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    Post by jeep on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:05 am

    Last week I find a little slur bow without the bow (less then 20 buck!). All the metal parts are OK but the stock is broken and front part is missing.The way that the bow was fixed to the stock is unusual is the firs time I see such way. I just can figure the bow shape , it probably  got two part and I don't think it was very powerful. If any body have photo, info or drawing is welcom.
    I intend to built a new one using the old parts. I still don't know wich bow I will ad.Here sone pictures, first a very unusual trigger set.

    General view with the rope slot.


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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:11 am

    The trigger system : Only two part, the "nut" is attached on a spring leaf an the trigger push it down, realoding with the rope.




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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:15 am

    This is the so called "clamp" to fix the bow.




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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:17 am


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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:23 am

    The barrel up and down




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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:33 am

    All the brass part: The side plate are stamped "LEBON a PARIS" I think it is probably been build between the end of the 19° and the years 1930 ?


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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:34 am

    The broken stock


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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:42 am

    The first rough out shaping of the future stock.
     The total length with the barrel is 105cm, the barrel is 67cm, the slot is 22cm , the gauge about 11mm. 


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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:08 am

    Is this subject not a bit misguided in the "new member introduction"? probably more convenient in "classic crossbow"
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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by kenh on Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:47 am

    Yep.  IMHO it should be under Classic Crossbows, not New Member intros.
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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by Gnome on Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:14 pm

    Yup, that's a classic crossbow if I ever saw one. Classically awesome.
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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:55 am

    I almost succeed in rebuilding it, but "hell is in the details" when I try to shoot , nothing happen .. In fact after checking I find that the spring supporting the trigger bent down ! It mean : The bow is to powerful  . So I have to reinforce all the system including the stock....



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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:57 am

    some pictures of the new one before trigger failing


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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:59 am

    Grooving detail a hail lot of work!!!


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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:03 am

    I build a lever  inspired by Belgium 19century target crossbow.

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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by ZigiMan on Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:57 am

    Nice work on reconstructing the crossbow!
    Also fine work on the lever. More pictures of the lever will be nice.
    Pictures of how the clamps holds the prod will be great too.

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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:58 am

    There is no clamps, but two wood wedges in a square slot. Very simple but very efficient. For the lever, it it a refiting of a old one, so it is not finished yet. The stronger trigger work fine, now I re-enforce the stock  the pistol grip was a little weak . Aftet a lot of shaping and paper sending to do. Pictures later.

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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:03 pm

    Cuting gluing, with pegs, 2 planks 1cm tick, each side to re enforce but-stock and handle (all the stock cherry wood). I also add a front part to the stock it would be, I think, more harmonious . Next step: shaping the all stuff with sanding machine... Very dusty day ahead !!!


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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:10 pm

    good work so far, keep the pictures of your progress coming!

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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by chaz on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:01 pm

    Wonderful Project !

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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by chaz on Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:20 am

    Jeep,
     could you give details of the trigger mechanism? And I supose the " barrel "could be made of just regular pipe? And will the string have some sort of pocket for the "ball" ?Your project is just very interesting !

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    Re: little slurbow

    Post by jeep on Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:30 pm

    Chaz, look page one of this topic, you have detailed pictures of the trigger.
    Yes you can certainly use any tube fitting with the projectile you intend to shoot, but machining the rope slot and the trigger space is certainly tricky .
     This is not a pellet crossbow but a slurbow (barrelled crossbow) then only a rope fitting with the rope slot is needed.
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