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    Few crossbows at the army museum in Brussels

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    Few crossbows at the army museum in Brussels

    Post by Dulcimer on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:34 am

    As promised i would post some pictures of crossbows at the army museum in Brussels. My visit there was a bit disappointing concerning crossbows; they had only a few crossbows ( they must haver lots more but at the moment not showed to the public). The museum is worth visiting although it's old-fashioned; it's so filled with uniforms, helmets, weapons, airplanes, canons that it overwhelms you in short time.
    I took one picture of an old pistol ( pre-flintlock era) with beautiful engraving ( for those interested in inlaying their crossbow)
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    Re: Few crossbows at the army museum in Brussels

    Post by ferdinand on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:14 pm

    Thanks for the pics! Please post more!
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    Re: Few crossbows at the army museum in Brussels

    Post by biou on Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:50 am

    very beautifull crossbows to reproduce???

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    Re: Few crossbows at the army museum in Brussels

    Post by 8fingers on Sun May 12, 2013 12:19 am

    Does anyone know if these serpentine handles on cranquines have some function besides looks? Do the crank smoother, offer some balance or other benefit?

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