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» Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow
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» starting a 1400's replica
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» New Medieval just about finished
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» Plans and materials for my first build
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» Bolt rest
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» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
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» ash lath and pin-lock crossbow
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» Late medieval tournament distances?
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» 4 fletch question
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» fix bolts
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Early & Medieval Crossbows

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No new posts  Global announcement:  The Arbalist Guild - Around the World 1, 2, ... , 4, 5109Ivo10897View latest post Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:18 am
by chrisgo
No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10202View latest post Wed May 24, 2017 1:41 pm
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No new posts  Global announcement:  New Members (Registration Issues) 4Ivo2456View latest post Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:49 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  ***FORUM RULES AND GUIDELINES*** 9Admin10000View latest post Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:31 am
by kenh
No new posts  Sticky:  Todd the Archer's Crossbow Kit 

First impressions of his prototype kit

1, 2
27Mr. Apol10443View latest post Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:42 pm
by Bs1110101
No new posts  Sticky:  XVI - XVII centuries Crossbow with Windlass 

A crossbow replica, I made about 3 years ago

14Mr SAM10004View latest post Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13352View latest post Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10084View latest post Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow 2Dark Factor211View latest post Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:36 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Skew of tiller 13crusader386View latest post Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:18 am
by drawknife
No new posts   tiller desgin 10crusader278View latest post Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:37 am
by crusader
No new posts   starting a 1400's replica 

build thread

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57tghsmith1779View latest post Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:25 am
by tghsmith
No new posts   New Medieval just about finished 2stuckinthemud1214View latest post Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:41 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   How do I tune this  2stuckinthemud1200View latest post Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:14 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Bolt rest 

What is the best material

2stuckinthemud1359View latest post Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:24 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Collotiere a Charavines crossbow  

Need measurements

12stuckinthemud11595View latest post Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:25 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   ash lath and pin-lock crossbow 

work-in-progress

1, 2, 3
52stuckinthemud13311View latest post Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:56 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Late medieval tournament distances? 

Anyone know?

9stuckinthemud1406View latest post Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:20 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Cutting delrin straight by hand? 9fester1029View latest post Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:24 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

3Fangbows993View latest post Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:36 pm
by Fangbows
No new posts   4 fletch question 3huntsmanlance1579View latest post Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:14 pm
by 8fingers
No new posts    fix bolts 19lyonsmayne966View latest post Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:40 pm
by MPDVM
No new posts   Finish on lashings 

Just melt beeswax?

2stuckinthemud1737View latest post Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:15 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Fascinating reconstruction  

Is this really 14th century technology

10stuckinthemud11065View latest post Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:54 pm
by drawknife
No new posts   Anyone make their own bolts? 10stuckinthemud11213View latest post Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:03 am
by sydney1942
No new posts   Stirrups, how heavy? Design help needed 2stuckinthemud1714View latest post Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:24 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Look what the smith sent 

New tickler and stirrup

2stuckinthemud1692View latest post Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Crossbow accuracy  4topfmine900View latest post Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:51 am
by Geezer
No new posts   snakeskin not birch bark on composite bows in medieval period 

question raised by new york met bow

15stuckinthemud12106View latest post Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:50 am
by Cornerstone
No new posts   two axle mechanism makers/accurate plans? 

anyone know of a supplier?

0stuckinthemud1492View latest post Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:34 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finally started my first composite bow 7stuckinthemud11301View latest post Thu May 28, 2020 7:40 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Draw length ash lath 

Suggested draw length?

1stuckinthemud1863View latest post Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:47 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Would like to buy or rent a Han Chinese Trigger 3Fangbows897View latest post Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:37 pm
by PierreC
No new posts   Making Chinese 240lb Han Crossbow 

240lbs @32"

6Fangbows1796View latest post Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:40 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Goat’s foot lever drawings 1Crossbowman676View latest post Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:18 am
by Geezer
No new posts   How to lash on a lath? 

Need advice on material type and size

19stuckinthemud11129View latest post Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:52 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   PVC pipe prod: Normal or loose laminate?  18Bs11101012046View latest post Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:37 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   swiss national museum crossbow IN-46 0stuckinthemud11065View latest post Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:58 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Linen or Hemp String 5Stonedog1651View latest post Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:35 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   17th century stonebow school project 17phuphuphnik4582View latest post Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:46 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   swiss national museum crossbow LM-6010 

report on rare 15th century target lock-bow

4stuckinthemud13035View latest post Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:29 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Tickler Dimensions? 4fester817View latest post Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:56 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   anyone know anything about this one - updated with new image 10stuckinthemud11334View latest post Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:16 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Goats Foot Lever 5Rizzar6505View latest post Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:47 pm
by Arcuballista
No new posts   Cranequin drawings 0Crossbowman602View latest post Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:46 am
by Crossbowman
No new posts   Drilling out the trigger grove? 4fester630View latest post Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:41 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Faux ivory 3sydney1942647View latest post Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:36 am
by kenh
No new posts   Fish skin cover on early hornbow 4stuckinthemud1746View latest post Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:14 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   what is nordic/swedish/northern style 2stuckinthemud1839View latest post Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:09 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   crossbow 17136, Royal Armoury Collection, Sweden 

pictures and notes on the above crossbow

7stuckinthemud11537View latest post Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:26 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Goats foot leaver design  3tallpine836View latest post Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:17 am
by Geezer
No new posts   mounting sideplates 3sydney1942813View latest post Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Binding a prod in leather? 3fester874View latest post Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:08 pm
by Wildtech
No new posts   help with patterns for my 'bow 11stuckinthemud11046View latest post Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:23 pm
by stuckinthemud1
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