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#1 Nico

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:25 AM


Hi all

Stelug's post on hunting with stone bows has reawakend my interest in acquiring a working replica of the stone/pellet shooting crossbows used to hunt birds in the trees.

They used to use these with baked earth clay balls and later lead balls..

Does anyone know a source?

Nico


#2 e~shot

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:39 AM

Nico, check this pic, I have no idea where I downloaded this from

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:29 PM

Hi all

Stelug's post on hunting with stone bows has reawakend my interest in acquiring a working replica of the stone/pellet shooting crossbows used to hunt birds in the trees.

They used to use these with baked earth clay balls and later lead balls..

Does anyone know a source?

Nico

Hi take a look at the book of the crossbow by Ralph payne Gallwey and try Tods stuff he is a maker of these . Hope this helps Magnethttp://www.todsstuff.co.uk/

Edited by magnet, 03 June 2011 - 04:43 PM.


#4 NoSugarRob

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:35 AM

this looks good Nico. Keep us upto date with how you go on this please. gonna google stone crossbow right now.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:03 AM

Nico, check this pic, I have no idea where I downloaded this from

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Possibly this site http://www.knightsed...t-crossbow.aspx

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:00 AM

i liked this.. its quite elegant i think, un cluttered.. i just like it
http://www.brlsi.org...hibit.cfm?id=27

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:50 AM

Thanks guys,

I know they wont be cheap as I saw on todd's stuff they are for 750 pounds thats 56 hours of work for me right there, but it would be awesome to one day own a functional classic stone crossbow and take some game with it.

When I have less bills to pay then I will invest in one of these unless I can find something within my current budget.

I'd build one myself if I knew better about crossbows but my forte is slingshots..

Nico


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Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:30 AM

Hi Nico.

Just thought Id mention this book.I recieved it yesterday for my birthday.
"The practical guide to......MAN POWERED WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION" (experiments-- with Catapults,Musketballs,Stonebows,Blowpipes,Big Airguns,and Bullet Bows.) BY Richard Middleton. Theres lots of info on the specifics on Ammunition and Velocities. Chapter 3....Yew-wood BULLET CROSSBOW . crossbows, . The books a very technical but a great reference,and very intresting. Regards Dean (Ulfen spirit)

Thanks guys,

I know they wont be cheap as I saw on todd's stuff they are for 750 pounds thats 56 hours of work for me right there, but it would be awesome to one day own a functional classic stone crossbow and take some game with it.

When I have less bills to pay then I will invest in one of these unless I can find something within my current budget.

I'd build one myself if I knew better about crossbows but my forte is slingshots..

Nico



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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:47 PM

I have that book as well and like it.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:05 AM

hey i seen this on on the google images

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:47 AM

Try www.thedarkblade.com

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Hi all

Stelug's post on hunting with stone bows has reawakend my interest in acquiring a working replica of the stone/pellet shooting crossbows used to hunt birds in the trees.

They used to use these with baked earth clay balls and later lead balls..

Does anyone know a source?

Nico



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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:16 AM

Hi nico, saddly I read this post very late. Butt let me add that a crossbow is nothing else than two sticks tighteeen toghether with a trigger-release system. Infact for centuries it had been the elementary weapon of the poor country man who cannot afford the cost of a good bow. I sayt that because I am shure with your's skill's you can achieve a good do it your' self success, choosing for the bow some harmonic steel (better not a sinngle piece but more layers to avoid cathatsrofic brekings) or mae be also tightineng at the ends of a forks some strong elastuics (arbalete concepts). I made my first crosbow at ten years using old umbrella's limbs both for the arrows and (tightened toghether) for the limbs and I am not proud sayng that it was e real lethal wepon that prooved to be able to kill (short distance) any living subject in my place (lukly I did not tested on humans :) )

Ps: For the limbs the rods where tightened in a decreasing numbers: six, five or four at center ending with only two or one at the tips, so to have an exceptioonal speed and an adequate drawing force

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#13 Nico

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:36 PM

Thanks guys I havent abandoned this project all together as to whether buying an authentic working replica or gasp making one which I have limited time to invest I'd rather have one made.

Its mostly for aesthetic reasons as I am much more content with my homemade slingshots for hunting and work extremely well for that purpose.

Thanks everyone for the input

Nico




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