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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby oscar » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:18 am

Very nice Jim. Nice pointing and great shooting bows.
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby KODIAK » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:09 am

Very nice bow Jim. Have you decided on the refinish? It really does look pretty good.

How does it shoot?
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby jwillis » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:07 pm

I think you should refinish it and make it look brand new. Jim
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby Feral Donkey » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:31 am

You cat seems to like it too. :D Nice bow!
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby Steve Milbocker » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:10 pm

Deffinately make it like new. I really like the lines of that bow. She's a beaut Jim.
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby bjorn » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:24 pm

d_trapper1@yahoo.com will set you up with a sideplate feather rest and he might even get you the coin from Kurt. That is a good looking bow you have there.
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:40 pm

bjorn,

I got a nice coin from Kurt, and I can make the feather rest. I do need a strike plate. I was advised to send a PM to "Trap" over on TradRag about the contact info for a fellow named Bob York, who makes strike plates for the 59. He read, but never replied to my PM. Anyone else know how to contact Mr. York?
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby jwillis » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:33 am

I'm not sure how close this is, but 3Rivers has a "Bear-style" side plate for sale...
http://www.3riversarchery.com/Bow+Acces ... oduct.html

Those strike plates just look like embossed leather to me. You could probably cut one out of a piece of leather and make the grooves with a hammer and big masonry cold chisel.
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby KODIAK » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:54 am

I think Bowdoc makes good repro sideplates. I think I saw him do a build-along on Tradgang. You might want to contact him.
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Re: 59 Kodiak arrived--need a little help

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:06 pm

I just got a call from Bob York. I ordered a couple strike plates. I think I'm going to touch her up a little. I don't think I'm going to completely refinish it. Heck, I don't think it needs it. It'll make a good winter project. Looking forward to using it in the 3D's next summer and kill'n something with it in the fall.
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