Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 6 of 10

Thread: Short limb dovetail dent

  1. #1
    In the Black
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Short limb dovetail dent

    Hi!
    Is this ok or I should ask for a replace...or repair?



    Thanks!





  2. Advertisements like those above are essential to keep AIUK running. If you'd like to remove the Google and Ebay adverts and help us meet our running costs, please consider subscribing for only 1.50 per month. Thank you!
     

  3. #2
    It's an X
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Poole uk
    Posts
    20,609
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1,047 Times in 898 Posts
    Have you tried to press the pin down and then release it quickly? If you press it down with something flat, like a butter knife, and slide the blade off to the side, the pin might jump back to a better position. If you repeat that several times it may free itself.
    I think the pin locates the limbs while you string the bow after that the string keeps everything where it should be.

  4. #3
    In the Gold

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Oban
    Posts
    843
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts
    It looks like the spring within the dovetail has snagged. You can remove the dovetail by unscrewing the detent and withdraw the pin, the spring should be uniform but it will be obvious if it is damaged. I've replaced a bent spring with something similar (OR try get a replacement from a retailer - unlikely) and as Geoff says the string keeps the limb in place once the bow is assembled. You can also try spraying the dovetail/pin with silicone and see what happens.

    BillM
    If you wait long enough, the inevitable will finally happen.

  5. #4
    It's an X I've taken part in an AIUK Ironman Shoot.The Fonz Award.AIUK subscriber. Timid Toad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,821
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 247 Times in 217 Posts
    They're not a functional part of your bow. They stop relatively loose fit limbs falling out while you string. I take mine out completely.
    "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so." Douglas Adams

  6. #5
    In the Black
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Thanks!
    The hole is too small
    I will disassemble it and try to expand the hole with sandpaper.

  7. #6
    In the Gold I've taken part in an AIUK Ironman Shoot. Mark31121's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    804
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 93 Times in 86 Posts
    To be honest I'd be more concerned about the longer pin as it's more likely to get your limb trapped in the riser. As long as the limbs don't fall out when stringing then they're fine as they are, or as TT said they're not really needed - I had a set of limbs without them as they were getting caught on the riser.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. ILF Limb dovetail bolts and Limb Fit
    By BorderBows in forum Border Archery
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 26-08-10, 08:30 AM
  2. HexV Long Limb - Short Limb
    By Flatout in forum Border Archery
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-09-08, 03:11 PM
  3. Short parallel limb bows
    By niceguy in forum Compound Bow
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-12-07, 06:21 AM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •