probably safe to shoot (with a dacron string). and yes if you want rid of it it would go nicely in my collection or alternatively ebay it

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    If it was lefty it would go nicely in my collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1 View Post
    well you send it to Brain Kupris for his collection - the bow and or photos

    err... what hapenned to the wiki; or is it just me?
    IIRC the wiki was gubbed by a security upgrade about a year ago. The author of the script we used to integrate it has also done a runner and it was proving a nightmare to hack it to get it to work.

    Long term plan is to extract the data and then mash it into the "articles" function of vbulletin. At the moment though it only exists in the ether.

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    If there are any issues with this bow, im afraid its out of warrenty....

    (NICE Bow BTW, )

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    This is the one I have. I think I like the wood in Alex's better...




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    If I'm reading the piccie correctly, am I right in thinking that this is a 66" bow???

    If so, how would it handle being drawn to 31"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by darthTer View Post
    If I'm reading the piccie correctly, am I right in thinking that this is a 66" bow???

    If so, how would it handle being drawn to 31"???
    Probably not a good idea me thinks.. ??

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    There has been one on eBay in the last couple of days - start at 40.

    The guy seemed to think that just because he'd seen one sell for 70 he'd get that too!

    It didn't attract any bids..........

    Regards

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex H View Post
    There has been one on eBay in the last couple of days - start at 40.

    The guy seemed to think that just because he'd seen one sell for 70 he'd get that too!

    It didn't attract any bids..........

    Regards

    Alex
    Alex,

    I would have loved to have taken it off your hands...but based on the advice from Borderbows & BKupris, it might not be a good idea - 66" bow drawn to 31"...

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    That's my problem - it was fine while I was 17, but I seem to have grown 4" on my arms since then


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