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Re: Pellet Bows
Reply #15 - Nov 15th, 2004 at 4:19am
 
I saw a picture of a pellet crossbow once.  The design was pretty cool.  It had two bows in the front so that the arms are at right angle to eachother.  If you look at it from the front you'll see that the arms from a big X. I can't remember the details though.  Hope that helps.
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Reply #16 - Nov 15th, 2004 at 2:25pm
 
Hmm... that's interesting.  Can you give any other information about this bow, ie, it's provenance?
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Reply #17 - Nov 15th, 2004 at 8:43pm
 
english,

It was a long time ago.  I came across the picture in a book on the history of weapons.  I really don't recall much else.  The device was big, the bows were the height of the shooter and it was mounted on to a wooden base.  There was a cranking device at the back.  It must have been extremely powerful. 

The book belong to my grandfather.  He might still have it at his home in Toronto.  I'll see what I can do.
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Re: Pellet Bows
Reply #18 - Nov 16th, 2004 at 10:28am
 
Thanks, Tint.  It sounds interesting.  I'm wondering what it could be used for - most pellet bows are low power (Chinese ones even took birds alive, to be able to tame them and breed them).
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Re: Pellet Bows
Reply #19 - Nov 17th, 2004 at 5:40pm
 
hmm i wonder if you could rig up some kinda tube so the shot gos throu the tube and past your nuckels. not historicaly accurite but it might work.


speaking of taking birds alive i have a slight entrest in falconry. My step father is allergic so i cant get one but im just facinated on falconry. Any one here abel to tell me a little about it?
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