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59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:01 am

Hey fella's,

It's in much better condition than I expected. I need to find a replica coin and side plate for it. Anyone know where I can get them?

Wondering... should I sand it down a bit and refinish it with that high gloss, or leave it alone?
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby BK in TEXAS » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:36 am

There's a guy on flea bay that makes them.....search "bear archery coin"
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby KODIAK » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:26 am

Jim, Kurtbel5 is the guy that makes the coins.

As far as the refinishing goes, it depends. If you're going to sell the bow in the not too distant future, I wouldn't touch it. It'll bring down the value every time unless Bowdoc does it. If you're going to keep the bow for awhile and don't mind the value going down some then I'd go ahead and do it. You got the bow for a good price so you would probably make money anyway.

How are the tips on it?

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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:36 am

I PM'd Kurtbel5 as per your advice earlier. He replied with a PM that he had deleted the text. I don't know what to make of that. What about the large leather side plate?
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby KODIAK » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:57 am

What about the large leather side plate?


The Footed Shaft carries leather sideplates that are similar, but not exact replicas. Is the original one completely shot? You'll need a copper coin replica btw.
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby kbel5 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:19 am

Hey JIm
Sorry not sure what happened to my post
I do make a Copper replacement coins $17 tyd
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby oscar » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:52 am

Hey Jim, don't forget pics. I sure like the '59 replica I have, shoots great. Hoping to get the '59 Holcomb Kodiak Speical in the mail today.
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:32 pm

Here's some pictures. It doesn't show well, but the I-Beam appears to be purple heart. I'll go out in the garage and whip up a string then add a picture of it strung too.

Kurt,

I'll be in touch, and we'll try it again.


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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby jwillis » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:44 pm

Congrats on the cool bow. I've never shot one but those early Kodiaks look light the cat's meow...lol. :) Jim
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:47 pm

The limbs are straight and true. She seems to be sound in every respect. I've GOT to kill something with this thing. :mrgreen:


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