Object Title

Crossbow

Crossbow

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XI.109

Provenance

Ex Renkin Collection. Acquired 1967.

Physical Description

Of unusual length. Steel bow of rectangular section with two shield-shape marks set through a reinforcing block at the end of a long steel tiller. Stell beding lever hinged to tiller, held by a speing release at the butt, and combined with box-lock release mechanism. Button-shaped set trigger and cocking trigger in a steel trigger guard with etched bow and baluster finial. Cross-hair foresight, ornamental hinged-leaf backsight attached to rear of boxlock. Wooden gun-type shoulder butt.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1054 mm (41.5 in), span: 508 mm (20 in) Weight: 9 lb 1 oz

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