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    medieval sight?

    Post by ferdinand on Thu May 03, 2012 1:58 pm

    So guys. Need ur opinion on this one.
    I am looking for a sight to fit my bow.
    At first i wasnt planning to put one on but i want a bit more accuracy.
    There is a topic on sights and i must say i do like the target bow sight but it is maybe a bit to fancy.
    Anyone have good pictures of early medieval sights or aiming methods?
    Thanks a lot in advance, love being member of such a great community!

    (Next week i will be visiting a museum wich is supposed to have crossbows.
    Hope to get some pictures to post for u guys!)
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    Re: medieval sight?

    Post by Basilisk120 on Thu May 03, 2012 2:18 pm

    http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t372-simple-rear-sight-design A topic I started a while back on rear sites. It has a bunch of medieval and simple site ideas.



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    Re: medieval sight?

    Post by ferdinand on Thu May 03, 2012 3:55 pm

    Great topic, i have studied the sights and must say i m impressed with the pictures from that swedish crossbow forum by Vidar.
    Thanks, i will post pictures of what u come up with.
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    Re: medieval sight?

    Post by ferdinand on Fri May 04, 2012 10:36 am

    This is what i came up with.
    I fired my bow using it and it works perfect!
    Just adjustable left and right, has a cut down the center to adjust ur vieuw for distance.
    Markings for distance will be added later, just testing now.

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    Re: medieval sight?

    Post by ferdinand on Fri May 04, 2012 10:51 am

    As u might be able to see i also added a piece of leather to the center of my string.
    Mac's advice on pulling back the string evenly whas very good, later i saw in pictures on the swedish forum the same on a medieval target bow, it really helps a lot!
    Thanks Mac!
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    Re: medieval sight?

    Post by Basilisk120 on Fri May 04, 2012 1:48 pm

    That sight looks great. clean and neat. Its always great when a something works like you hope.

    Is the sight just pushed into a mounting hole?



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    Re: medieval sight?

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Fri May 04, 2012 3:36 pm

    Very nice job! Same question...does it fit into a hole in the stock? How did you make this? Forged? You have already shown your metalworking talent, something many of us wish we were better at...me, at least! Smile
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    Re: medieval sight?

    Post by ferdinand on Fri May 04, 2012 9:28 pm

    I bored a hole about 10mm deep in the stock thru the nutcover/arrowclip.
    And threaded the end of the sight-pin.
    Screwed it in and then threaded a bit more so it stops exactly at a straight angle.
    The pin whas made from an old bolt i forged a while ago wich i shortened and cut a groove in with a hacksaw.
    Then soldered the sight in.
    The sight is made of sheet-steel wich i heated and hammered to get rid of the new look and also to harden it.
    Then a lot of grinding and filing(is that a good word?) and cutting threads.
    Afterwords i heated it and gave it a brush with used engine-oil en then lightly brushed it off with a brass wirebrush to give it a aged look.
    I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, some small improvements like a few marks for elevation later but thats all.
    Inspired by existing sights but a real "one-off" piece.
    Thanks for the help guys, couldnt have done it without u.

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