I have no clue how old it is. From what I have read, I think early to mid 1990's. It is a really nice bow, and since it was free, I really like it. The only thing I don't like about it, is the 30"+ or so draw length. The guys at the local shop said it couldn't be adjusted unless I change the cams. It has the non-modular ratchet cams. I have called High Country Archery, and they can't help me. They actually pointed me to this forum. I guess you guys come highly recommended. I need a 26" draw length, or something close to that. It was set to 70lb draw, but by loosening the limb screws, I now have it set to 60lbs. Which isn't bad, but since I can't draw to the break without over stretching, it is a real PITA. So is there other cams I can install? If you need more info, ask me. I can tell you only what I know, which isn't a hole heck of a lot.