Object Title

Crossbow

Crossbow

Date

1700-1740

Object Number

XI.15

Physical Description

The bow passes through the reinforced fore-end and is secured with wedges. Straight, square-section stock inlaid above with a decorative brass plate and grooved at the rear to recieve the cocking lever and action. The latter is a pivoted cord-hook locked in the set position by a spring catch. To release, a button on top is depressed. Hinged backsight, the foresight pillars are missing, the cord is preserved. The oblate butt and lever terminals are oblate spheroids of steel.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 717 mm (28.25 in), span: 610 mm (24 in) Weight: 3 lb 14 oz

Associations

Places England