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  • Sam Wise
    I recently got a bow at an antique store that has some markings on the back. The markings are: AO (possibly 0?) 68 35 28 H 10 1 The mark beside the 28 is
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 8, 2011
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      I recently got a bow at an antique store that has some markings on the
      back. The markings are:

      AO (possibly 0?)
      68
      35
      28'
      H

      10
      1

      The mark beside the 28 is about 3/4 the height of the 28 and super-scripted.

      Does anyone have any clue what they might mean?
      The 68 is, most likely, the overall length of the bow.
      The rest of the numbers I don't know.
      Samuel
    • Bill Tait
      AMO 68 (length of the bow, per Archery Manufacturers Organization) 35# @ 28 draw length H - unsure. Other markings are often serial or model numbers. William
      Message 2 of 6 , Aug 8, 2011
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        AMO 68" (length of the bow, per Archery Manufacturers Organization)
        35# @ 28" draw length
        H - unsure.

        Other markings are often serial or model numbers.

        William

        On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 10:43 AM, Sam Wise <sam-wise1@...> wrote:
         


        I recently got a bow at an antique store that has some markings on the
        back. The markings are:

        AO (possibly 0?)
        68
        35
        28'
        H

        10
        1

        The mark beside the 28 is about 3/4 the height of the 28 and super-scripted.

        Does anyone have any clue what they might mean?
        The 68 is, most likely, the overall length of the bow.
        The rest of the numbers I don't know.
        Samuel


      • Sam Wise
        Thank you. Samuel
        Message 3 of 6 , Aug 8, 2011
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          Thank you.
          Samuel


          On 8/8/11 2:34 PM, Bill Tait wrote:
          >
          >
          > AMO 68" (length of the bow, per Archery Manufacturers Organization)
          > 35# @ 28" draw length
          > H - unsure.
          >
          > Other markings are often serial or model numbers.
          >
          > William
          >
          > On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 10:43 AM, Sam Wise <sam-wise1@...
          > <mailto:sam-wise1@...>> wrote:
          >
          > __
          >
          >
          > I recently got a bow at an antique store that has some markings on the
          > back. The markings are:
          >
          > AO (possibly 0?)
          > 68
          > 35
          > 28'
          > H
          >
          > 10
          > 1
          >
          > The mark beside the 28 is about 3/4 the height of the 28 and
          > super-scripted.
          >
          > Does anyone have any clue what they might mean?
          > The 68 is, most likely, the overall length of the bow.
          > The rest of the numbers I don't know.
          > Samuel
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
        • alchem@en.com
          I considered making one.  The plan was to make a take down longbow with two different handles and strings, one set for arrows and one for pellets.  I even
          Message 4 of 6 , Aug 14, 2011
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            I considered making one.  The plan was to make a take down longbow with two different handles and strings, one set for arrows and one for pellets.  I even considered a removable rest for the stone bow to allow it to shoot arrows.  Then I got busy making blowguns.  In Europe during the Middle Ages blowguns were used to shoot pellets in addition to darts like large caliber pea shoorters.  
            >
            Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
            >
            >
            > The stone crossbow a common bow, and you can read a blurb about it here:
            > http://www.thebeckoning.com/medieval/stonebow/about-sbow.html
            >

            > Nice images of a period stone crossbow are here:
            >
            http://www.adrax.com/watsons/stonebow.htm
            >
            > In the Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene 5, Shakespeare even mentions one as an
            > appropriate tool for putting out someone's eye.
            >
            > I've seen references to hand-stonebows, and seen a copy of your
            > illumination tidbit before. I know of no one modern who makes one, nor
            > has attempted to make one, and I suspect they would be very hazardous to
            > shoot.
            >
            > Generally they were used to hunt birds, and it is believed that the
            > preferred ammunition was clay balls, rather than stones, for accuracy
            > purposes.
            >
            > Logan
            >
            > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Dearg Ailfredsson
            > <thefenixhuntsman@...> wrote:
            >>
            >> The bow shown is a 'Center Shot Stone Bow' from a painting dated about
            >> 1440 AD.
            >>
            >> It
            >> is interesting to note the split bowstring shown, as this type of
            >> bowstring/cable set-up has recently been used on the modern Compound
            >> Bows to do away with using the usual cable guard set-up.Does anyone have
            >> anymore info on this bow?
            >> This is all I could find.
            >>
            >>
            >>  
            >>
            >> Dearg.
            >>
            >>------>
            >>
            >>
            >> Lord
            Úlfr Rauðskeggr (Dearg) AOA CSO
            >> (Yule-fur Rowth-skegg-er) "Wolf Red beard"
            >> 11th century Gall Gaidhel [gall guy-yell]
            >> a.k.a. "Irish Northman"
            >> Leather Craftsman, Archer, Huntsman and Target Archery M.I.T.
            >> The Barony of Fenix
            >> Paid SCA member since 2003
            >>
            >>
            >> When you stop challenging yourself, that's as good as you'll ever be.
            >>
            >
            >
            >
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