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    Crossbow in the Royal Armouries, Leeds

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    Crossbow in the Royal Armouries, Leeds

    Post by Nick D on Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:35 am

    These are some photos I took of a 15th c. German crossbow in the Royal Armouries in Leeds (XI.434). 






















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    Re: Crossbow in the Royal Armouries, Leeds

    Post by kenh on Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:38 pm

    Nice photo series!

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    Re: Crossbow in the Royal Armouries, Leeds

    Post by Nick D on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:39 am

    Thanks!  I especially like the shaping on the trigger and stirrup, something I'd like to do a repro of some time.

    The nut seems very porous in the center, but also looks like it got use.  I don't know if there are pins in the fingers.

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    Re: Crossbow in the Royal Armouries, Leeds

    Post by Lightly on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:37 am

    Beautiful, thanks!!

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    Re: Crossbow in the Royal Armouries, Leeds

    Post by Sugarbuzz on Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:22 pm

    I love those old composite bows, they look so huge. That sear contact surface looks tiny! I always allow for more for safety, I suppose they had pretty strict tolerances and working knowledge. The nut does look pretty porous, makes me feel twitchy looking at it.

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