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    My new crossbow

    Post by Rizzar on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:56 am

    Here are some impressions of my latest build.


    Tiller is from Maple with bone covering/inlay, prod is the first self produced one. Didn´t make a shot yet, weather is terrible and I do not have a fitting bolt.

    Prod delivers around 95kg (210lbs) at 320mm (12.5in) draw so for me spanning by hand is possible but a gafa is on my wishlist.
    Total weight is 2,475g (5.45lbs) and lenght is 800mm (31.5in).




    3-axle-trigger-mechanism with thread reset and safety catch.



    I plan adding an adjustable ironsight in the next weeks, so the journey is not at its end.

    Greetings Rizzar.
    Hope you enjoyed the pics!
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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by ZigiMan on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:41 am

    Really great work Rizzar!
    Clean and beautiful look!
    I'm interesting about the 3 axle trigger, the safety and the purpose of the thread, so if you can provide more details that would be nice!

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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by MRobin on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:02 am

    Same here.
    I guess the thread is used for reloading a part of the mechanism.
    This is a beautiful work!

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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by Rizzar on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:21 am

    Thank you!

    I got some pics of my old construction model.


    The safety catch is a screw with a wing pushing under the mechanism (where my index finger is positioned on the last picture) to prevent accidential release.



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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by kenh on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:22 am

    Really nice build. And thanks for the construction model pix. I was beginning to wonder what all the steel pins were for...
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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by ZigiMan on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:30 am

    Thanks for the info Rizzar!
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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:05 am

    Spectacular work!
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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:39 pm

    Very nice, great example of using plywood to develope the trigger mechcanism.

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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by jds6 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:55 pm

    Nice work. really love the shape of the tickler. Thanks for the pics.

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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by Gnome on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:35 am

    Pretty!
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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by Taxus on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:09 am

    Great work, the Maple gives a very clean look to the bow.

    The construction model pictures are a great example of how this type of meachanism works too.
    Let us know what the trigger pull is like compared to the those with more simple mechanisms.

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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by manuel salazar on Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:28 am

    Great job Rizzar, congratulations
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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by c sitas on Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:33 pm

    Rizzar; what can I say sept; you have a super looking job here. Extremely  well executed .Ps, don't get it dirty its beautiful.
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    Re: My new crossbow

    Post by OrienM on Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:08 pm

    Beautiful crossbow! Truly great work, it looks wonderful in all details.

    (Thanks for the trigger mech pics, as well...)

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