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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Broken bow

I discovered the end of my arrow retention spring on my Parker bow broke off and I had to pry the metal up a little to get the string and bolt under the retention spring.

Anybody else ever have this problem and is it worth it to get it fixed or just buy a new one. My Parker bow is over 8 years old and I think I only paid $400 back then

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 11:26 AM
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Not sure about the bow and it’s ability to be fixed. I can tell you however, if you get yourself a recurve/longbow you won’t have these problems anymore🙂
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This time last year Parker would have fixed it for free.Now that they went belly up,I,d go to the dealer you bought it from and see if they got any spare parts.
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I agree with good ole boy, try your dealer. if he can`t fix it maybe you can work a deal . he gives you a discount on a new one and gets yours for parts. good luck
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I bought the bow from someone who was selling in in the classified on this site

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I really hope things work out.
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then go to your local archery shop and see what they can do for you
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I discovered the end of my arrow retention spring on my Parker bow broke off and I had to pry the metal up a little to get the string and bolt under the retention spring.

Anybody else ever have this problem and is it worth it to get it fixed or just buy a new one. My Parker bow is over 8 years old and I think I only paid $400 back then
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I discovered the end of my arrow retention spring on my Parker bow broke off and I had to pry the metal up a little to get the string and bolt under the retention spring.

Anybody else ever have this problem and is it worth it to get it fixed or just buy a new one. My Parker bow is over 8 years old and I think I only paid $400 back then
8 Years old ? Like the old saying, #### or get off the pot and buy a new crossbow.
In all seriousness I don't think it's worth fixing and even if it was now you have to worry about parts availability.
Bows/Crossbows do not hold value like Firearms.
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my parker safari outfitter crossbow is 15 years old. when i went to shoot it the other day, i couldnt get the bow to cock and lock the string in place. i borrowed my daughter in laws 10 point to hunt with the last two times i went out.


finally got my parker to the pro shop today. its fixed. apparently i tried to cock it with the safety on and you cant do that as the string sets the bow on safe as its cocked. when i did that, the entire mechanism locked up and prevented me from cocking it no matter what position i put the safety in. the guy at the shop fixed it in 2 minutes for free.


get yours fixed that retention springs shouldnt cost much and they are most likely universal, fitting just about everybow out there. its just a piece of flexible metal to hold your arrow in place.

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