THIS BOW IS A 1966 BEAR KODIAK SPECIAL. The Kodiak Special model was offered from 1955 through 1967 and was intended as a tournament grade bow combining the ultimate in shooting ease, beauty, and durability.
By 1961 the Kodiak Special was touted as, without question, the world's finest target bow! Refined and improved it featured newly designed high-velocity limbs that made the Kodiak Special the fastest bow ever tested in the BEAR laboratory up until that time. THIS BOW HAS A SMALL GRIP.In 1966, a brand new, scientifically designed limb configuration maximized speed and stability of the Kodiak Special. Yet another new profile to the riser marks the Kodiak Special as a superior tournament bow.
The riser construction is of Brazilian rosewood with golden rosewood. It was available in three grip/handle sizes: small, standard, and large. The small size grip has a 4 1/2 circumference measured at the smallest part of the grip.
THIS BOW HAS A SMALL 4 1/2 GRIP. For what it's worth, I believe standard has a 4 3/4" circumference, and the large size was 5". THE SMALL GRIP THAT THIS BOW HAS IS IDEAL FOR ANYONE WITH SMALL HANDS OR WHO JUST HAPPENS TO PREFER The DEEPER CUT AND LESS BULKY GRIP. THE RISER OF THIS BOW IS BEAUTIFUL AND IN NEARLY PERFECT CONDITION.
THIS BOW IS 69 AND HAS A 38 POUND DRAW WEIGHT. Kodiak Specials were made in two lengths in 1966: 66 inches and 69 in inches. THIS BOW IS 69, WHICH MAKES IT AN EXCEEDINGLY SMOOTH SHOOTING BOW!
In 1966 all Kodiak Specials carried white glass and brown tips. THE TIPS OF THIS BOW ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.THE WHITE GLASS HAS A STRESS LINE IN BOTH THE UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS AND THERE IS ONE VERY SMALL BLEMISH IN THE GLASS OF THE UPPER LIMB. This model bow accepts BEAR premium bow sites an option that could be ordered at the time and old stock or used sites can still occasionally be found for sale. , or one could special order the bow without site routing or arrow plate. THIS BOW DOES NOT HAVE A SIGHT. IT IS ROUTED FOR A SITE AND DOES HAVE A PLATE THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. In 1966 the Kodiak Special could be ordered in draw weights from 25 to 50 pounds. THIS BOW IS DESIGNED FOR A RIGHT HANDED SHOOTER, meaning that the bow is held in the left hand and the string is pulled with the right hand. THIS BOW HAS A 38 POUND DRAW WEIGHT.
A 38 POUND DRAW WEIGHT CAN BE HANDLED BY MOST TEENAGERS AND ADULTS OF EITHER GENDER. THIS IS A HARD-HITTING TARGET BOW, AND FOR HUNTERS LOOKING TO STAY IN SHAPE, IT'S ALSO A PERFECT WEIGHT TO SHOOT TO STAY IN SHAPE DURING NON-HUNTING SEASON PERIODS. The brass coin topped it off.
THE COIN ON THIS BOW LOOKS GOOD! I do not have a lot of historical background information on this particular bow. I bought it used some time ago thinking that I would use it a whole lot more than what I have used it.
My only personal complaint about it is that I never quite got used to the small grip, as I have big hands and prefer the meatier feel of the standard grip on a BEAR hunting recurve. However, if you like a thinner grip, you might just LOVE this!
I found the 38# draw weight to be a real pleasure to practice with, as I normally hunt with a 55#. I believe this draw weight would be very suitable for almost any man, woman, or teen. This bow is 55 years old! I did my best to to show and point out the flaws (minor, though they are) as well as the beautiful features.
Feel free to ask questions. The item "1966 BEAR Kodiak Special, 69 Recurve, 38#, RH, NO HOLES, VERY NICE, NEW STRING" is in sale since Tuesday, July 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Archery\Bows\Recurve". The seller is "8krkelly8" and is located in Dauphin, Pennsylvania.
This item can be shipped to United States.