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Early & Medieval Crossbows

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No new posts  Global announcement:  The Arbalist Guild - Around the World 1, 2, 3, 492Ivo10663View latest post on Sat May 16, 2015 5:22 pm
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No new posts  Sticky:  Todd the Archer's Crossbow Kit 

First impressions of his prototype kit

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27Mr. Apol10353View latest post on Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:42 pm
by Bs1110101
No new posts  Sticky:  XVI - XVII centuries Crossbow with Windlass 

A crossbow replica, I made about 3 years ago

14Mr SAM8163View latest post on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13107View latest post on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10008View latest post on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Medieval Crossbow Replica 0bartek55View latest post on Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:24 pm
by bartek
No new posts   How to make a miniature medieval crossbow 

Stages of making a miniature medieval crossbow at scale 1/6.

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by El Zurdo
No new posts   Minimum bolt weight steel prod 4Armymedic.2287View latest post on Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:01 pm
by Armymedic
No new posts   roller nut difficulties 10kruisboog337View latest post on Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:13 am
by Gnome
No new posts   My homemade flemish crossbow 1, 231MePilot14134View latest post on Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:59 am
by Armbrustier
No new posts   Cased Bullet Bow Lock 10septua1226View latest post on Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:42 am
by septua
No new posts   Homemade endless loop string jig. 3mazawakhan1186View latest post on Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:21 am
by Gnome
No new posts   Alternative stirrups? 6TheCorvus941View latest post on Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:31 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Well it works! 5mazawakhan955View latest post on Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:36 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   First deer down with xbow!!!!!! 8Armymedic.21222View latest post on Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:27 pm
by Armymedic.2
No new posts   Crossbow string question 7mazawakhan925View latest post on Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:53 am
by mazawakhan
No new posts   Сranequin XVI (replica) 12GAV2328View latest post on Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:32 am
by septua
No new posts   My newest lock now with more pictures 1phuphuphnik821View latest post on Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:30 pm
by phuphuphnik
No new posts   Bolt question 4mazawakhan852View latest post on Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:00 pm
by mazawakhan
No new posts   Arrow speed 5Onager Lovac878View latest post on Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:22 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   First Crossbow - Tension Bar Carbine 17Xamllew3029View latest post on Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:19 pm
by Xamllew
No new posts   inlet vs seperate mechinism 0phuphuphnik529View latest post on Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:11 am
by phuphuphnik
No new posts   My crossbow build in progress. (Almost finished new pics)  5mazawakhan1233View latest post on Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:39 pm
by mazawakhan
No new posts   Die Armbrust. Ein Handboch 

Die Armbrust

0John Edgerton586View latest post on Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:12 pm
by John Edgerton
No new posts   Why do people hate crossbows? 16Onager Lovac1259View latest post on Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:52 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   cutting bone and working with it. 6phuphuphnik654View latest post on Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:33 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Moon fellow crossbowman 

problems

0c sitas485View latest post on Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:00 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   can a goat's foot be used with a claplock? 5phuphuphnik558View latest post on Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:45 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   very very begining of a medeival crossbow 1, 2, 358edstuff5290View latest post on Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:24 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Higher poundage skein-pin crossbows? 6dmanx500694View latest post on Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:23 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Hand crank pulley as a spanning device 

Kinda of like a windlass, except smaller and for lower poundage bows maybe.

389JeepYJ742View latest post on Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:15 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Wippe lever construction and other simple spanning devices. 12dmanx5001182View latest post on Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:05 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   My flemish (redone) 18MePilot11229View latest post on Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:11 am
by MePilot1
No new posts   Medieval Crossbows in open warfare 12Onager Lovac735View latest post on Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:41 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Newbie Questions 

A few Details

8Franklin29445View latest post on Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:51 pm
by Franklin29
No new posts   Rail lube? 14Armymedic.2683View latest post on Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:28 pm
by Outlaw
No new posts   ALERT Computor troubles 

troubles

0c sitas288View latest post on Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:48 am
by c sitas
No new posts   STRINGS, How to? 24savatreatabvr1724View latest post on Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:09 am
by twedzel
No new posts   Newb stirrup/irons question 8Armymedic.2694View latest post on Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:42 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Got inspired, decided to buy raw material for a prod 6oivind1969763View latest post on Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:11 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Made an appetizer! 7Armymedic.2746View latest post on Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:51 am
by Lightly
No new posts   Socket rienforcement discussion 10Armymedic.25621View latest post on Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:59 pm
by Lightly
No new posts   At long last, she is finished pics!!! 1, 225Armymedic.21760View latest post on Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:49 am
by Armymedic.2
No new posts   da Vinci crossbow with built-in spanning device  

Looking for better images of some da Vinci crossbows from the Atlantic Codex

6John Edgerton1197View latest post on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:33 pm
by John Edgerton
No new posts   My build so far 21Armymedic.21217View latest post on Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:50 pm
by Armymedic.2
No new posts   Bow string and nocks uestions 

A couple questions

1GodricSwin580View latest post on Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:36 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Front sight placement  7Armymedic.2614View latest post on Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:07 am
by c sitas
No new posts   snakeskin not birch bark on composite bows in medieval period 

question raised by new york met bow

14stuckinthemud1811View latest post on Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:37 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   horn and sinew cross-section puzzle 

identify components in this composite bow

18stuckinthemud11063View latest post on Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:08 pm
by OrienM
No new posts   Chinese crossbow mechanism for higher draw weights? 1Nusantara99746View latest post on Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:06 am
by Geezer
No new posts   New Medieval Finished 18OrienM2347View latest post on Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:08 am
by OrienM
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