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    "Gladiator" Four Shot Crossbow Movie Prop: Feasible?

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    Post by JoergS on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:50 am

    I am in the process of making a four shot "revolver" crossbow powered with rubber (of course). It already works! Will soon present it.

    I have done some research on the concept and found that Ridley Scott had the same idea... the movie prop makers at Zorg made a great weapon which I think would be quite functional.

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    I like that little thing a lot. Do you think a replica is worth the efforts?
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    Post by Geezer on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:46 am

    I think it's possible to make a workable 4-shooter based on the pics. You would have to be careful to shoot the bows in the correct order, it would way a ton and be hellishly complex, but it would be possible.
    And NO, I won't make a four-shooter, or a three, or even a two. I think they're ridiculous. Geezer.
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    Post by Geezer on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:47 am

    let's try "weigh" a ton, not 'way'.
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    Post by chaz on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:13 am

    Geezer,

    Ridiculously wicked looking!

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    Post by stoneagebowyer on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:52 am

    Geezer, please make me a 5 shooter. Or a 10 shooter Smile

    Joerg, this will be a really fun weapon. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with.

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    Post by jeep on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:02 am

    This is a two shots crossbow build some years ago it work pretty well whit two classic 150# glass fiber prods and it's fun to shoot moving target
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    Post by jeep on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:04 am

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    Post by Kale Schlegel on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:15 am

    That two shot crossbow is amazingly cool ! Is it weird to aim ? Neutral Also , have any trigger diagram picture/s ?
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    Post by Kale Schlegel on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:27 pm

    Just got a new book, "The Book of the Crossbow" By Ralph Payne-Gallwey. Was giving it a quick look through and noticed something in the section referred to as "Ancient Siege Engines" Specifically on page 302 ballista for throwing stone balls. Has anyone seen one of these before? I'm highly interested in such a device, partly because it reminds me of this post ( for obvious reasons )Can't find any pictures online , and only the conventional ballistas show up in searches. ???

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