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Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby tgreeno » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:08 pm

This was my first bow. I believe it's a Browning Wasp. It's #50 & 56". It's been painted camo. I used it my first couple of years bowhunting and it's been collecting dust ever since. I'm not too sure about the value? It has a few small screw holes in it, other than that it seems in good shape. I also have a string. Would anyone be interested in a bow like this? I'd like to find it a good home. I may strip the paint off to better see the bow.

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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby muddy » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Spray painted and unfilled holes will really lower the value. If the string is old (over 2 or 3 years) it'll need replaced more than likely which adds more cost to making it functional. In its current shape you're looking at $50- $75 in my humble opinion. At least thats all I'd spend on it in current condition.

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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby tgreeno » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:41 am

I started stripping it last night. I think I'm going to try to restore it. The limbs look great after a coat of wax. If nothing else, to hang in my rec room.
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Unread postby muddy » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:44 am

Once you restore it you'll be able to get more out of it. Take your time, less is more when refinishing a bow.

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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby Tufrthnails » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:02 am

I'm planning to do the same with an pretty old Hoyt I got from my brother way way back in the day. Been watching some youtube vids. You should do a project progress thread. I've never refurbed a bow so this is going to be interesting.
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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:50 am

So is it a project or are you still thinking of selling.

I have been keeping an eye out for an old stick and string and just haven't connected yet.
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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby tgreeno » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:56 am

Uncle Lou wrote:So is it a project or are you still thinking of selling.

I have been keeping an eye out for an old stick and string and just haven't connected yet.


I guess I would sell it. If not it will most likely become a project.
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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby tgreeno » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:19 am

Well here it is with the camo removed. You can see the few holes some idiot (me when I was 13) put in trying to mount a sight. I'm gonna fill the holes to try to make it look a little nicer.
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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby Hawthorne » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:22 am

That looks really good! Maybe muddy will buy it

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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby tgreeno » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:52 am

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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby tgreeno » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:11 am

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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby muddy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:01 am

Do you have a price in mind?
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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby tgreeno » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:07 am

muddy wrote:Do you have a price in mind?


$75 + shipping. I'm not really sure how much it would cost to ship? And the best way to ship it?
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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby muddy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:16 am

I'll pass for now, but that's a fair price. Shipping that guy will be about $18

I take 2 compound boxes amd cut them in half, then slide the halves together to make a solid box.

Bow looks pretty good, but the holes take away my interest. If you really wanted to take on a project till the holes and sand it down and then give it some new poly coats.
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Re: Browning Wasp #50 (4T8961)

Unread postby tgreeno » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:36 am

Thanks Muddy!

That sounds like a good post-season winter project. I'm just nervous about sanding and wrecking it.
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