Object Title

Crossbow

Crossbow

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XI.132

Provenance

Acquired 1974. From the collection of Dr. R. Williams.

Physical Description

Steel bow of unusually wide set span set through steel reinforced fore-end and secured by a steel wedge. Bow retains its double string with two ebony spacers and a leather pouch. Fore-end has steel acorn finial. Gun shaped flat sided stock with shoulder stock and steel butt plate. Steel bending lever retained by spring catch at back recessed into upper surface of butt and small. Combined box lock release mechanism complete with spring peep backsight. Trigger and trigger guard of steel with acorn finial at front of plate. Sprung double pillar foresight.

Dimensions

OverallLength775mm

Associations

Places England

Notes

Probably that described in his catalorgue, 'An early 19th century English bullet crossbow. Pembridge Castle Sale 7/11/1956. Part of lot.86'.