Finding replacement mohair

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elkslayer4x5
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Finding replacement mohair

Post by elkslayer4x5 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:38 pm

Hi. I got this pre AMO Darton Classic last week, really like the green glass and Shedula? and want to find some to replace and somewhat match this mohair or what ever it is. Look like it is original. Any ideas? Thanks.
Classic rest.jpg
No string yet, but its on its way. Cedar is working it's way up from Grants Pass. Here is the rest of my new old bow. :)
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1966-67 Darton "Classic" 58" 40# 1970 Ben Pearson "Cougar" 62" 43#
1972 Darton "Fury" 60" 48# 1974 Howatt "Hi-Speed" 58" 50#

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Re: Finding replacement mohair

Post by Hutch » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:44 am

Not sure about the rug, but she sure is a beauty. bet she's a shooter too!!


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Re: Finding replacement mohair

Post by elkslayer4x5 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:46 am

Found some at Lostnation, but it's brown. Know any chemical I can spill on it to make it green? :D
Yep, she's pretty, but her younger sister is pretty sexy!
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1966-67 Darton "Classic" 58" 40# 1970 Ben Pearson "Cougar" 62" 43#
1972 Darton "Fury" 60" 48# 1974 Howatt "Hi-Speed" 58" 50#

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Re: Finding replacement mohair

Post by White Falcon » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:20 am

You could use a green magic marker on a piece of leather and use on shelf.

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Re: Finding replacement mohair

Post by elkslayer4x5 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:31 pm

Here's another rest I really like a sort of hybrid, an elevated shelf. It's on my 1974 Howatt Hi-Speed, and after looking thru all the related catalogs from the vintage archery site, I found a very similar appearing rest on page 34 of the 1977 combined catalog, described as #48 Wisper Arrow Rest. Another site thought it may be a Saunders product. If so, not any longer. I'm making copies with self stick loop side Velcro(soft) and closed cell foam. Need a black magic marker to finish this one. Got string wrapped around it to Clamp it together while glue on bottom sticky piece dries. I think I'll use one of these instead of replacing the mohair. Lets me get rid of that ugly strike plate too! Any idea why they made 'em that high when it doesn't need be much higher than the shaft as can be seen on my un favorite strike plate? :D Also lets me move the arrow/rest contact point at the deepest part of the grip. Stuck one on My BP Cougar this morning and got a few shots off before getting too wet. :)
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1966-67 Darton "Classic" 58" 40# 1970 Ben Pearson "Cougar" 62" 43#
1972 Darton "Fury" 60" 48# 1974 Howatt "Hi-Speed" 58" 50#

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Re: Finding replacement mohair

Post by WinterHawk » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:33 pm

The bottom photo looks like it has a radiused shelf with the high point at the middle; I would move the rest and strike plate forward to that point. As long as the strike plate is high enough to protect the riser from the fletching it should be good enough. I tend to make mine taller and longer, just as a little more protection from needless abrasion. Not that I have done that many as they tend to last a long time. I also glue a thin strip of leather across the shelf, under the rest to raise it a touch in the middle so there is less contact of the arrow on the rest.

That Darton is a lovely bow, by the way!

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Re: Finding replacement mohair

Post by elkslayer4x5 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:46 am

WinterHawk wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:33 pm
The bottom photo looks like it has a radiused shelf with the high point at the middle; I would move the rest and strike plate forward to that point.
That Darton is a lovely bow, by the way! ~WH~
Actually the bow in the bottom photo (a BP Cougar) has a flat shelf, the radius you see is the "window beam" Ben Pearson used in several of his bows. The pic below is both side of the Cougar's sight window. I am currently experimenting with rest placement, the one in the photo is too far back, seems easier to tune with the rest directly above the deepest part of the grip. We'll see. In the pic below you can see the laminate lines of the window beam at top and bottom.
sight window.jpg
Thank you, I thought so as well. In 1974 the Classic looked like the 72 Fury except the micarta was at the back and the Bubinga was on the belly side, the opposite of my 72 Fury above (3rd post).
1966-67 Darton "Classic" 58" 40# 1970 Ben Pearson "Cougar" 62" 43#
1972 Darton "Fury" 60" 48# 1974 Howatt "Hi-Speed" 58" 50#

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