Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Chinese crossbow with auxiliary string?
by Geezer Today at 10:08 pm

» Crusader crossbow
by c sitas Today at 9:41 pm

» Yet another one
by Daniel Levesque Today at 11:51 am

» Whamo showed up, prod replacement ideas
by kenh Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:25 pm

» Renaissance Sporting crossbow
by tony a Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:10 am

» 15th century saxon prods
by Geezer Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:46 pm

» loose laminate issues
by c sitas Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:42 am

» Of Bows and Torsion Engines
by c sitas Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:55 pm

» My second crossbow
by Daniel Levesque Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:48 am

» Need to locate Windlass Crossbow, pre 1600, in Rome, Venice, or Florence
by 8fingers Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:24 pm

» Crossbow Projectiles
by Geezer Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:10 pm

» Greetings!
by OnlyHuman Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:40 am

» Anyone know what this is?
by Yuki23emma Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:54 pm

» Prod specs
by Onager Lovac Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm

» Finished Crossbow
by kenh Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:34 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by Turnigy Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:25 pm

» Reverse draw "compound" build
by Turnigy Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:20 pm

» Casting Resource
by White Oak Wed May 31, 2017 2:28 am

» The Road so far......
by White Oak Mon May 29, 2017 7:17 am

» GLOSSARY OF TERMS
by Onager Lovac Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm

» Hello from Maine
by White Oak Sun May 21, 2017 11:06 pm

» Leonardo Da Vinci string with suport-rolls
by Oppenheimer Tue May 16, 2017 11:40 am

» Compact repeating compound project
by Phil Abrahams Mon May 08, 2017 2:10 pm

» Trying to reduce the power stroke in my next project
by octavioaugusto.oliveira Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:27 pm

» Its good to be back!!
by Juan galeano Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:31 am


    replica crossbow

    Share
    avatar
    dutchbow
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 16
    Join date : 2011-07-13
    Age : 43
    Location : The Netherlands

    replica crossbow

    Post by dutchbow on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:39 pm

    I have been offered a replica crossbow.
    It is not in the best condition and I do not know if it works properly
    but I think it looks nice and I'm thinking about to buy it.

    Now the main question: what is it worth?

    avatar
    Todd the archer
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 581
    Join date : 2010-02-25
    Age : 55
    Location : sellersville,pa.

    Re: replica crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:39 pm

    Probally okay as a wall hanger decoration but as a working example not so much. Just my humble opinion.



    Todd
    avatar
    Geezer
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer

    Posts : 927
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 69
    Location : Austin, Texas, USA

    Re: replica crossbow

    Post by Geezer on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:23 pm

    The replica bow looks very much like the inexpensive tourist-specials sold in San Marino. I have one myself, hanging around the shop. It dates from 40 years ago, when I bought it from Dixie Arms co.
    If it's like mine, the prod isn't a very good spring... the bowstring is obviously unserviceable. The tickler has an unusual external spring. Mine has a very small solid-brass roller nut in a poorly made socket, capped with a piece of black iron. The prod-clamp is an interesting type... not uncommon with Italian bows. I've never cared much for it, but it might be serviceable.
    This is a wall-hanger. If they'll sell it for a song, it might be worth having, but don't expect good service. Geezer.
    avatar
    Geezer
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer

    Posts : 927
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 69
    Location : Austin, Texas, USA

    Re: replica crossbow

    Post by Geezer on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:26 pm

    One other thing: If you buy this thing and expect to shoot it, first remove that flat plate-sight just ahead of the string. It's gonna get hit by the string with the first shot.... which is probably why the string is in such rotten shape. Geezer.
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 29
    Location : NJ, USA

    Re: replica crossbow

    Post by Ivo on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:11 pm

    Oh...that thing. I don't know how to be delicate enough about that *creation*...good thing Geezer is here and set the example.


    Basically...There is a youtube video showing what these bows are.



    So...unfortunately this is not a replica or even a weapon. It does however have *some value* if you consider the possibility that it was made entirely by hand, from the scraps found at the plane crash site, by the hard working villagers of ... wherever. scratch

    Ivo

    PS:
    Now the main question: what is it worth?

    Hmmm...certainly not the asking price...a good start would be $10 and a
    promise that that money will go to feed the starving children of...wherever.




    * *
    ~ "I don't have any special talents. I'm only passionately curious."
    * * *
    ~ "All Genius is Simple"
    * *
    avatar
    dutchbow
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 16
    Join date : 2011-07-13
    Age : 43
    Location : The Netherlands

    Re: replica crossbow

    Post by dutchbow on Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:16 am

    thank you all for your delicate reply's Laughing

    I do not expect it is a good functioning crossbow.
    My interest is only for decorative use, it would look nice on the wall.
    The guy asks $ 20,- for it and the money will not feed the starving children.

    I will reconsider this buy, I think I can find something better.

    Sponsored content

    Re: replica crossbow

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:06 pm