Is there any way to determine how old my Bullseye is?

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By Copie D

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  1. I have a Bullseye I grabbed off EBay for $40. The stamping on the bottom says:

    STD - 6-S - Designed by John Reuter, Jr. - Acushnet - Made in USA

    It also has the Bullseye putter shape etched in with the Bullseye logo near the toe.

    The grip is a leather wrapped paddle grip with a Bullseye head and a ball on the end cap.

    Does anyone know how old it is?

  2. Tony C

    Tony C
    Warren, RI

    Please upload a picture of the putter. A picture is worth a great answer.
  3. Pics of the bottom stamping, the leather grip and the logo on the end cap.
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  4. Anybody know why the photos are posted upside down? No idea how to do that if I wanted to.
  5. larry m

    larry m
    columbiana, OH

    I'm thinking late 70s
  6. pulplvr

    Spring, TX

    I purchased a Bullseye, STD-5-S, with those stamping in 1968 or early 1969. You have what to me appears to be the original grip, as well.
  7. Joseph M

    Joseph M
    Saint John, New Brunswick

    Acushnet/Titleist bought the John Reuters company in 1962- not sure if Titleist was still producing these putters late seventies but I believe your putter was produced then at the latest. I had another model early seventies with the same grip and grip cap and hade a fluted shaft. Here is some other information on the various models produced:

    Original Models:

    STD (Standard) - Medium weight with rounded toe and top.

    OS (Old Standard) - Medium weight with square toe and top blade. Sight line

    O-Set (Offset) - Medium weight with square toe and top blade. Sight line

    OR (Original) - Medium weight, rounded toe, flat top. For right or left handers.

    LB (Light Blade) - Like Old Standard but lighter, narrower

    HB (Heavy Blade) - Like Old Standard but with heavier, wider blade

    LAF (LaFemme) - Light weight for the woman golfer. Rounded toe, top and flange.

    JR (Junior) - Standard blade. 30" shaft. Scaled-down grip dimensions

    FL (Flange) - Medium weight, slightly offset. Single sweet spot sight line

    LHFL (Left Handed Flange) - Medium weight, slightly offset. Single sweet spot sight line

    HSF (Heel Shafted Flange) - Medium-heavy weight. Offset hosel. Sweet spot slot for improved feel and alignment.

    HSF-II - Heel Shafted Flange II Like the Heel Shafted Flange but without the Offset

    WFL (Wide Flange) - Heavy, wide flange for low concentration of weight. Sweet spot slot. Ideal for large or slower greens.

    WFLO (Wide Flange Offset) - Same as Wide Flange but offset

    ML - Mallet
    MLO - Mallet Offset
    MLI - Mallet I

    Length: Grip:
    4 - 34" P- Paddle
    5 - 35" S- Standard
    6 - 36" C- Cord
    "LaFemme" - 34"

    M - Medium
    U - Upright
    F - Flat
  8. Deno

    Hawthorne, NJ

    Is the shaft fluted? Great putter btw. Still have mine from the 60's.
  9. It is indeed. When I first bought it I assumed it was an early-to-mid-seventies model, but now I’m thinking it could be a decade older than that.
  10. Joseph M

    Joseph M
    Saint John, New Brunswick

    Taking all above into consideration 1962 - early seventies looks right

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