Is there a way to fix this bow?

January 30, 2010 by Bowhunter  
Filed under Recurve Bows

I'm not here. asked:

(Going from info on the bow) I just found an old "Ben Pearson Puma" recurve bow. 62" long. I think it says it has a 45-lb draw at 28".

At the very end and on the very edge of the lower limb there is a 2-3" long crack that goes all the way through the limb.

The bow has no string, but I'd gladly get one if that crack could be fixed. Does anyone know a way to do this?

Thank you.
Just for the additional info, archerdude is 100% right. The crack starts right where the nock widens out.

Camping Gear

Alright, I've got a seneca outdoor compound bow: model-145c, weight 30-45 lbs, draw length 24-28, and string l?

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5 Responses to “Is there a way to fix this bow?”
  1. Video Games

    looks like you need a new could probably fix but do you want to take a chance on it shattering when you fire it

  2. Archery says:

    Mens Gold Bracelets

    The bow might — I say MIGHT — be repairable, but I doubt it. If what you say is correct, it seems the bow is cracked at the lower nock, with the crack extending up the side of the limb… There is a very real danger of the bow blowing up in your hand as you draw back the string — if the crack even allows you to get that far.

    Personally, I wouldn’t even try to put a string on it.

    Hey, be glad that you have the bow. It just may be a collector’s item just the way it is. (In 1964 the bow cost approx $30 USD…)

  3. Camping Gear says:

    Mens Gold Bracelets

    Contact an Archery Pro-Shop about repairing it.*

  4. Bowhunting says:

    Sporting Goods

    I don’t think you can fix it even with the myriad of waterproof, shock resistant epoxies out there. You can ask the manufacturer and make sure but sorry to say I don’t think it’s possible.

  5. Droop says:

    I have a Ben Pearson Cougar 7050 and the wood on the limb is starting to peel back. I have epoxied it back down and was wondering what would happen if i were to wrap both limbs in rawhide? I think this would strengthen the limbs and increase the the pull, but I don’t have a clue, but that’s exactly why I was asking. I don’t want to buy another bow just wanting to fix this one for a project, what other options do I have if the leather doesn’t work?

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