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    Exceptionally strange pellet crossbow

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    Post by HeroSK Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:45 pm

    Hi,

    I just met this very strange crossbow over net. Could anyone provide any information about it? It has snake shape prod. I have never seen anything like it.

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    Post by kenh Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:37 pm

    From that picture we can't tell much more than that it does appear to be a pellet bow, and the prod does appear to be a recurve. The prod could be a composite similar to Asian "horsebows", or a metal prod that was shaped and then spring tempered.
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    Post by HeroSK Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:37 am

    It is a metal bow with unusual shape. Here another photo from different angel.

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    Post by Geezer Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:09 am

    It's a pellet-bow allright.  There's a similar bow (maybe the same one?) in the collection in Chicago Art Institute's collections. !Geezer.


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    Post by kenh Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:43 am

    Now THAT's a seriously deflexed center section!  That spring is beautifully done, that's for sure!

    I'm rather taken by that small slurbow above/behind it, myself.
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    Post by Andy. Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:48 pm

    Reminds me a little of the almost parallel limb crossbows of today, and their compact width.

    Perhaps the "clock spring" prod design, reduces felt vibration/recoil, by dissipating much of the firing shock to the sides, rather than fore an aft as per conventional design of the time. I imagine this would be a great benefit particularly with a pellet bow.

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