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» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:25 pm

» Plans and materials for my first build
by chilihook Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:42 am

» ash lath and pin-lock crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:56 am

» starting a 1400's replica
by tghsmith Tue May 11, 2021 12:58 pm

» Late medieval tournament distances?
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am

» Cutting delrin straight by hand?
by kenh Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:24 pm

» Other forums like this one?
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:23 am

» new find in china, terra cotta warrior site
by tghsmith Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:42 am

» Crossbow Books
by Andy. Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:46 pm

» 95lb ancient crossbow shot faster than 960lb medieval
by Fangbows Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm

» best type of horn to use..
by kenh Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:16 pm

» re-introduction
by tghsmith Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:15 pm

» 4 fletch question
by 8fingers Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am

» fix bolts
by MPDVM Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 pm

» Reverse draw compound bow build
by c sitas Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:20 pm

» New Build for 2020
by Gnome Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:19 am

» Spanning bench ideas
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:07 pm

» Is Digitarc still in business?
by Dennis Greenaway Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:03 pm

» Covid 19 and crossbow builders
by banuvatt Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:04 am

» Finish on lashings
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:15 am

» how to Build a non Chinese repeating crossbow?
by c sitas Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:05 pm

» Fascinating reconstruction
by drawknife Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:54 am

» Anyone make their own bolts?
by sydney1942 Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:03 pm

» Cocking via moving the bow.
by ora8i Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:03 pm

» Claw crossbow prototype
by Phil Abrahams Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:20 am


Early & Medieval Crossbows

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No new posts  Global announcement:  The Arbalist Guild - Around the World 1, 2, ... , 4, 5109Ivo10893View latest post Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10202View latest post Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm
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No new posts  Global announcement:  ***FORUM RULES AND GUIDELINES*** 9Admin10000View latest post Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:31 am
by kenh
No new posts  Sticky:  Todd the Archer's Crossbow Kit 

First impressions of his prototype kit

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27Mr. Apol10440View latest post Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:42 pm
by Bs1110101
No new posts  Sticky:  XVI - XVII centuries Crossbow with Windlass 

A crossbow replica, I made about 3 years ago

14Mr SAM10000View latest post Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13336View latest post Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10082View latest post Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Collotiere a Charavines crossbow  

Need measurements

12stuckinthemud11181View latest post Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:25 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   ash lath and pin-lock crossbow 

work-in-progress

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52stuckinthemud12699View latest post Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:56 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   starting a 1400's replica 

build thread

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56tghsmith1276View latest post Tue May 11, 2021 12:58 pm
by tghsmith
No new posts   Late medieval tournament distances? 

Anyone know?

9stuckinthemud1250View latest post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Cutting delrin straight by hand? 9fester796View latest post Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:24 pm
by kenh
No new posts   95lb ancient crossbow shot faster than 960lb medieval 

This is my Chinese Long powerstroke crossbow based on 200 b.c. designs

3Fangbows755View latest post Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm
by Fangbows
No new posts   4 fletch question 3huntsmanlance1480View latest post Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am
by 8fingers
No new posts    fix bolts 19lyonsmayne778View latest post Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 pm
by MPDVM
No new posts   Finish on lashings 

Just melt beeswax?

2stuckinthemud1611View latest post Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:15 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Fascinating reconstruction  

Is this really 14th century technology

10stuckinthemud1847View latest post Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:54 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Anyone make their own bolts? 10stuckinthemud11108View latest post Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:03 pm
by sydney1942
No new posts   Stirrups, how heavy? Design help needed 2stuckinthemud1612View latest post Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:24 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Look what the smith sent 

New tickler and stirrup

2stuckinthemud1600View latest post Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Crossbow accuracy  4topfmine730View latest post Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:51 am
by Geezer
No new posts   snakeskin not birch bark on composite bows in medieval period 

question raised by new york met bow

15stuckinthemud12007View latest post Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:50 pm
by Cornerstone
No new posts   two axle mechanism makers/accurate plans? 

anyone know of a supplier?

0stuckinthemud1430View latest post Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:34 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finally started my first composite bow 7stuckinthemud11247View latest post Fri May 29, 2020 12:40 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Draw length ash lath 

Suggested draw length?

1stuckinthemud1756View latest post Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:47 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Would like to buy or rent a Han Chinese Trigger 3Fangbows825View latest post Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:37 am
by PierreC
No new posts   Making Chinese 240lb Han Crossbow 

240lbs @32"

6Fangbows1421View latest post Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:40 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Goat’s foot lever drawings 1Crossbowman641View latest post Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:18 am
by Geezer
No new posts   How to lash on a lath? 

Need advice on material type and size

19stuckinthemud11060View latest post Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   PVC pipe prod: Normal or loose laminate?  18Bs11101011923View latest post Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:37 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   swiss national museum crossbow IN-46 0stuckinthemud1950View latest post Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Linen or Hemp String 5Stonedog1563View latest post Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:35 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   17th century stonebow school project 17phuphuphnik4440View latest post Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:46 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   swiss national museum crossbow LM-6010 

report on rare 15th century target lock-bow

4stuckinthemud12618View latest post Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:29 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Tickler Dimensions? 4fester739View latest post Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:56 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   anyone know anything about this one - updated with new image 10stuckinthemud11288View latest post Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:16 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Goats Foot Lever 5Rizzar6391View latest post Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:47 am
by Arcuballista
No new posts   Cranequin drawings 0Crossbowman561View latest post Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:46 am
by Crossbowman
No new posts   Drilling out the trigger grove? 4fester568View latest post Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:41 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Faux ivory 3sydney1942603View latest post Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:36 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Fish skin cover on early hornbow 4stuckinthemud1721View latest post Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:14 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   what is nordic/swedish/northern style 2stuckinthemud1740View latest post Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:09 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   crossbow 17136, Royal Armoury Collection, Sweden 

pictures and notes on the above crossbow

7stuckinthemud11403View latest post Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:26 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Goats foot leaver design  3tallpine773View latest post Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:17 am
by Geezer
No new posts   mounting sideplates 3sydney1942749View latest post Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:01 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Binding a prod in leather? 3fester786View latest post Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:08 pm
by Wildtech
No new posts   help with patterns for my 'bow 11stuckinthemud1977View latest post Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:23 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Steel crossbow prods 

leaf springs

2sydney19421189View latest post Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:09 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Yew Composite prod:help needed 

Looking for any andive I can get

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110Edward donald4252View latest post Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:10 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Knottelarmbrüste or other wooden crossbows 16stuckinthemud12637View latest post Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:01 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   can you ID this crossbow? 3stuckinthemud1668View latest post Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:04 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Safely un stringing / stringing powerful Medieval replica crossbow 1Tritonbob659View latest post Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:09 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Seal lath bindings, what to use? 5stuckinthemud1576View latest post Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:54 am
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