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    chinese guy‘s unusual repeating crossbow

    Post by stm2010 on Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:18 am

    TOP view of the repeating x-bow


    Un-cocked state: the trigger is portable along the guide.



    #16 is the cocking bar , when it moves backward, the bolt is feed up, at the same time the bow begins to store energy.




    The bolts  are placed in a horizontal line, a heavy object is used to pull the bolt into the  feeding slot.


    The bolt firing mechanism is  very  suprising and low energy efficency.
    It uses a hard stick (#5) to hit the end of bolt, then the bolt get only a  little energy.


     x-bow trigger below is fixed in the body.







    Here is the news link of this repeating x-bow。
    http://news.sina.com.cn/s/wh/2015-11-01/doc-ifxkhcfn4248237.shtml
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    Re: chinese guy‘s unusual repeating crossbow

    Post by kenh on Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:57 am

    Very interesting.  That swinging weight would be a problem in a handheld/hand carried weapon, acceptable in a tripod or stand-mounted configuration.  The horizontal bolt magazine reminds me of the "harmonica rifle" invented by Jonathan Browning, father of the more famous John Moses Browning, founder of Browning Arms.

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    Re: chinese guy‘s unusual repeating crossbow

    Post by stm2010 on Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:06 am

    You  are right. As see in the video, it is very hard to hold and cock.

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