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» Troubleshooting
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:08 pm

» 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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» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:45 am

» Bad Antler
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:09 am

» best type of horn to use..
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» 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
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» Black inlay
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» Roller nut details
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» 330#/7" wood bow
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» starting a 1400's replica
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» 18th century German crossbow reproduction
by Fangbows Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:15 am

» replacement for baleen?
by tghsmith Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:30 am

» Josef alm in English
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:07 pm

» Medieval crossbow finished
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:05 pm

» Trigger mechanisms
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:23 am

» Finish wooden stock
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:06 am

» finish prod binding
by kenh Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:26 am

» What bolts do you use?
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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, 5109Ivo10985View latest post Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10260View latest post Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm
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No new posts  Global announcement:  New Members (Registration Issues) 4Ivo2992View latest post Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:49 pm
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No new posts  Global announcement:  ***FORUM RULES AND GUIDELINES*** 9Admin10014View 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. Apol10577View 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 SAM10016View latest post Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13589View latest post Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10121View latest post Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Troubleshooting 7Cscott158View latest post Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:08 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   stirrup dimensions? 1crusader82View latest post Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:49 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Skane/Lillohus lockbow information needed 2stuckinthemud1219View latest post Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:23 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   need help contacting le musee Dauphinois Grenoble 0stuckinthemud1122View latest post Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:22 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Collotiere a Charavines crossbow  

Need measurements

14stuckinthemud12661View latest post Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:45 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Bad Antler 4crusader207View latest post Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:09 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Han Dynasty Chinese Crossbow  3Fangbows520View latest post Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:00 pm
by hullutiedemies
No new posts   Drawing of Crossbow  10crusader514View latest post Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:01 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Black inlay 2crusader225View latest post Fri May 13, 2022 3:18 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Roller nut details 9crusader615View latest post Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:44 pm
by drawknife
No new posts   330#/7" wood bow 3hullutiedemies657View 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
96tghsmith4353View 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?

3stuckinthemud1481View 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

4stuckinthemud1406View latest post Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:07 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Medieval crossbow finished 8crusader841View latest post Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:05 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Trigger mechanisms 

Multi axle designs needed

6stuckinthemud1791View latest post Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:23 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Finish wooden stock 3crusader469View latest post Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:06 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finish prod binding 1crusader493View latest post Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:26 am
by kenh
No new posts   What bolts do you use? 4stuckinthemud1635View latest post Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:43 am
by hullutiedemies
No new posts   reinforcement Pin 2crusader388View latest post Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:40 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   New Medieval just about finished 5stuckinthemud11133View 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

1Fangbows880View latest post Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:41 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow 3Dark Factor995View latest post Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:30 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Skew of tiller 13crusader1012View latest post Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:18 am
by drawknife
No new posts   tiller desgin 10crusader871View latest post Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:37 am
by crusader
No new posts   How do I tune this  2stuckinthemud1523View latest post Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:14 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Bolt rest 

What is the best material

2stuckinthemud1849View 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
52stuckinthemud14335View latest post Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:56 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Late medieval tournament distances? 

Anyone know?

9stuckinthemud1785View latest post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Cutting delrin straight by hand? 9fester1659View 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

3Fangbows1426View latest post Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm
by Fangbows
No new posts   4 fletch question 3huntsmanlance1778View latest post Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am
by 8fingers
No new posts    fix bolts 19lyonsmayne1238View latest post Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 pm
by MPDVM
No new posts   Finish on lashings 

Just melt beeswax?

2stuckinthemud1928View latest post Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:15 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Fascinating reconstruction  

Is this really 14th century technology

10stuckinthemud11351View latest post Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:54 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Anyone make their own bolts? 10stuckinthemud11532View latest post Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:03 pm
by sydney1942
No new posts   Stirrups, how heavy? Design help needed 2stuckinthemud1861View latest post Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:24 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Look what the smith sent 

New tickler and stirrup

2stuckinthemud1939View latest post Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Crossbow accuracy  4topfmine1276View 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

15stuckinthemud12258View 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?

0stuckinthemud1662View latest post Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:34 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finally started my first composite bow 7stuckinthemud11578View latest post Fri May 29, 2020 12:40 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Draw length ash lath 

Suggested draw length?

1stuckinthemud11026View latest post Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:47 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Would like to buy or rent a Han Chinese Trigger 3Fangbows1186View latest post Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:37 am
by PierreC
No new posts   Making Chinese 240lb Han Crossbow 

240lbs @32"

6Fangbows2405View latest post Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:40 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Goat’s foot lever drawings 1Crossbowman889View latest post Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:18 am
by Geezer
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