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My dad bought an AMERICAN ARCHERY Aluminum Recurve Bow at a second hand store for 40 dollars, it came in the original case, and a few old wooden arrows we have asked around a few local shops and no body has any info about it. Anyone have any idea what we have?

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

something cool to play with or hang on to...go to a bow shop or PBS antique road show when it comes thru!

sounds cool though, I let you add it to my stuff in my man room!

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from Drew Steven Knoop wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

sure since we don't know exactly how much it is worth we will settle for 1,000.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

All I could find quickly.

A Hunt For The History

Q: I have an aluminum recurve bow manufactured by Grimes Bow Company of Pontiac, Michigan, in 1953. Can you tell me anything about the bow's quality or value?
-Bruce Lutkins, Prescott, Arizona

A: I checked with Joe St. Charles, noted archery historian and the curator of the Pope and Young/ St. Charles Museum about your bow. According to Joe, the Grimes bows shot well and were popular with a number of archers. Unfortunately, the aluminum limbs became brittle with use and some bows broke and caused injuries. Grimes ceased production of the all-aluminum bows in the late 1950s. "It's not a good idea to shoot these bows with aluminum limbs," Joe cautions. "But these old bows make a good wall hanging and interesting conversation piece. A Grimes bow in good condition would sell today for $50 to $100." I hope this helps you.
-M. R. James

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

something cool to play with or hang on to...go to a bow shop or PBS antique road show when it comes thru!

sounds cool though, I let you add it to my stuff in my man room!

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from Drew Steven Knoop wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

sure since we don't know exactly how much it is worth we will settle for 1,000.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

All I could find quickly.

A Hunt For The History

Q: I have an aluminum recurve bow manufactured by Grimes Bow Company of Pontiac, Michigan, in 1953. Can you tell me anything about the bow's quality or value?
-Bruce Lutkins, Prescott, Arizona

A: I checked with Joe St. Charles, noted archery historian and the curator of the Pope and Young/ St. Charles Museum about your bow. According to Joe, the Grimes bows shot well and were popular with a number of archers. Unfortunately, the aluminum limbs became brittle with use and some bows broke and caused injuries. Grimes ceased production of the all-aluminum bows in the late 1950s. "It's not a good idea to shoot these bows with aluminum limbs," Joe cautions. "But these old bows make a good wall hanging and interesting conversation piece. A Grimes bow in good condition would sell today for $50 to $100." I hope this helps you.
-M. R. James

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