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Jean Henri Chandler




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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Pilum style bolts         Reply with quote

http://www.greydragon.org/trips/Oct-D&E/i...lts097.jpg

Check out the bolt on the bottom of this rather bad picture from a museum in Bavaria. Looks like a Roman pilum. Anyone seen these before? I would assume it would be good for armor piercing.

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Chuck Russell




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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

looks like a bolt rather than a pilum.
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jan, 2009 7:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, it *is* a bolt (assuming that it's all original and not put together from unrelated parts, etc.), he just means that it looks like a pilum. Yeah, it does! Kind of odd, I wouldn't expect that long narrow shank on a crossbow bolt--cuz it might bend like a pilum! Never seen anything else like that, but crossbows are hardly my area of expertise. Wacky!

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Naythan Goron




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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

made for pricing mail i would believe with its head being so small and all
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