The most well-known sorts of crossbows are compound and recurve.
The bowman’s foot is set in the stirrup to keep the bow from slipping when it is positioned. Scored track over the barrel that enables the bolt to lie in consummate arrangement with the string for steady precision.
Intended to catch the string when the crossbow is positioned (drawn), the lock holds the string set up until the point that it’s discharged by the trigger. Can be compound or recurve. A recurve crossbow must have long appendages and a more drawn out barrel to convey control like that of a compound crossbow.
Where the appendages join. Keeps the bolt from discharging unintentionally. May connect naturally or physically when the crossbow is positioned.