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    Early Lever and pin Crossbow

    Post by topfmine on Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:30 am

    Hi i am new to the forum and live in the UK. I have already built a windlass crossbow with the help of Robin Knight who made the steel prod for me at  400lbs and advise to re modify my previous attempt and supplied a new oak stock that came from off cuts when Windsor castle was refurbished when part of it burnt down many years ago. Not sure if Robin Knight is still around?
    I have had a nostalgic interest of late to build another crossbow that uses the lever and pin design known as a dark ages crossbow if that's what its called, that uses a 50 to 100lb or so pull, i may cheat and use a ready made prod. My question and assistance would be to find a drawing with measurements to build one, can anyone help, can't seem to see anything in the Payne Gallwey book
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    Re: Early Lever and pin Crossbow

    Post by kenh on Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:05 am

    Here's my own Pin Lock Build: 
    http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t945-loose-laminate-pinlock-build?highlight=loose+laminate

    Also use the Search function here to search on Pin Lock  and Notch -- there are several good discussions

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    Re: Early Lever and pin Crossbow

    Post by topfmine on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 am

    Thanks kenh, just saw a post the crusader crossbow which is the type and build I want to go for along the historic lines.

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