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    Post by dutchbow Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:39 pm

    I have been offered a replica crossbow.
    It is not in the best condition and I do not know if it works properly
    but I think it looks nice and I'm thinking about to buy it.

    Now the main question: what is it worth?
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    Post by Todd the archer Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:39 pm

    Probally okay as a wall hanger decoration but as a working example not so much. Just my humble opinion.



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    Post by Geezer Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:23 pm

    The replica bow looks very much like the inexpensive tourist-specials sold in San Marino. I have one myself, hanging around the shop. It dates from 40 years ago, when I bought it from Dixie Arms co.
    If it's like mine, the prod isn't a very good spring... the bowstring is obviously unserviceable. The tickler has an unusual external spring. Mine has a very small solid-brass roller nut in a poorly made socket, capped with a piece of black iron. The prod-clamp is an interesting type... not uncommon with Italian bows. I've never cared much for it, but it might be serviceable.
    This is a wall-hanger. If they'll sell it for a song, it might be worth having, but don't expect good service. Geezer.
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    Post by Geezer Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:26 pm

    One other thing: If you buy this thing and expect to shoot it, first remove that flat plate-sight just ahead of the string. It's gonna get hit by the string with the first shot.... which is probably why the string is in such rotten shape. Geezer.
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    Post by Ivo Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:11 pm

    Oh...that thing. I don't know how to be delicate enough about that *creation*...good thing Geezer is here and set the example.


    Basically...There is a youtube video showing what these bows are.



    So...unfortunately this is not a replica or even a weapon. It does however have *some value* if you consider the possibility that it was made entirely by hand, from the scraps found at the plane crash site, by the hard working villagers of ... wherever. scratch

    Ivo

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    Now the main question: what is it worth?

    Hmmm...certainly not the asking price...a good start would be $10 and a
    promise that that money will go to feed the starving children of...wherever.
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    Post by dutchbow Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:16 am

    thank you all for your delicate reply's Laughing

    I do not expect it is a good functioning crossbow.
    My interest is only for decorative use, it would look nice on the wall.
    The guy asks $ 20,- for it and the money will not feed the starving children.

    I will reconsider this buy, I think I can find something better.

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