Well, about a month or two ago, I decided it was time to get to making the airsoft crossbow I've been wanting to make for so long. It took a while, thanks to school starting up again, but I got it done, and I'll admit I am quite surprised with how it turned out. I've seen many pouched BB crossbows, but after getting a shot to the eye with a prototype I made I decided I'd like something safer. This is what I came up with, a non-barrelled, non-pouched BB crossbow. It uses a sled attached tp the string to propel the BB, with great power, accuracy, and simplicity. Bow made from thin HS steel, stock made from cheap Douglas Fir, Trigger action and sled made from 6mm Plexiglas, some old farm Twine for the bowstring, paracord for string silencers and lashing, and some fishing line for the coxcombing.
Overall, I am very pleased with the outcome. A perfect weapon for my stalker play style, and the small size, ease of reloading, medium range, and good accuracy makes it perfect for airsoft. My only real gripe with this thing is the string, and the bow. I still need to learn how to make a simple, easy bowstring, and for some reason the bow seems to always be crooked, and one side bends far easier than the other. If anybody can help me with those two things please do.
Thanks to everybody who helped with this build!