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    Thank you all

    Post by Euell on Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:21 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you to Ivo for welcoming me to the site, Hermit for his help, and all the members for their pictures of their crossbows. I'm working on a crossbow now, got the plans from Alchem Inc. made a template, change the butt end. Just about got the stock completed. Also working on the roller nut and trigger. Hey if trigger is the wrong term to use please correct me.
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    Re: Thank you all

    Post by Geezer on Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:29 am

    with Medieval-type crossbows, the correct term is 'tickler'.  In fact, 'trigger' is the common modern equivalent and if you use trigger, everyone will in fact understand what you mean. If the purpose of language is to communicate ideas, then you're right on the money.  Geezer.
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    Post by Euell on Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:28 am

    So it can be trigger or tickler right? I thought trigger had a different name on the crossbow, thanks Geezer
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    Re: Thank you all

    Post by Geezer on Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:40 am

    You won't see the term tickler applied to a modern crossbow, though most folks here will understand what you mean.  If you say trigger, everybody gets it as well. Geezer

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    Re: Thank you all

    Post by Hermit on Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:53 am

    Political correctness regarding crossbows and crossbow parts terminology........................interesting(and amusing) idea......................god save us all from ever becoming that hidebound!lol
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