But the legacy that he left will never die, the people who collect Bear Archery items will see to that. Note - There were actually two different variations of the first model suede St. All coins were flush with the wood until The first Bear Archery Catalogs were no more than folded pamphlets advertising the leather goods which Fred had begun making in a shop in downtown Detroit. Note - Using the medallions for dating bows is not an absolute rule with Bear bows, as sometimes the plant would just throw medallions in a bin and the bow maker would reach in and grab medallions which may have been from a year or two earlier.
Keep your eyes open.
The Bear Take-Down could be ordered in one of three different limb lengths. Beginning inall Bear bows had a coin medallion of one type or another. So inBear began flattening the ferrule tip to improve this situation. If the All wood bow has a stamp that reads "Bear Products" in some form it would have been made before the early to mid 40's. Posted by best at 1: The fella I got it from said it was a 71 or