Pellet Crossbow

Overall: 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.); Bow: 59.4 cm (23 3/8 in.); Butt: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Weight: 1.8 kg (3.97 lbs.)
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This is a custom-made crossbow combining popular Italian and German designs of the 1600s.


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.
Pellet Crossbow

Pellet Crossbow


South Germany (?), 17th century

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