You can make a crossbow using walnut, aluminum, a few miscellaneous parts, and our instructions.
1) Our field piece looks and functions like many of the more expensive manufactured crossbows. 2) The front sight is a strap of aluminum fitted with a bead. 3) The steel cocking rod gives the cocking lever a forward mount when the string is being drawn. 4) This prototype has no trigger safety, but one can be added.
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The takedown version is either a pistol or a long arm.