So have I.
My fascination with earliest firearms though proved to be stronger from the very beginning, so I finally surrendered to it some 30 years ago ...
To make things perfect, at about the same time I found somebody to carry on and fulfill with perfect dedication that old 'crossbow thing' of mine.
Still I have kept sort of mentoring my old beloved subject ... and all those fine items posted here that used to be mine decades ago!
Cheers from Bavaria,