Homemade bullpup crossbow for under 20 bucks

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    <embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Eu_kbfr_tdU" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>Bullpups always fascinated me. There is something elegant and minimalistic about these weapons - plus, they are compact, but without any compromises regarding their performance.<br><br>Made a new one this weekend, and I am quite happy with the result! I like that it fires full length arrows, and has room for broadheads. Total length is about 34 inches - just two inches longer than the arrows it shoots. Under 4 lb weight, including the red dot sights and rubber bands. <br><br>You need wood for about 10 dollars (I used cheap spruce and a bit of plywood), rubber for about 3 dollars, glue for about 2 dollars, a cheap soft toothbrush and some paracord and screws. Power and accuracy is great! This is way more compact than a steel or compound based conventional crossbow.<br><br>I filmed the making process and may soon upload a tutorial. <br><br>One of the forum members made a list of my "best crossbows" - he features 30 different weapons. I did not realize how many crossbows I made these last few years! But this one ranks high on my own list for sure.<br><br>The video also features Geoffroy's knife and also a test of "Shaka Zulu's wet dream" against the body armor. Guess who won? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  2. FIAAO

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    I must say that I totally love this weapon! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. tokSick

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    Looks like a great one too and easy to build. Glad to know there is a tuto coming up soon.<br>I must say i am a little disappointed because this time we don' t see you fighting with the spear to get it off of the trunk <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">.
     
  4. Bert the Welder

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    Thanks for the new video Joerg. That is an awesome shooter! Can't wait for the plans. If you can include the trigger mechanism, it would be great.<br>Thanks again!<br>Bert
     
  5. tokSick

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    Hey BTW,<br>You can make it out of aluminium. It would be lighter than wood, no??? Can' t wait to see yours.
     
  6. Raze1138

    Raze1138 New Member

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    Very nice. Plus with the global economy the way it is, showing how to make slingshots on the cheap never hurts.
     
  7. Horst82

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    Great Weapon!<br>Could you please explain the trigger mechanism?<br><br>MfG Horst
     
  8. Courier

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    It's just awesome!<br>Excited about the blueprint.<br>Keep on. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  9. e_monster55

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    Can't wait for the blueprint, I hope I can scrounge enough money and get the right tools!
     
  10. e_monster55

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    Can't wait for the blueprint, I hope I can scrounge enough money and get the right tools!
     
  11. ameevis

    ameevis New Member

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    Awe I really wanted to make one of these, can you at least upload the blurprints on the forum, please!
     
  12. JoergS

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    Guys, sorry for that, but as you know I hate drawing blueprints, and the video wasn't popular enough for going through all this work I don't enjoy. <br><br>Hold on, someday soon there will be a design that is worth the efforts.
     
  13. Muizert

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Guys, sorry for that, but as you know I hate drawing blueprints, and the video wasn't popular enough for going through all this work I don't enjoy. <br><br>Hold on, someday soon there will be a design that is worth the efforts.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Ah that explanes alot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> and to be honest the drawing part i dont like that too <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>All the best.</span>
     
  14. ameevis

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Guys, sorry for that, but as you know I hate drawing blueprints, and the video wasn't popular enough for going through all this work I don't enjoy. <br><br>Hold on, someday soon there will be a design that is worth the efforts.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Could you make blueprints for the dart shooter please? Iv been wanting to make one for quite a while and cant come up with a design.</span>
     
  15. lonewolf

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    I would like a drawing of the crossbow for under 20, if you could give me some Ideals I would be will to do the drawing Not to size it would have all that is needed, Like how to make the trigger mechanism and the length and how you made it like I used 2 12mm and 1 6mm plywood make and and band length and I would do the drawing and may a pic of the trigger mechanism I may not be the best at drawing but I can do a fair job
     
  16. e_monster55

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    ahhhhh. SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDD faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace
     
  17. Pvir

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    I love this crossbow!<br>Blueprins! Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please !!!!!!!!!!!!<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27">
     
  18. warlover

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    Hi, Im very new to this forum and i instantly fell in love with this 20 bucks crossbow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/herz.png" alt="I love you" longdesc="22"> . The reason for this is because i am a survival ( zombie survival / post apocalyptic survival [if u now THE COLONY or BEAR GRYLLS] ) fan.<br><br>Also i am very skilled at building stuff but i can be a bit impatient as well when smth. doesn't work at first shot. So before i try to build this "blindfolded". I wanted to ask you, not for the blueprints <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_evil.gif" alt="Evil or Very Mad" longdesc="12"> u hate so much to do, but for a <u><i><strong><font color="green">tutorial </font></strong></i></u><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">(would be really awesome) or some general description such as the length and width of the 20bucks crossbow.<br><br>Thank you for reading my comment and i really hope that u can help me getting this genius crossbow built with less experimenting on my own.<br><br>Either way i appriciate your doing and want to thank you for the good work. THUMPS UP!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_exclaim.gif" alt="Exclamation" longdesc="16">
     
  19. Alukuchen

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    that is an awsome crossbow.! I would love to see a slowmo footage of it shooting, that would be very interesting!
     
  20. felipegreboge

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    looks like a real gun OO i mean, can hurt someone, take care <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">