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'64 Kodiak. At these prices I may be selling out.

Postby KODIAK » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:31 am

Ebay item 300291926965. If someone could put the link for the completed auction in for me I'd appreciate it. I'm having a tough time of it. :? :P

Anyway, a '64 Kodiak just went for $893. The bow was a 50#er.

I've got two VERY clean '64s, 55# and 52# respectively.. I love those bows but at these prices they may be going onto Ebay pronto.
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Re: '64 Kodiak. At these prices I may be selling out.

Postby Bill Grenoble » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:38 pm

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Re: '64 Kodiak. At these prices I may be selling out.

Postby Steve Milbocker » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:04 pm

What makes this Bear so rare?
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Re: '64 Kodiak. At these prices I may be selling out.

Postby KODIAK » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:41 pm

They're not overly rare, although heavier weight models are fairly scarce. It's just crazy, first the '65s started bringing unbelievable prices a few months ago, now it seems to have switched to the '64s. The 64 is the much better bow imo, but I paid just $360 for one off ebay and traded a Grizzly + $150 with Lamont at the Footed Shaft for the other. That was just a few years ago. Those bows should bring about $400 normally but I'm thinking I could get $1000 apiece on Ebay right now. I just might sell 'em. :shock:

The market is just nuts right now, no other way to say it.

Thanks Bill. ;)
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Re: '64 Kodiak. At these prices I may be selling out.

Postby George D. Stout » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:35 pm

Well mostly we are to blame. Start watching what is said about bows on all the forums. The 64's had a good ride on the forums for awhile and the talk was how much they performed as opposed to other Kodiaks. Wasn't long till they started bringing in the bids. It's not just coincidence. Same thing that happened to the 59's and drove the prices up. Just watch how it goes everytime a bow is touted as being the best of anything, especially the older models. It's happened to the Herter's as well....a couple years ago you couldn't get anything for them, now they bring pretty high prices too. It's us, gentlemen....it's us.
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Re: '64 Kodiak. At these prices I may be selling out.

Postby Jett » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:59 pm

Yeah, I got a pretty nice 50#er that I got for around the same price. Man, it's tempting,
but the 64's do live up to the hype! The only modern bow I got that beats it in performance is a Wallace Mentor! They were really about the plainest of the vintage Kodiaks in looks, but it's design really trumps them all. 1964 seems to be the year the Bear company reached its zenith. Not that other years were in decline or "bad"; it's just that year many stand out models were consistently produced. Every make & model of the '64 line seems to be superior. I haven't shot them all, but I've yet to try one that fails to impresss. Everything just seemed to be right. I'd say the '64 Kodiak is the 55/56 Chevy Bel Air of bows. And the 59/60 Kodiaks are the equivalent of '57 Chevy.
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Re: '64 Kodiak. At these prices I may be selling out.

Postby Jett » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:03 pm

And George is right too! When I got my '64 I really was expecting it to be know better than a '65; but it was/is. And the '65 is no slouch.
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