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ONE of My Favorite Rare Bows

Postby Howattman » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:38 am

Another post got me to thinking about which bow in my collection is the rarest and/or means the most to me. This is what I came up with.....

Aside from the static-limb bow I have that Damon Howatt himself made in the late 1940’s, this is probably one of the rarest bows in my collection. It’s called a Wasatch Rambler and I got it from a guy in Michigan after he posted a question about it on LW. He offered it to me and asked me to name a price. Having never seen one, I had no idea what it was worth, so I offered him $250. He felt that was fair, so the rest is history. It’s 58” , draws 44# at 28” and is in absolutely PRISTINE condition. Black glass on the face and the highly sought-after orange glass (the same glass Bear used) on the back.

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The Wasatch line of bows was made by Howatt as a private-label bow for Les Hunt, who owned Pinecrest Archery in Salt Lake City. Howatt made the Wasatch line of bows for Pinecrest starting in the late 1950’s until the mid 1960’s. This particular bow was built in 1963 by Bob Campbell. The accents on the riser are real honest-to-God Brazilian Rosewood.

How’s that? Rare enough for ya?? ;)
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Re: ONE of My Favorite Rare Bows

Postby Stykshooter » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:57 pm

Awesome bow. Thanks for the history lesson on the Wassatch lineof bows.
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Re: ONE of My Favorite Rare Bows

Postby BK in TEXAS » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:49 pm

That's pretty cool history. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: ONE of My Favorite Rare Bows

Postby Feral Donkey » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:19 am

That's pretty neat!
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Re: ONE of My Favorite Rare Bows

Postby Jett » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:21 am

That's rare enough for me; how's it shoot?
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Re: ONE of My Favorite Rare Bows

Postby AROMAKR » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:29 pm


I hope your bringing your collection to Sidney, NE. this weekend for the big Archery Antiquity Show in the Cabela's parking lot.
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Re: ONE of My Favorite Rare Bows

Postby petew » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:51 pm

Very nice indeed. :D

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