Object Title

Crossbow

Crossbow

Date

1770-1830

Object Number

XI.110

Provenance

Ex Rankin Collection. Acquired 1967.

Physical Description

Of small size for a child. Steel bow of rectangular section set through fore-end and wedged with bone. Wooden teller with steel reinforcing plates between lock and fore-end, tapering to the butt cap which is missing. Tiller has slightly moulded corners. Set into it is a steel bending lever held at the rear by a pin, now missing. Hinged to the lever is a box lock with hook and folding backsight. Cross hair foresight with one arm broken off near base. Release mechanism missing.

Dimensions

OverallLength800 mm