Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Fast loading crossbow
by septua Today at 9:22 am

» lashing a glass prod in raw hide?
by kenh Yesterday at 7:00 am

» Balestra Veloce / Leonardo DaVinci
by msalazar2310 Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am

» Goats Foot Lever
by Geezer Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm

» Hickory and Ipe 180lb flatbow
by actionbow Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm

» goat foot questions.
by Geezer Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:26 am

» My latest crossbow
by actionbow Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:10 am

» Prod questions....
by Geezer Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:58 pm

» convert compound cross bow to ball shooter
by kenh Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:34 am

» Skane Lockbow replica (and making of)
by actionbow Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am

» horn inlay and veneer
by Geezer Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:21 am

» String traps bolt to tiller when loosed
by Geezer Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 am

» How close to original would you go
by jamesjohnson Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:36 am

» Crossbow bullet bolt's
by Geezer Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:27 pm

» Moving the nut lugs forward.
by Dark Factor Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm

» Bridle length and waxing?
by Geezer Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm

» Draw length VS. prod length on wood prods
by Dark Factor Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:32 am

» Typical dimensions of late Gothic composite bows
by Dark Factor Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 am

» Medieval stirrup crossbow
by Dark Factor Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am

» Reciprocating Saw?
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 am

» Help Needed with Bullet Crossbow Prod
by Crossbowmen Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:43 pm

» Leaving the prod strung?
by JacobL Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:37 pm

» Crossbow for a 8 year old kid
by Daniel Levesque Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:11 pm

» Chinese carpenter make bed crossbow, earlest repeating crossbow and chu-ko-nu
by c sitas Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm

» Linen or Hemp String
by kenh Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:47 am


    Arrived almost by "accident"

    Share

    Arminius
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 13
    Join date : 2013-12-15

    Arrived almost by "accident"

    Post by Arminius on Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:42 am

    Hi there,

    I just recently discovered your forum while searching informations for two crossbow builds I am trying to do. I have limited experience building a miniature prototype for the first build and am trying to start designing using Autodesk Inventor.

    The main topic I am interested in crossbows are the repeating crossbows. Any specific section for that?  Wink
    avatar
    kenh
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 763
    Join date : 2012-08-03
    Age : 69
    Location : Living Aboard a Sailboat in Fort Myers, FL

    Re: Arrived almost by "accident"

    Post by kenh on Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:32 pm

    Welcome.  No special section for repeaters.  There are a number of posts that you should search out, two Chinese repeaters, and a pump-action repeater from the 1960s in America.

    "repeating" is a good starting search word...

    Arminius
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 13
    Join date : 2013-12-15

    Re: Arrived almost by "accident"

    Post by Arminius on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:28 am

    Hi,
    Thanks for the welcomming.

    I had a look through the forum and used the search option... a lot!

    My two designs are actually radically different from those. It's more like: "Load once, pul the trigger 6 or 7 times.".

    I think the "Mech" or "Sling" bow part will be the best then.

    P.S.: Was looking through the whole forum... its huge so sorry for the delay... it's actually called an automatic, not a repeating crossbow...  Embarassed
    Please excuse my frenchman confusion.
    avatar
    kenh
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 763
    Join date : 2012-08-03
    Age : 69
    Location : Living Aboard a Sailboat in Fort Myers, FL

    Re: Arrived almost by "accident"

    Post by kenh on Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:58 am

    Good luck.  Looking forward to your build.  The only truly "automatic" design I've seen was a YouTube of a guy in Europe somewhere whose crossbow had an electric powered cocking mechanism.  Cock and arm the system; pull the trigger; a battery motor re-cocks the string and a bot drops into place; pull the trigger again...

    Arminius
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 13
    Join date : 2013-12-15

    Re: Arrived almost by "accident"

    Post by Arminius on Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:44 am

    Thanks. Yes I have seen this one.
    I'll try posting my miniature end of this year. Everything purely mechanical. I have seen this system too but don't like the idea of using an electrical motor.

    I don't have any powertool so all my builds are handmade with a lot of sweat and time.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Arrived almost by "accident"

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:22 pm