Pellet Crossbow

Pellet Crossbow

1600s

Wood, inlaid with stag horn; flax cord; steel with traces of paint and gilding

Overall: 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.); Bow: 59.4 cm (23 3/8 in.); Butt: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1726

Fun Fact

This is a custom-made crossbow combining popular Italian and German designs of the 1600s.

Description

This ornate pellet crossbow is designed to fire molded clay pellets or small rocks, giving it the name stonebow. The bow is hand drawn and used for hunting small game.

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