Obviously, we have a great appreciation for the sentimental value of a Wing bow. Bob’s personal collection is proudly displayed in the lobby of our Jacksonville facility. However, determining a build date for any given Wing model typically requires a “best guest”. The records for those bows have long since vanished, and the numbering system changed several times during Wing Archery’s duration. Occasionally, the serial number will suggest a “reverse” month and year that the bow was built. But more often, the numbers were randomized and lend very little information as to the born-on date of the bow.
This is another vague area. As with any “collectible”, a Wing bow is worth precisely the amount of money a buyer will pay and a seller will accept. Obviously, cosmetics and shootability factor into the amount, but we rarely offer an opinion. While there are a few models that are considered “rare”, the majority of the Wing collectibles we see today are still available in great volume.
That is correct. Bob introduced the first detachable limb bow in 1961 with the Presentation II model, an overnight success, and a forerunner to the takedown bows on the market today.
Typically, a drop down of 15 to 25 percent poundage will be comfortable.
Yes, we do offer refinishing. Call us to discuss options and to let us know when you will be shipping your bow.
We do not offer refinishing of the old Wing Archery bows. Oftentimes, these bows feature logos and other silkscreens that cannot be preserved during the refinish process, and we feel those add greatly to the sentimental and “vintage” value of the Wing bows. Additionally, we cannot assume liability for these irreplaceable collectibles.
Yes. You would need to ship the sight to us so that we can install inserts on your bow. We would also have to add a release loop to the string.
Absolutely. People have traveled long distances to meet the gang and shoot our bows. One family flew in from England, and another couple drove nonstop from New York State! So yes, we’d love to see you. We do ask that you give us a headsup before you start your trip so we can make sure we’re here to greet you and can set aside ample time for your visit.
We welcome all visitors to peruse our Lobby and the Wing collectibles and stock bows therein, but we must limit your visit to the “front end” of our shop. Our production area is limited to Bob Lee staff only, mostly due to safety concerns (and stern directives from our insurance agent).
We don’t have “officially” offer archery lessons, but we gladly offer tips and short lessons for our customers just getting into archery. Even if you are a seasoned Bob Lee shooter, we’re happy to “troubleshoot” any issues you may be having by observing you at the practice butts here at our Shop.