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James Britton





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PostPosted: Tue 07 Apr, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Any info on this crossbow ?         Reply with quote

Hi i've had this for a while and was wondering whether its real , replica . old / new?








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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr, 2009 12:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi, I think it is a replica with some age to it. The tone of metal in the photos suggests it is zamak (= pot metal, brittle zinc+aluminium+copper alloy). The bow is unstrung yet arched deeply backwards - this kind of replica was usually fitted with an elastic string to give a certain amount of "realism" along the working toggle. Actually, if you try to bend this bow further more it will possibly break.
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James Britton





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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr, 2009 4:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks alot, very helpful , great forum Happy
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