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    Crossbow with built in lever?

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    Crossbow with built in lever?

    Post by mb4 on Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:36 pm

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    I'm new to the world of ancient crossbows, but I'm interested in learning everything I can. Has anyone built a crossbow with a built-in lever or spanning device?

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    Post by c sitas on Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:24 am

    Very well done John. I like the whole setup. Stilish also. I know you have the edges of the hooks defanged,Ya?
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    Post by John Edgerton on Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:27 pm

    c sitas wrote:Very well done John. I like the whole setup. Stilish also. I know you have the edges of the hooks defanged,Ya?

    Yes, the edges of the hook that come into contact with the string have been filed smooth.
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    Re: Crossbow with built in lever?

    Post by John Edgerton on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:26 pm


    Spanning lever in forward position, not yet engaged with string.
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    Post by John Edgerton on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:27 pm


    String engaged in nut with hooks not yet released.

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    Re: Crossbow with built in lever?

    Post by c sitas on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:35 pm

    John, That is a good system. I'm rigged almost the same ,only  a modern setup.I like the self storing factor, one less thing to get lost. I'll be going to try one like you have . I really like the old look. The only thing old around my house is me. I'll have to try and change that.
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    Re: Crossbow with built in lever?

    Post by JacobL on Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:58 am

    C sitas has said what I would've about it, but I do have one question: Why is the roller nut so wide? What kind of bolt are you putting on there?
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    Re: Crossbow with built in lever?

    Post by JacobL on Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:58 am

    C sitas has said what I would've about it, but I do have one question: Why is the roller nut so wide? What kind of bolt are you putting on there?
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    Re: Crossbow with built in lever?

    Post by JacobL on Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:58 am

    C sitas has said what I would've about it, but I do have one question: Why is the roller nut so wide? What kind of bolt are you putting on there?
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    Re: Crossbow with built in lever?

    Post by JacobL on Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:58 am

    C sitas has said what I would've about it, but I do have one question: Why is the roller nut so wide? What kind of bolt are you putting on there?
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    Post by John Edgerton on Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:49 pm

    JacobL wrote:C sitas has said what I would've about it, but I do have one question: Why is the roller nut so wide? What kind of bolt are you putting on there?
    11/32 bolts the slot in the nut is cut for them. The actual width of the nut is slightly less than the width of the stock. It is held in place by the side panels.

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    Re: Crossbow with built in lever?

    Post by c sitas on Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:35 pm

    John , that's what they call using your head. That way you don't have to have a box for the the nut.Makes a super strong mount for the the nut.
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    Post by John Edgerton on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm

    c sitas wrote:John , that's what they call using your head. That way you don't have to have a box for the the nut.Makes a super strong mount for the the nut.

    I lined the space for the nut with 1/8" hdpe to reduce friction.

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