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    Post by Paulius on Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:26 am

    Hi everyone, i am Paulius. I am interested in medieval crossbows (actually its my favorite medieval weapon) and siege engines. I have built a trebuchet several yers ago and this summer i have made my first medieval all wooden crossbow (lockbow).



    The stock is made of oak and prod of ash (draw weight is about 60 lbs). It is very simple in construction, and i think its the best choice for the start.

    I hope to get more knowledge in this forum which will help in my future projects.

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    Post by Ivo on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:04 am

    Hello Paulius,

    Your crossbow looks great and you are right...this is a fantastic way to start out. I'd love to see the picture of it at full draw and a closer shot of the bolts.

    Hope you enjoy our company and looking forward to seeing more of your craftsmanship.

    All best,

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    Re: New member from Lithuania

    Post by Basilisk120 on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:30 pm

    hey and welcome. That is a nice looking crossbow. I am also a fan of medeviel crossbows and repoductions. (someday I will get mine finished sander ) Looking forward to your insights into crossbows (and siege engines as well building a ballista as well)



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    Post by Geezer on Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:05 pm

    Welcome aboard, Paulius. Your push-pin latch looks very good. I built a simple 13th century Germanic roller-lock bow for a guy in England years ago. He managed to get a Yew-wood prod to fit it. Of course wooden prods tend to be a bit longer... as I recall, his was close to 40 inches long. It drew about 65 pounds and shot like a dream... fast, smooth, very little recoil. No doubt you will have many enjoyable hours of shooting. Geezer
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    Post by Paulius on Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:13 pm

    Thank you all for warm welcoming.

    Geezer, i would have many great hours of shooting, if i have enough bolts Laughing (after weekend i have only one, so i spend more time walking to target and back than shooting Juggle ) .

    Ivo, this is photo of my crossbow at full draw:


    And these are pictures of my bolts:




    I think these bolts are too heavy for my lockbow, so i'll try to make more lighter one's some time.

    I also add video with my trebuchet in action for medieval weaponry fans Smile :



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    Post by Geezer on Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:48 pm

    Paulius: On the subject of losing bolts: If you're shooting over a lawn, it's common to lose bolts under the grass short of the target. If this is the case, take off your shoes and slowly walk barefoot to and from your target. You can feel bolts under foot that you might not otherwise see. It's worth a try anyhow. Bolts the go over the target are another matter. So make more bolts and have fun. Geezer.
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    Re: New member from Lithuania

    Post by Ivo on Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:53 am

    Wow...as a kid I built catapults that hurled pieces of rusty plumbing and beer cans filled with cement, but the trebuchet gives me the hibbi-gibbies even today.

    Another "wow" is for the bolts, those are actually hand forged bodkins...very well done!

    PS. If I'm not mistaken, Lithuania was once a part of Soviet Union...if you speak Russian, you might also find some interesting information here.
    >>> Russian Crossbow Forum

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    Post by Paulius on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:54 pm

    Thank you for your appreciation, Ivo. And for link too Very Happy . Although I don't speak Russian, I can read with some help of dictionary.

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