Some time ago, for some reason, I gained an interest in Crossbows.
Anyway to cut a very very long story, Short.
I decided to build my own.
A great deal of reading and hours spent online.
I set to the daunting task infront of me.
A plastic cusion and a metal shim/1p piece coin will do.
Is still required to protect the prod in the tiller slot.
IVO from here. and JASONWEMP of youtube helped along the way.
With support, comments and inspiration.
Thanks to them both.
Here is the nearly Finished Result of my Labours
No string yet until I get the prod protectors inplace.
An Armex Prod 175lbs, The stirup is steel not aluminium.
You can just see the gravity dryfire raised by the bolt.
I put a dovetail on the sight rail for when I make the sight.
The bolt retention spring is made from an old hand saw blade.
And thats it.
There is a full build history with lots of pictures on my blog.
Just click the link on my signature
I admit that I have made lots of mistakes along the way,
but to me a mistake is the way NOT to do it next time.
Please Please make as many comments as you like and ask as many questions also.
This is my very first build and I have not ever fired a crossbow before.
So I'm looking forward to doing so.
The Arbalist Guild has been my home for 4 hours a night for the last month.
The quanity and quality on information here is staggering.
Thanks to all.
Last edited by petercro on Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:23 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : The text was tooooo weird)