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    Short limb dovetail dent

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



    Thanks!





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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Thanks!
    The hole is too small
    I will disassemble it and try to expand the hole with sandpaper.

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    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.

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