Evolution of the Cross Bow.




 
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October 6th, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 

Topic: Evolution of the Cross Bow.


Yesterday after a evening in the woods, I watched as a friend of mine pulled a broad tip bolt out of the dirt where it passed through the now shattered shoulder bone of a pretty good size Doe.

The bolt proved to have plenty of power as the tip was bent from the impact with the bone structure, impressive, but sucks now he has to by a new one.

This instantly brought a interesting thought to mind, what where the orginol applications? And the basic run down on the evolution of this anceint weapon?

Any and all reference materials for reading or comments are very welcome.

Yo
October 10th, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
If memory serves me correctly, the crossbow was invented in China well before it got to Europe.

Damn clever those Chinese
October 21st, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 
I'd like to meet the first person to lose the tip of their thump for not pulling their thumb in before firing the weapon.
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October 21st, 2011  
eTe
 
 
Haha seen it happen, Yos?
October 21st, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yossarian
I'd like to meet the first person to lose the tip of their thump for not pulling their thumb in before firing the weapon.
Then you probably will have to get your shovel out and start digging. Good luck lol.
 


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