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I just a bought Bear Kodiak Hunter 60" 50# the other day. From some of the information I found online it was made between 1967-1972. My first Bear bow and I love it. It looks a little dull though. Was seeing what you guys do to bring the bow back to life! Also, the little notch in the front (I'll post some pics) is rusted. Wanted to know if it removes to cleaned and how to clean it? I don't want to yank it out and not be able to put it back in
 

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If you'll provide the serial # from the side of the bow we might be able to tell you exactly what year it is. The fitting in the photo appears to these old eyes to be the threaded stabilizer fitting and it looks like someone has put a plug in it. The plug may pop right out but I believe the grommet is integral.
 

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So it's actually two pieces? The rusted part which is the threaded stabilizer fitting and the black top is a plug?
 

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Yes. It came with the insert so you could screw your own stabilizer into it. I'm re-finishing one right now. Beautiful wood in those things! Yours is a 71 or 72.
 

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With that serial number and the recessed coin I'd figure '71......
 

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The glass is dark green! Can the stabilizer insert be removed to take the rust off? or Do I have to do it from where it is
 

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On anything where I want to bring back the sheen, without removing the finish, I use a product called Never Dull.

Much finer than even jeweller's rouge.
 
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