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First off, sorry if this is in the wrong place. Its not about hunting, but this is the only bow area on the site.

My father just gave me an old bow he's had since the late 60's/early 70's. It's a Stemmler Monarch. I've tried searching the internet, but I can't seem to find much info about it. It is in good condition and does not seem to be warped.

I was hoping someone could answer a few questions I have about the bow:
1) What are the markings in the picture shown below? Better picture here
2) Is this bow still usable? It's at least 35 years old, but I don't see any cracks or wear marks.
3) Where can I get this bow strung?
4) Where can I shoot this bow for practice? I have a fairly small yard, and I don't feel like fixing an arrow size hole in my siding/fence when I miss.
 

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First off, sorry if this is in the wrong place. Its not about hunting, but this is the only bow area on the site.

My father just gave me an old bow he's had since the late 60's/early 70's. It's a Stemmler Monarch. I've tried searching the internet, but I can't seem to find much info about it. It is in good condition and does not seem to be warped.

I was hoping someone could answer a few questions I have about the bow:
1) What are the markings in the picture shown below? Better picture here
2) Is this bow still usable? It's at least 35 years old, but I don't see any cracks or wear marks.
3) Where can I get this bow strung?
4) Where can I shoot this bow for practice? I have a fairly small yard, and I don't feel like fixing an arrow size hole in my siding/fence when I miss.
 

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take it to Smith Point Archary in patchauge on main street just west of 112 right behind the carvel store and see Dave tehy open around 2 pm till around 10 pm
papabear
 

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take it to Smith Point Archary in patchauge on main street just west of 112 right behind the carvel store and see Dave tehy open around 2 pm till around 10 pm
papabear
 

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4) Where can I shoot this bow for practice? I have a fairly small yard, and I don't feel like fixing an arrow size hole in my siding/fence when I miss.
just be careful, discharging a bow withing 500 feet of a dwelling is pretty much the same as discharging a firearm in the eyes of the law from what I understand.

There are a few places you can go Papabear named one. C&B Archery a few others. too.
 

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jetfan1616 said:
4) Where can I shoot this bow for practice? I have a fairly small yard, and I don't feel like fixing an arrow size hole in my siding/fence when I miss.
just be careful, discharging a bow withing 500 feet of a dwelling is pretty much the same as discharging a firearm in the eyes of the law from what I understand.

There are a few places you can go Papabear named one. C&B Archery a few others. too.
 

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Stemler.. from what I was told, they were a long island archery company. I've seen their early compounds show up in craigslist from time to time..
Beautiful wood on the examples Ive seen.. I have 2 40+ year old recurves that still let the arrows fly just fine.. As long as your bow doesn't have any signs of damage or delamination, should be safe to shoot. Dave at Smith point can hook you up with a string, string wax, arrows and can show you how to use your legs to string it.. Google 'Instinctive Archery Shooting' or 'Gap Shooting' for some info on getting on target..
 

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Stemler.. from what I was told, they were a long island archery company. I've seen their early compounds show up in craigslist from time to time..
Beautiful wood on the examples Ive seen.. I have 2 40+ year old recurves that still let the arrows fly just fine.. As long as your bow doesn't have any signs of damage or delamination, should be safe to shoot. Dave at Smith point can hook you up with a string, string wax, arrows and can show you how to use your legs to string it.. Google 'Instinctive Archery Shooting' or 'Gap Shooting' for some info on getting on target..
 

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They were made in Manorville years ago. Buy a bow stringer to get the string on. They are cheap and very easy to use. Dont use the leg method as you can damage a limb. And Smith Point archery in Patchogue will get you going. Dave is great with bows.
 

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They were made in Manorville years ago. Buy a bow stringer to get the string on. They are cheap and very easy to use. Dont use the leg method as you can damage a limb. And Smith Point archery in Patchogue will get you going. Dave is great with bows.
 

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AMO 64 is the String length (NOT actually 64")

the "2430-0276" Arrow size/weight? (not sure on the weight thing, but 2430 is arrow size I believe.

and "30#" would be draw weight.

Yep, like Papabear and Perimedik said, hit one of those shops, you'll get great help!
 

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AMO 64 is the String length (NOT actually 64")

the "2430-0276" Arrow size/weight? (not sure on the weight thing, but 2430 is arrow size I believe.

and "30#" would be draw weight.

Yep, like Papabear and Perimedik said, hit one of those shops, you'll get great help!
 

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perimedik said:
just be careful, discharging a bow withing 500 feet of a dwelling is pretty much the same as discharging a firearm in the eyes of the law from what I understand.

There are a few places you can go Papabear named one. C&B Archery a few others. too.
Yea... poor attempt at a joke :p
 

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perimedik said:
just be careful, discharging a bow withing 500 feet of a dwelling is pretty much the same as discharging a firearm in the eyes of the law from what I understand.

There are a few places you can go Papabear named one. C&B Archery a few others. too.
Yea... poor attempt at a joke :p
 

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Thanks for all the info guys.  Looks like I'll head over to Smith Point Archery when I get the chance.
 

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Thanks for all the info guys.  Looks like I'll head over to Smith Point Archery when I get the chance.
 
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