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    Question an odd bow: The PAR-X Bow

    I recently got a hold of a recurve bow that is a bit of an oddity. It is entirely metal, I think it is aluminum. It is also rather old.

    All the bow says on it is:
    THE PAR-X BOW
    Park Tool & Die Co.
    Jackson, Mich.
    PAT PEND

    If anyone knows anything about this type of bow I would love to know. Possibly a rough age of the bow, value of the bow, fatal flaws of the bow?



    Thank you for any kind of information.


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    Dont know anything about it,except for my uncle had one in the late 50s or early 60s.I am from Mich.so it was probably sold localy and thats how he got it.
    turkey

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    was on e bay worth about $10.00 alum bows all broke that why metal bows are on e Bay

    Had severe Hand Jar shock... I had one

    Good collectors Item

    Tink

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    I dont know much about them other than I like to collect them. The metal bows were quite popular in the 40s-50s. A simular bow, the Grimes (green one below) had a bad breakage problem, (as all metal bows did) which resulted in an archers injury and lawsult.

    Heres some of my metal bows
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    Tim

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    Smile sweet

    Nice collection That is one of those things I have always wanted to start collecting.
    MARTIN FIRECAT
    Tru ball releases
    Victory Arrows Doinker Dish DD12
    Spot Hogg Infinity Rest
    Axcel Armortech Pro 5 pin

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    I love my old Grimes. Three times as old as I am, and kicks like a gun.

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    seems like a good test for limbsavers!

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