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.
The Chinese Repeating Crossbow
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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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