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jaz5833

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An addition to my "San Diego" collection of bows, the Squire, made by Gordon Plastics Inc., circa 1960 was the last bow in a line-up dubbed, "The Royal Line". It sold for $19.95, was 60" long, and could be had between 15# and 40#. 


Label.jpg  Full side A.jpg  Weight marks.jpg 
Here's a period brochure description of the Squire



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But there's a problem, this bow is not 60" long, it's 48" long. The only other model made by GPI this short, was a model called the Junior 48". They made two versions, a 48" and a 42". This one measures 48", is a left hand model, and 20#. 


Brochure 13.jpg 


Handle size.jpgThe shelf is radius in both directions and would require a stick-on type rest to accept an arrow. At almost double the cost, of the least expensive adult bow, I doubt there were too many of these made; and even fewer in left hand.


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I'm not sure why the "Junior" model would be sporting a "Squire" label, but this is unmistakably a Gordon Plastics bow. The construction, placement of the weight markings, label, and tips, are all very recognizable as being a Gordon.   

So, the search continues for a marked version of the Junior and the Squire.


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That's a neat little bow. 
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