i think i'm going to build one crossbow using one of the prods and keep the extra prod and parts for spares since they aren't too easily replaced. i planned on covering the prod in rawhide, then mounting it using the factory stud anchored in a hardwood dowel glued into the stock crossways, where a hole would normally be drilled to anchor bow irons.
i was also thinking of adding a pair of bow irons and a piece of channel iron for extra security. the channel iron would be mounted with the open side out, with a pin through it. for a spanning lever to make it safer and easier for me to use with my disability issues, stemming from too many accidents and being born with HMS. hoping to end up with a crossbow accurate enough to group under 3-4 inches at 20 yards or less.