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Crisbow Crossbow (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Odd Job, May 28, 2008.

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  1. Odd Job
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    Yes, let's see it: try to get detailed pics.
     
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    Crisbow Mk IV for parts

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    I see a lot of people posting who need parts, I have a functional crisbow cheeta recurve, I am posting for a friend , I have shot in in my basement range. two things, the safety does not appear to work, and it is missing the the flat metal curved bolt retainer device that holds the bolt in the track, so if you were to aim down from a tree stand the bolt would fall out. otherwise it is complete, and in great condition...make an offer
     

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    Could someone post a couple of pics of some of the Mk4's parts?

    Specifically I am looking for close-up pictures in a number of views of the bracket (angled plate with hole in it) that is used between the stirrup and the prod in order to clamp the prod to the stock of the crossbow. My crossbow (recurve model) is missing this part and I think I can get one fabricated but don't remember exactly what it looked like. One of the posts shows this bracket on an instruction sheet but I would prefer more detailed pics.

    I am also missing the flat washer that is installed between the stirrup and the aforementioned bracket. I think that any washer will do but my father (the original owner) seems to think that the washer had special features to it. If this is the case then can someone please post pictures of the washer as well?

    Great thread and can't believe the detailed pictures that some of the members have posted. I've been looking for this type of information for years. Thanks!
     
  4. Dr.Manic

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    w weezer w, i can make detailed drawings with measurements, but i live in namibia so its going to be in imperial units:confused:
     
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    odd job, i have an old aluminum recurve crisbow and i know how the trigger looks and works. I also have a pdf document of the triggers patent(i will post this latter, i need to find it first:D).
     
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    Gents, all help is appreciated!
    Weezer, there was nothing special about the washer itself. What I can't remember is whether there was a thin rubber washer also, to prevent scratching of the prod.
    In reality you will need an extra fibre washer or two, to get the right spacing between the stirrup and the prod. This is so that you don't have an angled stirrup after tightening.

    I'll post pics of my washers when I get my camera back from work. I use one metal and two fibre washers.

    As for the bracket, I don't know which part you mean...is it the heavy metal part that the limbs attach to, or is it something else?
     
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    I just thought of something: there is a rubber pad between the prod and the frame, and this pad compresses over time. Perhaps that's why I need to add washers up front to have the correct stirrup angle upon tightening.
     
  8. w_weezer_w

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    Thanks for the replies Dr. Manic and Odd Job.

    Dr. Manic: Imperial Units are fine as I should be easily able to convert them. I am in Canada and although we officially work in SI (metric units) many measurements are still in Imperial (construction is all in inches and feet and people still report their weight and height in pounds and feet/inches as well...old habits die hard I guess). Thanks.

    Odd Job: The bracket I speak of is shown in the "Instruction pamphlet" you posted. I have marked it here:
    bracket.JPG

    This bracket/plate mounts between the stirrup and the prod in my recurve model (Cheetah MK4).

    It's odd that this very same bracket is not shown in the Cheetah MK4"parts list" diagram that you also included in your original post. Perhaps there were two versions/vintages of this crossbow? One with the bracket / plate integrated into the prod (as it appears to the the case in the pictures of the compound prods) and the other with the bracket separate from the prod?
    Anyway, thanks for the help!
     
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    Perhaps I was not completely clear in my last post. In my Cheetah Mk4, the bracket/plate indicated in my picture was a loose part. It was not attached/integrated into the prod in any fashion. Assembly steps were as follows:
    1) slip prod onto the crossbow stock
    2) slip said bracket/plate over the prod and over the stud that protrudes from the front of the stock
    3) slip washer over the stud and onto said bracket/plate
    4) screw the stirrup onto the stud which will clamp the bracket / plate onto the prod holding it securely in place.

    Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    Ah, weezer I understand now what you mean.
    I can't recall ever having a bracket like that when I first got my Cheetah. Certainly I don't have anything like it now. I know that the stocks are identical (the black GRP versions) so it can't be because of a stock difference.

    Perhaps FatMax or Dr Manic can post some closeup pics of the recurve prod?
     
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    sorry, it will be a while before i can take detailed photos of my crossbow. im about 1500k\m (its about 930miles) from home at university and will be home in about 3 months.
     
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    Some more pics....

