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

Latest topics

» 8mm or 10mm for pivot
by stuckinthemud1 Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Hola a todos
by juanjo nippers Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:54 am

» 3D crossbow design
by dutchbow Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 pm

» For Sale: Masai Huntsman Crossbow
by TonyU Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:32 am

» profile of medieval composite prods?
by Armbrustier Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:46 am

» can you point me in the direction of a post on nut-making
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:25 am

» Need some help with a Reverse Draw Crossbow
by JacobL Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 pm

» hello from new mexico
by kenh Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:01 am

» WTB custom crossbow
by Osterreichische Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:21 am

» Laminated Medieval Tillers
by Rpastor248 Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:27 am

» Introduce myself
by oscar Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:37 am

» lever cocking bow for sale on IMA
by phuphuphnik Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:10 am

» please critique this tiller/stock dimensions
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:15 pm

» Help identifying a Crossbow
by TheNuclearkirk Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:55 pm

» Bullpup light crossbow
by Gnome Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:54 pm

» Finished Crossbow - Thanks to all - here some pic and if anyone wants info let me know happy to help .
by c sitas Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:36 am

» Model Aeroplane Rubber
by c sitas Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:57 am

» Making a wooden prod
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:28 am

» 'mastic' in medieval crossbow decoration - what is it?
by kenh Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:51 pm

» Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
by kenh Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:57 pm

» Geezers finnish crossbows?
by Geezer Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:50 am

» Miniature Cross Bows.
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:35 pm

» My first Crossbow Tell me what you think!
by kenh Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:50 am

» G/Day from Queensland Australia
by Andy. Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:15 am

» Here I go, overthinking again
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:15 am


    Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Share
    avatar
    rogue
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 4
    Join date : 2012-06-13

    Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by rogue on Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:32 pm

    HI all. could someone help me out? im looking for the bolt clip components for my lar cross bow. think im pretty much there with everything else, but this component is kinda key to the whole project. if anyone has any ideas or alternative clip ideas give us a clue. p.s im in the uk


    Last edited by Ivo on Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:04 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : title)
    Ivo
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 30
    Location : NJ, USA

    Re: Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by Ivo on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:02 am

    Hi,

    *Bolt clip* is basically a springy tab that holds down the bolt/arrow.

    ...is that what you're asking about?

    Ivo




    * *
    ~ "I don't have any special talents. I'm only passionately curious."
    * * *
    ~ "All Genius is Simple"
    * *
    avatar
    chaz
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 305
    Join date : 2012-04-13
    Age : 70
    Location : Texas

    Re: Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by chaz on Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:31 am

    Ivo, I;m seeing this conversation about LARP crossbows ........... but what does that mean ?what is a LARP crossbow and what signifies one and what is it used for ? Just asking out of ignorance.

    Thanks

    Chaz
    Ivo
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 30
    Location : NJ, USA

    Re: Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by Ivo on Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:53 am

    Chaz,

    LARP stands for Live Action Role Playing.

    It's guys and girls getting together, dressing up as their character of choice (orcs, mages, knights, archers, etc.) and beating the crap out of each other with foam padded weapons. If you are familiar with SCA combat....it's a *funny* version of that.

    A LARP crossbow is what it is - a crossbow that shoots padded bolts that painlessly *tag* your opponent signifying a kill.



    By the way, speaking of bolt clips...the dude in the video uses a friggin SPOON for a clip. So yeh, creativity is key here. Laughing

    I would recommend just taking a piece of PVC pipe, cutting a strip out of it, heating it, and then forming it into the desired shape. Finish it up with some sand paper and you're good to go.

    Ivo


    Last edited by Ivo on Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:08 am; edited 1 time in total




    * *
    ~ "I don't have any special talents. I'm only passionately curious."
    * * *
    ~ "All Genius is Simple"
    * *
    avatar
    chaz
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 305
    Join date : 2012-04-13
    Age : 70
    Location : Texas

    Re: Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by chaz on Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:07 am

    Ivo,

    THANKS, I'M IN TUNE AND ON THE SAME PAGE

    Chaz
    avatar
    rogue
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 4
    Join date : 2012-06-13

    Re: Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by rogue on Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:06 am

    Ivo. it is yeah, having a hell of a time find something suitable with enough flex in it
    ferdinand
    ferdinand
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 301
    Join date : 2012-04-24

    Re: Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by ferdinand on Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:36 pm

    Old hacksaw blades make good material. Or a feeler gauge, it allready has the basic shape and a hole in the end to mount it.
    Heat it to cherry red to bend it, then cool it rapidly.
    use a thicker gauge, gives u really strong hold on the arrow.
    avatar
    rogue
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 4
    Join date : 2012-06-13

    Re: Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by rogue on Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:59 pm

    thanks a lot. ill try the feeler gauge. will post photos when finished
    ferdinand
    ferdinand
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 301
    Join date : 2012-04-24

    Re: Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by ferdinand on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:22 pm

    Thanks Rogue!
    The idea came to me because i just used a feeler gauge for soring material.
    This forum has great people with great ideas, really a treasure of knowlidge!
    I am pretty new to this and building my second bow as we speak.
    Good luck with yours, hope u post pictures soon.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Larp crossbow - Bolt clip

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:08 am