Mounting A Crossbow Sight, Cantilever Style

Sometimes an imaginative effort is the only solution to getting a job done. Turned down by three others, a hunter came to me for help in mounting a scope on his crossbow.

by Norman E. Johnson

When an elderly hunter showed up at my shop with an older PSE 150-pount crossbow, he wanted to know if it was possible to have a scope mounted on it. Before contacting me, he had approached three other gunsmiths and they all refused the job. As we examined the older, very well made, PSE crossbow together, I could see why the others turned the job down. The old crossbow had integral open sights with no place for a scope base. Yet, with eager expression he beckoned, “Do you think you could do it?”

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