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    Post by jds6 Sun May 20, 2012 9:55 pm

    Greetings All,

    Just found a few pics of a 15th century crossbow from Venice. I was really in awe on how it was constructed. It looks to me that the tiller was mortised out for the hinge that secured the prod. Then had an inlay of bone or ivory.

    Maybe some of you experts can give some input on what you think.
    Very interesting to me though ( being new to all this )

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    Post by 8fingers Sun May 20, 2012 10:19 pm

    I am not sure but it looks like they used a curved wedge to secure the prod ( 1st and 3rd pics).
    Is the second picture of the same bow? It appears to have a different stirrup and a frayed string. It all so appears to be missing the extended table of the first and third photos and a heavier / wider body.
    Were these photos from the Doge's Palace?

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