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    Wm. Hovey Smith

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    Post by Pavise on Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:58 pm

    There's an interesting bit of history on Hovey's Blog today where he shows a short video and talks about some of the early production crossbows and as always, more good stuff. There's even a shot and a bit about someone we know on there too. Wm. Hovey Smith Icon_smile
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    Post by Geezer on Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:48 pm

    William Hovey Smith bought a crossbow from me some years ago. He came to my shop and we spent an afternoon chatting about crossbows and lore... I taught him how to make bowstrings. A very nice guy, doomed to a terrible job.... travelling around the country hunting, fishing, writing about it. Poor fella, it must be a tough life, huh? Geezer

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