Build a Wooden Crossbow Popular Mechanics Plans
These Popular Mechanics plans are for a wooden crossbow.
This repeating crossbow has all the
handling characteristics of a fine repeating
rifle of the slide-action type. In the hands of an
experienced crossbowman it will deliver five
shots in five seconds with near-rifle accuracy
over ranges up to 40 yards.
arrows, or quarrels, as they are correctly called,
are loaded from the top into a magazine just as
are the cartridges in a bolt-action rifle. After
loading, the bow is cocked by a slide, and the
quarrel is fired by pressing a trigger which releases
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