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    Post by Rocks on Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:12 am

    Neutral I recently acquired a 'Steven's Arbalest'. It is a wood, brass, aluminum & fiberglass gun-stock-looking affair that apparently has a 'Repeater', pump-style action. This crossbow came w/about 6, 2-fret bolts in kind of poor condition (Frets damaged, likely from age) but the crossbow itself is in very, very good condition. HELP! Does anybody out there know about these items & how on earth do I string the thing? Any info, or a link to a users' manual or something would be very helpful. Thank you, Rocks
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    Post by Geezer on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:57 am

    George Stevens was a crossbow maker who lived in Arkansas (USA) He's considered the grandfather of modern American crossbow makers. Stevens made a slide-operated repeating crossbow, based broadly on the Chinese repeater. There is a book by Stevens on crossbows and crossbow construction. It's poorly laid out, but has lots of useful information.
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    Post by chaz on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:20 am

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    CROSSBOWS FROM THIRTY-FIVE YEARS WITH THE WEAPON BY GEORGE M/ STEVENS is currently on e-bay with a buy it now price of $21.04. Might be a good reference for you.

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    Post by chaz on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:24 am

    Rocks,

    The same book is crrently on Alibris used from $6.05

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    Post by ferdinand on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:52 am

    Lets see some pictures!
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    Post by thecrossbowmansdaughter on Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:43 pm

    I have a George Stevens bow for sale from my fathers estate *robin allen*...was one of georges first bows..

    along with many plans and documents exchanged between the two as geo was my fathers mentor.

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