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    Chinese crossbow mechanism for higher draw weights?

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    Chinese crossbow mechanism for higher draw weights?

    Post by Nusantara99 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:42 am

    Would like to ask you guys here if the traditional Chinese crossbow mechanism (i.e Han dynasty bronze lock design) would be suitable for draw weights up to 200 pounds? In context assume steel construction.

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    Re: Chinese crossbow mechanism for higher draw weights?

    Post by Geezer on Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:06 am

    Geezer here, commenting on the traditional Chinese crossbow lock.  I think that lock, built in bronze like the originals, should be good for several hundred pounds draw.  In bronze, one might well see a fair amount of wear on sear-surfaces.

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