    First, the metal and fibre washer:

    Washers.jpg

    Front end:

    FrontEnd.jpg

    Stirrup nut:

    Stirrup.jpg
     
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    Recurve model

    Hi Odd Job!! :)

    I am a owner of the Recurve Model that you have posted in the brochure above. I have attached a pic of it. Today - i snapped a valuable part on the crossbow. the small clamp that holds the bow onto the stock(See Pic). Literally snapped in half. I was wondering if anyone on this forum knew who might have or be able to make a replacement part for me. I do have 2 crossbows (A Barnett Panzer V and the crisbow), but the Crisbow holds a soft place in my heart as wood stocked bows are difficult to come by, plus its been through alot with me... :p

    Well, Here is my pic :D Hope it brings more realism than the brochure :p
     

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    Close Ups

    Ah - And alas - here is the damnable part that I now need. I still cant believe that the Crossbow generated enough force to break this part clean in half. oh, the prod smashed the window to the right of me... Happend as I shot... Fun Times... Thank goodness it didnt hit me... :D I have checked the rest of the crossbow in detail and everything else is still 100% (Oh, and the bolt only veered off target slightly and lost a bit of power ) - Just proves - even in the midst of breaking - that the crisbow only falters slightly :p
     

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    Aha!! This clears up a few things, thanks for the pics Stuart!
    I think you and Weezer are talking about the same part, but this is the first time I have seen a picture of it. It wasn't part of the package for the GRP recurve model. Must have been for the wood stock only.

    I have a feeling that if Weezer can borrow your broken plate, he can make a few of those, one for you and one for him.

    And you're right about the Crisbow. It is a nice crossbow and should be restored to working order.
     
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    I agree. i Love it! Its like hunting with a piece of heritage. And to add my 2cents in - The 150lbs takes down a wild pig from 25m effectively. (if you have calibrated your sight properly and have decent broadheads) :D

    Well Weezer can contact me on photography.sdb@gmail.com. i am in JHB. I was gonna source a fabrication company to make the part for me :p

    Im lus to go hunting again. One thing i like about the wood stock - is that it has authentic battle damage. it shows a history. My Barnett is virtually all plastic and not as fun :p
     
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    Oh, a Joburg boy also? Another PM inbound, that's where I was born and grew up. :)
     
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    Lol. As they say 'one of the top 3 most violent cities in the world' :p Its all good :D
     
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    Hi Odd Job I hope you don't mind me asking you a question, I came across this site by accident and noticed all this useful information about your crossbow. I acquired the same crossbow recently and noticed with a shock afterwards that the crossbow is not complete. Above the rail is their a bar that looks like lifter or tension er that keeps the cross strings above the rail, my crossbow is without that part. Is their any information or recommendation, that you can give me, I'm also considering if it might be a hassle that I would rather make one myself. My problem with that is, that I'm in need of dimensions, material I will experiment with, because by the looks of it, it looks like it needs lite flexibility. Camo Joe
     
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    Camo Joe, I will see if I can measure that.
    It is a solid metal rod that has some flex (but not much) and looks like you could make it quite easily.
     
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    Sorry for the delay, Camo Joe. I measured the length of the rod and it is 150mm. The diameter is 7.7mm

    There is some flex of the rod under load, I haven't been able to measure it yet.
    I can't say what the metal is made from, other than it is ferrous (is strongly attracted by a magnet)
     
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    Dear Odd Job Thank you so much for your assistance it was truely appreciated, I've managed to sort it, by using a screwdriver shaft. At first I saw that their were thread in the seat of the housing but noticed that it was stripped, I machined the screwdriver shaft so that it was a fit to a mic. I then drilled a 3 mm vertical hole through the housing, about midway in the casing and pinned it, after 200 shots, going like a bowing. I was worried for not using a slider that the cam cables would shave, keeping the shaft mirror finish seems to solve the problem, for their's still are no signs of friction. As a bonus I came across the sister bow which I camoed for my youngster. PS: Modifying a camcorder triepod for the 6 year old, he is battling with the weight. Planning to hunt from stationary observing points, it might be my solution. Sincerely Camo Joe and Jr
     

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    hey there i have both the cheetah and the quadro 200 with the allen bolt on the prod.i just got the cheetah..and back to one of the othe post...there is a camoflage version of the cheetah..it is extremely rare but they made them first then went to black...i have all the original info for both and was wondering where i can find out how long the srting is on the cheetah..it did not come with one...if you can help or anybody else i hope ull let me know thatns
     
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    the peice u need..ihave multiple parts for the crissbow cheetah and quadro 200

    im not interested in parting out my bow parts but im willing to help out with any info..
     
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    Jeep, hopefully someone with a recurve model can answer your question. I can't, because I have a compound prod which uses a much shorter string with four loops.
     
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