On these page you can find some pictures of old crossbows.

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Crossbow as used in Flanders, powered by a windlass
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Not a complete picture,
look at the center less nut.

Various models of "voetboog"
at a tournament.
In front an activated bow constructed around 1950.


Not a complete picture, 
but a nice decoration plate beside the tiller and  nut cage.


Crossbow built in1990.
Draw force: ~350 kg - 775 lbs
(A replica of this model can be ordered)


Detail of the nut and sight system


    Prod end with bowstring


Detail of a windlass
Replica of an old model.

Arrows used on the above crossbow, for target shooting: