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» Codex Löffelholz crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:14 pm

» Digitar prodsc
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» Troubleshooting
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» Arab Crossbow
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» Skane/Lillohus crossbow thread
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» Wood Prods
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» Colletiere a Charavines crossbow
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» Simplified Löffelhotz speedloader
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» Fiberglass H-bows
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» Bad Antler
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» Anyone make their own bolts?
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» Josef alm in English
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» Qin/Han lock drawings
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» stirrup dimensions?
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» Skane/Lillohus lockbow information needed
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» need help contacting le musee Dauphinois Grenoble
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» Low Draw Weight Build
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» Trigger testing Rig/Jig?
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» best type of horn to use..
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:13 am

» Han Dynasty Chinese Crossbow
by hullutiedemies Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:00 pm

» Drawing of Crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:01 am

» "How To Make Everything": Early Crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:41 am

» Black inlay
by stuckinthemud1 Fri May 13, 2022 3:18 pm

» Roller nut details
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» 330#/7" wood bow
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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, 5109Ivo11168View latest post Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10436View latest post Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm
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No new posts  Global announcement:  New Members (Registration Issues) 4Ivo3040View latest post Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:49 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts  Global announcement:  ***FORUM RULES AND GUIDELINES*** 9Admin10087View 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

1, 2
27Mr. Apol10911View 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 SAM10060View latest post Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM14162View latest post Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10204View latest post Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Codex Löffelholz crossbow 4crusader76View latest post Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:14 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Digitar prodsc 1sydney194298View latest post Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:42 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Troubleshooting 22Cscott677View latest post Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:29 pm
by Andy.
No new posts   Arab Crossbow 

Sample from the Alhambra

18Geezer5103View latest post Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:39 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Skane/Lillohus crossbow thread 

Shameless attempt to share everyone’s research

19stuckinthemud1280View latest post Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:22 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Colletiere a Charavines crossbow  

Need measurements

23stuckinthemud13158View latest post Fri Dec 30, 2022 8:54 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Bad Antler 6crusader403View latest post Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:48 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Anyone make their own bolts? 12stuckinthemud11790View latest post Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:20 am
by Juniper
No new posts   Josef alm in English 

Anyone know where I can get a copy

5stuckinthemud1595View latest post Sat Oct 15, 2022 4:22 am
by Juniper
No new posts   stirrup dimensions? 1crusader168View latest post Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:49 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Skane/Lillohus lockbow information needed 2stuckinthemud1438View latest post Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:23 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   need help contacting le musee Dauphinois Grenoble 0stuckinthemud1269View latest post Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:22 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Han Dynasty Chinese Crossbow  3Fangbows668View latest post Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:00 pm
by hullutiedemies
No new posts   Drawing of Crossbow  10crusader700View latest post Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:01 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Black inlay 2crusader317View latest post Fri May 13, 2022 3:18 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Roller nut details 9crusader742View latest post Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:44 pm
by drawknife
No new posts   330#/7" wood bow 3hullutiedemies761View latest post Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:08 am
by Anatine Duo
No new posts   starting a 1400's replica 

build thread

1, 2, 3, 4
96tghsmith4608View latest post Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:26 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   replacement for baleen? 

anyone know of a way of imitating baleen?

3stuckinthemud1539View latest post Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:30 am
by tghsmith
No new posts   Medieval crossbow finished 8crusader1004View latest post Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:05 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Trigger mechanisms 

Multi axle designs needed

6stuckinthemud1911View latest post Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:23 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Finish wooden stock 3crusader556View latest post Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:06 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finish prod binding 1crusader575View latest post Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:26 am
by kenh
No new posts   What bolts do you use? 4stuckinthemud1689View latest post Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:43 am
by hullutiedemies
No new posts   reinforcement Pin 2crusader425View latest post Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:40 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   New Medieval just about finished 5stuckinthemud11190View latest post Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:01 pm
by Gnome
No new posts   Ancient Crossbow Reproduction 120lb@28" 

Warring States to Han Dynasty Chinese Design

1Fangbows939View latest post Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:41 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow 3Dark Factor1056View latest post Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:30 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Skew of tiller 13crusader1057View latest post Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:18 am
by drawknife
No new posts   tiller desgin 10crusader913View latest post Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:37 am
by crusader
No new posts   How do I tune this  2stuckinthemud1557View latest post Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:14 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Bolt rest 

What is the best material

2stuckinthemud1893View latest post Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:24 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   ash lath and pin-lock crossbow 

work-in-progress

1, 2, 3
52stuckinthemud14475View latest post Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:56 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Late medieval tournament distances? 

Anyone know?

9stuckinthemud1811View latest post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Cutting delrin straight by hand? 9fester1790View 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

3Fangbows1496View latest post Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm
by Fangbows
No new posts   4 fletch question 3huntsmanlance1806View latest post Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am
by 8fingers
No new posts    fix bolts 19lyonsmayne1266View latest post Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 pm
by MPDVM
No new posts   Finish on lashings 

Just melt beeswax?

2stuckinthemud1955View latest post Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:15 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Fascinating reconstruction  

Is this really 14th century technology

10stuckinthemud11383View latest post Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:54 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Stirrups, how heavy? Design help needed 2stuckinthemud1884View latest post Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:24 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Look what the smith sent 

New tickler and stirrup

2stuckinthemud1970View latest post Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Crossbow accuracy  4topfmine1319View 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

15stuckinthemud12291View 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?

0stuckinthemud1682View latest post Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:34 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finally started my first composite bow 7stuckinthemud11606View latest post Fri May 29, 2020 12:40 am
by stuckinthemud1
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