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    1930s Folding Pistolbow

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    1930s Folding Pistolbow

    Post by kenh on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:45 pm

    Just saw this really interesting folding crossbow pistol on EBay. Supposed to date from the 1930s and Michigan... Asking $500.





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    Re: 1930s Folding Pistolbow

    Post by Basilisk120 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:55 pm

    Wow this is really interesting if nothing else I kind of want one but $500 is a bit out of my price range.



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    Re: 1930s Folding Pistolbow

    Post by jds6 on Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:23 am

    wow really cool bow! The price tag is out of my range also. very unique though.
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    Re: 1930s Folding Pistolbow

    Post by Lightly on Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:37 pm

    Actually, it is a lovely little bow! I wish I could afford that, but, uh... not so much! Too bad... I hope someone gets it who will cherish and appreciate it.
    Thanks for the look-see...


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    Re: 1930s Folding Pistolbow

    Post by Ivo on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:49 am

    Just saw the topic while catching up on the reading...

    Ahhh...what a sweet little bow! drunken ..Very cool indeed with the *wooden* limbs on it and the riser - so damn cleverly executed!Very Happy

    Big thanks for sharing this jewel!

    Anyone have anymore info on this little guy? Honestly, it's the first time I'm seeing one of these.

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    Re: 1930s Folding Pistolbow

    Post by kenh on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:03 pm

    It's till got 6 days to run -- or elsewas re-posted. The seller has had two offers, one expired,the other declined. Here's what he had to say about the piece:


    This is an Estate find of an outstanding hand crafted Pistol Crossbow. There is no Makers Mark or any identification that I can find. I was told that it was made in the
    late 1930's or early 1940's by a Gunsmith and a Bowyer in the Flint Mi
    area but I have no proof of this. The stock looks like Black
    Walnut ( hand checkered ) and the limbs look like Osage Orange.

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