I don't shoot it often, but I still have a compound bow I built back in 1973. The one I have in my possesion is RIGHT handed and is red in color, but otherwise identical to this one. They were both built off the same pattern.
It is a shoot thru design, with a custom made plexiglas handle OR a "torque free" spindle (can be changed to that), It has Jennings compound limbs, wheels, and idlers and "turnbuckles" on it. 35# peak weight 28% letoff, 56" ATA with a Flemish splice dacron string on it. The posted picture shows the "torque free" spool grip that was mounted on a ball bearing...you could NOT torque this bow. Notice the Killian Chek-it site...I still have it too, and it works just fine. Scopes weren't a common thing then, so the "site" is an up pin aperture with the bubble on top. I shot lots of 560 field rounds with the bow pictured...in fact, my first 560's were shot with this bow in 1973, and I shot the NFAA Nationals in 1974 with this same bow.
The gold item at the bow's end of the stabilizer is the ORIGINAL "omni-coupler" built by none other than Jim Yochum...BEFORE Bear Archery came out with their version of the "omni-coupler"...but well AFTER HOYT came out with their "torque-flite" compensators on their recurves in the late 1960's. The stabilizer (if you want to call it that) is a SOLID piece of 5/16" steel rod with a home-made weight at the end and threaded into the omni-coupler...worked just fine.
The release aid is a home-made rope spike release I made with 3/4" thick plexiglas and a 16 common nail bent and shined to a smooth as silk finish. The rope on the release is parachute cord...I was in Flight Training in the USAF at the time...so had access to tons of that stuff!
Most all of us shot with ourselves out of position like this back then...I've posted pics of Jack Lancaster a few times on here...he was nearly unbeatable in his day....Wouldn't be caught dead with this form these days however, hahaha.
The shoot thru design is a lengthened pattern from a SABO recurve riser.
Uses a FlipperII arrow rest and a REAL ORIGINAL BERGER BUTTON...not an "imitation"...the REAL THING made by Vic Berger.
Something special...this bow shoots an 1814 or 1816 aluminum arrow very well....and I could back then easily get 125 yards on the site bar and clear the arrow easily with over 1 1/2" to spare! It MIGHT have shot 190 fps, but still was able to pound the dots on the OLD FACE...pre 1977.
I'll get around to posting a picture of it. I have posted a "mate" that I built in addition to the one I have, but the limbs were destroyed during a house move and the riser got lost in yet another shuffle.