I am trying to make a working model of a Chinese Han Dynasty Crossbow
which are known to have a high powerstroke and medium draw weight (140lbs @28 - 240lbs @28)
, similar to modern crossbow stats.
The following are two prods I am interested to use (already own):
1. 240lb@32" Quad Lam English Longbow as Prod
2. 140@32 Static Recurve (Fibreglass limbs) as prod
The latter looks more historically accurate (sinew horn prod too expensive) but the former has a higher draw weight.
The main challenge is getting the trigger right, does anyone have blueprints or experience with Chinese Han/Qin triggers?
I am willing to buy them if you are willing to make the triggers
Modern steel for the trigger is fine.
This project is inspired by https://historum.com/threads/han-dynasty-crossbow.69030/
Last edited by Fangbows on Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:49 pm; edited 7 times in total