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    Repeating crossbow - GIF

    Invented in ancient China about 400 BCE, the repeating crossbow has a lever-operated reload and firing mechanism that allows the crossbowman to fire 10 bolts in 15 seconds.




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    Gess ler William Tell would/may have liked that. It seems reasonably accurate over the short distance but probably not enough to split an apple on ones family head.
    Last edited by ranald; 01-24-2019 at 06:33 PM. Reason: add extra

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    Great idea, an effective weapon though?

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    Brilliant for being thought of 2400 years ago. Saw a show on the BBC or maybe NOVA awhile back on them... Thanks Altair!


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