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    An old ilistrated guide to building a crossbow.

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    Post by Basilisk120 Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:40 pm

    Found this site about building a crossbow. Not sure who has seen this before but hey, might inspire someone to build something cool.
    http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2006/08/01/build-a-hunters-crossbow/?Qwd=./MechanixIllustrated/12-1953/crossbow&Qif=crossbow_0.jpg&Qiv=thumbs&Qis=XL#qdig
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    Post by Pavise Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:23 am

    Unfortunately the introductory first sentence of that old article does more to discredit the crossbow than anything else. We all know that a crossbow does not imitate the rifle in such ways, but of course our detractors have run with those foolish words ever since, and we're still fighting for the truth and our rightful place in "archery".

    Otherwise, yes, the article does provide some stimulous to anyone seeking to make a simple, yet functional crossbow, and after making one like it they might be inspired to make something better; which I suggest this forum is all about. An old ilistrated guide to building a crossbow. Icon_smile

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    Post by Ivo Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:13 pm

    Nice find, there are a few more jewels like this one floating around the net...just as Pavise has mentioned and many more others also noticed and expressed that the prelude to the actual construction guide simply sucks Smile ...and the construction guide itself is sorta outdated>>> but there are more out there, so good hunting fellas! Very Happy
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    Post by Basilisk120 Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:56 pm

    Yeah I like how they gloss over making the prod. An old ilistrated guide to building a crossbow. Icon_razz
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    Post by Regerald Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:48 pm

    This old-time weapon has the hitting power and accuracy of a modern
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    Good example how to overdo overestimating Smile
    Also, looks like some pages are missing.. Or is there everything?
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    Post by Basilisk120 Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:43 pm

    I think it is everything, its just a very condensed tutorial. Makes it look easy if it glosses over the difficult parts An old ilistrated guide to building a crossbow. Icon_razz
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    Post by Geezer Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:38 am

    Arrrgh! Not the dreaded Mechanix Illustrated crossbow! I had one of these to work on... mostly the customer wanted a new string, in my earliest days of selling crossbows. Upside.... they actually work. Downside, they dont work all that well, and yes, the text extolling the gun-like virtues of the crossbows do us crossbow-mavens a serious disservice. Ah well, the calumnies were already in place then and continue today. Meanwhile I guess I'd better get back to making my 'silent 30-30 equivalent evil, black-handed agent of the Devil machines..... Grrrr.
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