A crossbow is a weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a stock that shoots projectiles. A mechanism in the stock holds the bow in its fully-drawn position, without human effort or intervention, until it is shot by releasing a trigger.
Commonly used for hunting deer and other game, crossbows propel their projectile at extremely high velocity in virtual silence. Hunting bows are capable of firing an arrow right through a living target, causing massive damage. Due to their simple concept, crossbows can easily be constructed at home with commonly available materials. Arrows can be easily constructed at home also.
Improvised homemade crossbows do not require propellants, complex firing mechanisms, nor do they require complicated ammunition. Due to this, a homemade crossbow would likely be the weapon of choice for any individual charged with a defensive role – when firearms, or firarm ammunition are not available.
These documents contain many different plans and blueprints for building a homemade improvised crossbow. You will learn how to make crossbows of varying power and complexity. Included are comprehensive details coving making you own arrows.
Recurve Crossbow Instruction Manual: Excalibur Crossbow, demonstrates what should be done prior to begin working with and shooting your new crossbow. Topics included are: Precautions, Assembly, Arrow Configuration, Arrow Selection Chart, Stringing/Loading the crossbow manually, sighting and maintenance instructions.
The Complete Crossbow, details comprehensive instructions, plans and schemes for building a crossbow. Here you will be acquainted with basic info, history, crossbow/longbow contrast, rules, description and notes on each of standard styles of crossbow, as well as details on various types of ammunition used for the various types of crossbow. An excellent guide for anyone interested in this type of armament.