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    Help identifying a Crossbow

    Post by TheNuclearkirk on Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:27 am

    My parents recently moved into a country house with several outbuildings. My dad was cleaning out one of these buildings in order to use it as a wood shop and came across this. He asked me to identify it. I was unable to find any markings, other than two small holes near the trigger. Anyone have any ideas? I am also curious what is bolted to the front. Thanks in advance!




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    Re: Help identifying a Crossbow

    Post by Geezer on Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:29 am

    This is a Jayhawk crossbow kit... nicely realized.  It doesn't have any great intrinsic value, and with the steel string won't shoot very well.  If the prod ismodified to use a dacron or Kevalar string, Jayhawks make a fun bow for backyard shooting.  Beware, the prod (bowstave) is mounted to the stock via a bolt that goes thru the middle of the prod.  Eventually the prod will break thru the hole.  That's not likely to hurt anybody, but it's pretty distressing when it happens.  Geezer, DRW/NWA
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    Re: Help identifying a Crossbow

    Post by Andy. on Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:04 pm

    Looks like the prod may be mounted upside down too. Excessive string pressure there.
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    Re: Help identifying a Crossbow

    Post by TheNuclearkirk on Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:55 pm

    Thanks Geezer and Andy for the information -- We turned the prod over and the string doesn't drag as much.

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