Thursday, June 23, 2011
Medieval Style Crossbow: Assault rifle scope added
I wanted to add a sighting system to the medieval style crossbow, which right now is my favorite plinker.
Not so easy, the rubber swings forward and does not allow the medieval "fork" sights at the front of the weapon. Everything has to be behind the lock.
I bought a few Hensoldt scopes, made for the German Army standard isse H+K G36 assault rifle. Surplus, fine condition, 5 Euros a pop. These are made to be installed INSIDE of the plastic G36 stock, so there is no adjustment of any kind. But just the right factor (3x) and nice crosshairs.
I made a mount system from wood, nothing that a medieval weaponmaker couldn't have done (minus the modern screws).
It is amazing how accurate this is, and how easy the cocking is. I am plinking with TB black, a preteen boy can draw this out with both hands and a foot in the stirrup.
These inexpensive scopes are ideal for slingshot crossbows. A lot of fun!
Posted by The Slingshot Channel at 4:29 PM