Anyone here enjoy shooting, searching with or gathering the 60’s Ben Pearson recurve bows? We saw one in about perfect condition on the week-end at a tiny nondescript junk store right right right here in Portland..50..about 56″ for 50.00.. nearly purchased myself but simply have no need for another bow. ) Jim
A Ben is had by me Pearson Colt 62″ – 50@28. A new comer to me shot it several times. It offers a handle that is different then some other bow We have.
Pete, My memory fails me personally with this a person’s name..maybe GAMESTER? Red glass regarding the straight back..no tip overlays..no string but right without having any blemishes.All it takes is a little of cleaning-wax and a string that is new.
It had been shorter..56-58″ I think..Not a Colt or some of the 70’s Pearson rcurve names We readily recognized.Jim
We additionally have Ben Pearson “Colt 62″ 56 & 28” however it is fat for me personally to shoot now. 10-12 years back it absolutely was a story that is different. We dropped 9 and from now on I am able to shoot like We accustomed 10-12 years back.
I have got several, my personal favorite is a LH Equalizer 48″AMO (about 42″ strung) 50 @ 28″. i’ve a signature 2pc TD, do not take care of the grip/shelf about it. I actually do like shooting all of the Pearsons.
Simply arrived in from shooting my Ben Pearson Mustang and saw this thread. I got myself it brand new in 1963. The serial is 16-633 so i suppose it really is a 1963 model. It’s 64″ and it is 46 @ 28. It is pulled by me 29. It really is a shooting that is great and sets them for which you are searching.
The 1963 Mustang had glass that is red Sailor, and had catalog quantity 975 upon it.
return back and purchase it u can offer it during the next occasion u get to maby purchase fuel these are typically great bows I prefer them well
First 12 months when it comes to Gamester had been 1970, and it also had been a 56″ bow. In 1973 it decided to go to a 54″ bow. It absolutely was detailed to own Ebony Pearsonite Glass, but I do not have the 71 or 72 information, therefore it might have had glass that is red those types of years.
Well, I took place and visited the old other whom gets the junk shop this AM..I HATE IT WHEN the MEMORY DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY. )
The bow is Ben Pearson ‘GAMESTER’..and beneath that 7388
Ebony cup straight right back & face.Maple lams.
3 piece bubinga riser with maple accents between.
Suggestion overlays are bubinga..
marked BW-8501 56″ X50@28″. I do believe it and it is dead-nuts straight..Jim that it is from about 1970 or thereabouts.. Took several bowstrings along and braced
Just cleaned up a Ben Pearson Rouge, fresh camo work, and an innovative new Bear seven arrow quiver. Retro arrows on top of that. 45@28
George..You are proper in regards to the black colored fiberglas that are pearsonite. ) Anyhow..I paid 35.00 because of it therefore currently have another bow that might help an archer that is new started.. Shucks a other can barely give a 35.00 recurve in fine condition. )
Simply have to make a sequence because of it and wax it and redo the arrow plate-shelf a tad.Jim
From a vintage website detailing the Ben Pearson bows:
Gamester, 1970, No. 7388, 56 ins, Recurve pistol hold
Contrasting laminated hardwoods
Black Pearsonite cup
7 1/2 to 6 1/2 inches brace height
4 1/2 inches sight window
brown timber with two slim white strips thru handle
$ 53 Obviously NOT catalogued by anybody who knows much about forests.. “brown wood with two slim white strips thru handle. )Jim
George. Looked over my bow once again it offers 16-633 and 45X – 28″ regarding the part for the riser as well as on the stomach it’s Ben Pearson Mustang because of the logo design and 716-64″. Brown cup in the straight back and white in the stomach.
I’ve a 62″ 50 Colt, and simply got two weeks ago, a Hunter, 58″ and 55. additionally, i obtained my grandson a Bronco, 48″ and 24. It appears like I shoot these much better than other people I have.
Oh, i’ve a 60″ 40 Pony also. I do not shoot this frequently; in reality it’s loaned away right now.
I experienced a 45er and extremely liked it. Want i really could stumble upon a 50. $50.00? I would purchase it.
Well..for those of you that don’t read well. USED TO DO purchase the old Pearson 1970 one thing ‘Gamester’ for $35.00.
Appears just like a number of the bows i purchased brand brand brand new when you look at the belated 60’s for twice that plus shipping.Reminds me personally regarding the Brownng anbd Bear reduced bows f that period.