The Stallion - New Pistol Crossbow

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by FIAAO, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    I made a new pistolcrossbow yesterday! It got a pvc prod and shoots the same bolts as my <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2489-adding-to-my-collection-failures-pistol-crossbow-and-staff-sling?highlight=pistol" class="postlink">PREVIOUS PISTOL</a>. And speaking of my previous pistol, lets compare them:<br><br><img src="http://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/17/50/40/49/img_0021.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>As you see, while the old one was shaped more like a modern pistol the new crossbow has the "stock"/handle of and old horse pistol (And thats why I named it the Stallion!)or the <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1224-danish-kammerlader-pistol?highlight=pistol" class="postlink">Danish Kammerlader</a> that pelleteer posted on the forum a while ago. And as you may see I took the ammo clasp from the old pistol, as Im too lazy too make Another one for the moment <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/sleep.gif" alt="Sleep" longdesc="31"><br><br><img src="http://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/17/50/40/49/img_0022.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>While the new pistol is a bit longer, the prod is a lot shorter, and performs better, than the fibreglass-rod of the old. Still it got a few centimetres longer drawlength! Also the new pistol (in my opinion) looks much better <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br><img src="http://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/17/50/40/49/img_0023.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/17/50/40/49/img_0024.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/17/50/40/49/img_0025.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/17/50/40/49/img_0027.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Thats it, hope you likes it! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Cool, but, be very carefull with the burned spots!!! Especially the one near the middle, it might snap there
     

  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Thanks for warning me, but the burned spots are not really weaker than the rest of the pipe. The first prod I used actually had a bigger burn-mark at about the same place but when it broke it happened on the opposite side of the prod. So uneven tapering is more dangerous than over-heating. And that burn is pretty much only a visual thing, its smaller than it looks. But thanks again for the warning <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. MaddyMax

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    the new one really looks much better than the previous one.<br><br>maybe you want to wrap the middle of the bowstrings with waxed dental floss to protect and hold them together.<br><br>sorry, that's in german but if you look at these pics you'll know how this could be done:<br><br><a href="http://de.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bogenbau/_Sehnenbau/_Mittenwicklung" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://de.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bogenbau/_Sehnenbau/_Mittenwicklung</a>
     
  5. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>haha cool<br>how does it shoot? pic 5 looks a little bit tricky <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Thanks guys for the comments and thanks Max for the link. I will try that for sure! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Lars: It shoots fine! I noticed now when you said it: the rod isnt making contact with the trigger at that picture, so it looks too high. Sorry for that! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  7. <div>nice!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>I love making slingshots and slingshot crossbows<br>check out my youtube channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/theartofweapons/featured" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a> for more!<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  8. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Awesome next you should build a bullet bow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>How do you make the pvc bow? I have heard of two methods one is to fill the pipe with hot sand and the other is to use a heat gun.
     
  10. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>i mean this<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=457&u=17626990" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/17/62/69/90/img_0010.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
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    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  12. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    bc-kid: I used the heatgun-method.<br>Lars: I know what you mean, and like I tried to say: The rod is not so high but it looks high in the photo, because its separated from the actual triggerpart.<br>And thanks TokSick!
     
  13. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>what is the bow part from?</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  14. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    PVC-pipe. Backyard Bowyer on Youtube has a great tut how to make a crossbow, the first episodes show you how to make the prod with only a heatgun and some wood. I recommend it!
     
  15. deraNdy

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    Cool. I love Crossbows. Whatever they are powered. Rubber wood or pvc.
    Did you shoot it allready?
    I think Lars might be right with overjumping the bolt. The lever should not be higher than the bolt centerline.
    I had made one where the boltholder (out of wood ) dont allowed the string to slip over the bolt. Works great.
     

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  16. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    I'm sure he has had ample time to test it, considering he has had it nearly 2 years!:D
     
  17. deraNdy

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    :) whops did not see the date.....
     
  18. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Oh dear now this is embarrassing... I need to make a good one now!

    It actually worked quite well, until the prod broke. It rarely jumped the bolt, if ever.

    While on the topic, I have plans to make a better, "real" crossbow with a birch prod and a vintage rifle stock in the future.
     
  19. deraNdy

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    Hey if you need some inspiration here some pictures of my last one.
    Have you some Experiments with wooden crossbowprods? Not easy. Needs some Practice. The easyest way to
    Create a Prod ,are Wooden strips who gets shorter to creat a taper.
     

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