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» starting a 1400's replica
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» replacement for baleen?
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» Josef alm in English
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» Medieval crossbow finished
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» Trigger mechanisms
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» Finish wooden stock
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» finish prod binding
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» What bolts do you use?
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» reinforcement Pin
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» Ball shooting Crossbows worth the bother
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» New Medieval just about finished
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» 3D file medieval crossbow tiller
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» Ancient Crossbow Reproduction 120lb@28"
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» Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow
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» Skew of tiller
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» tiller desgin
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» Want to build modern target crossbow
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» How do I tune this
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» Plans and materials for my first build
by c sitas Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:39 am

» Bolt rest
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:24 pm

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

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

» Late medieval tournament distances?
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» Cutting delrin straight by hand?
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» Other forums like this one?
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Early & Medieval Crossbows

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No new posts  Sticky:  Todd the Archer's Crossbow Kit 

First impressions of his prototype kit

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27Mr. Apol10443View 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 SAM10006View latest post Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
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No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13362View latest post Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
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No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10092View latest post Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   starting a 1400's replica 

build thread

1, 2, 3
73tghsmith2747View latest post Today at 9:45 am
by tghsmith
No new posts   replacement for baleen? 

anyone know of a way of imitating baleen?

3stuckinthemud185View latest post Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:30 am
by tghsmith
No new posts   Josef alm in English 

Anyone know where I can get a copy

4stuckinthemud177View latest post Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:07 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Medieval crossbow finished 8crusader116View latest post Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:05 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Trigger mechanisms 

Multi axle designs needed

6stuckinthemud1189View latest post Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:23 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Finish wooden stock 3crusader142View latest post Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:06 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finish prod binding 1crusader183View latest post Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:26 am
by kenh
No new posts   What bolts do you use? 4stuckinthemud1231View latest post Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:43 am
by hullutiedemies
No new posts   reinforcement Pin 2crusader136View latest post Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:40 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   New Medieval just about finished 5stuckinthemud1727View 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

1Fangbows458View latest post Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:41 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow 3Dark Factor479View latest post Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:30 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Skew of tiller 13crusader616View latest post Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:18 am
by drawknife
No new posts   tiller desgin 10crusader516View latest post Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:37 am
by crusader
No new posts   How do I tune this  2stuckinthemud1327View latest post Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:14 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Bolt rest 

What is the best material

2stuckinthemud1601View latest post Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:24 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Collotiere a Charavines crossbow  

Need measurements

12stuckinthemud11947View 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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52stuckinthemud13783View latest post Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:56 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Late medieval tournament distances? 

Anyone know?

9stuckinthemud1568View latest post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Cutting delrin straight by hand? 9fester1239View 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

3Fangbows1205View latest post Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm
by Fangbows
No new posts   4 fletch question 3huntsmanlance1652View latest post Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am
by 8fingers
No new posts    fix bolts 19lyonsmayne1072View latest post Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 pm
by MPDVM
No new posts   Finish on lashings 

Just melt beeswax?

2stuckinthemud1812View latest post Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:15 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Fascinating reconstruction  

Is this really 14th century technology

10stuckinthemud11156View latest post Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:54 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Anyone make their own bolts? 10stuckinthemud11344View latest post Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:03 pm
by sydney1942
No new posts   Stirrups, how heavy? Design help needed 2stuckinthemud1763View latest post Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:24 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Look what the smith sent 

New tickler and stirrup

2stuckinthemud1786View latest post Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Crossbow accuracy  4topfmine1004View 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

15stuckinthemud12174View 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?

0stuckinthemud1540View latest post Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:34 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finally started my first composite bow 7stuckinthemud11375View latest post Fri May 29, 2020 12:40 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Draw length ash lath 

Suggested draw length?

1stuckinthemud1914View latest post Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:47 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Would like to buy or rent a Han Chinese Trigger 3Fangbows970View latest post Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:37 am
by PierreC
No new posts   Making Chinese 240lb Han Crossbow 

240lbs @32"

6Fangbows1989View latest post Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:40 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Goat’s foot lever drawings 1Crossbowman743View 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

19stuckinthemud11190View latest post Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   PVC pipe prod: Normal or loose laminate?  18Bs11101012117View latest post Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:37 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   swiss national museum crossbow IN-46 0stuckinthemud11178View latest post Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Linen or Hemp String 5Stonedog1809View latest post Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:35 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   17th century stonebow school project 17phuphuphnik4681View 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

4stuckinthemud13497View latest post Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:29 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Tickler Dimensions? 4fester910View latest post Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:56 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   anyone know anything about this one - updated with new image 10stuckinthemud11481View latest post Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:16 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Goats Foot Lever 5Rizzar6612View latest post Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:47 am
by Arcuballista
No new posts   Cranequin drawings 0Crossbowman641View latest post Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:46 am
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