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    Late 70s-Early 80s Drake Recurve Bow

    I just recently inherited a Drake recurve bow. Its from around the late 70s to early 80s, grandmother was not sure. The string and bow itself are still in good shape. I was wandering how much it might be worth nowadays?



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    Quote Originally Posted by JMoTX
    I just recently inherited a Drake recurve bow. Its from around the late 70s to early 80s, grandmother was not sure. The string and bow itself are still in good shape. I was wandering how much it might be worth nowadays?
    Unfortunately, not much of a market has developed for good antique archery equipment. I doubt that it has much value.

    Sorry I couldn't give you better news.

    Are you an archer? If not, and your Drake recurve brings you into the sport, then I'd say it's priceless!
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    I would think the Drake bows manufactured by Harry Drake would be from the 50s and early 60s. I started in 1964 and heard about Drake bows but never say one because, in Virginia, people were shooting local bows by Jerome Keyes or Hoyts, Wings, Bears, Colts, Pearsons, etc.

    There may always be someone looking for a Drake. Tink keeps wanting me to find him a Keyes but I think what he really wants is mine. Mine is the only target Keyes made with black glass. It means too much to me to let it go.
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    Harry Drake was the top bowyer of his time HeBroke the flight records with his bows
    Later went to work for Browning and designed many fine bow for them

    I have a Fire Drake bow

    I would pay $200 for it depending on the model.

    tinknathan@att.net


    Cheers TINK

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    Post I have a Drake Bow from the 50's, are you still interested in picking up a Drake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Africanbowhunter View Post
    Harry Drake was the top bowyer of his time HeBroke the flight records with his bows
    Later went to work for Browning and designed many fine bow for them

    I have a Fire Drake bow

    I would pay $200 for it depending on the model.

    tinknathan@att.net


    Cheers TINK
    I have a Drake Bow from the 50's, are you still interested in picking up a Drake?

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    I have a Drake Bow from the 50's, are you still interested in picking up a Drake?

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    Drake bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Higgins View Post
    I have a Drake Bow from the 50's, are you still interested in picking up a Drake?
    yes email @ henrythomsen@optonline.net thanks

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