The Development of the Crossbow
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The Development of the Crossbow

The Development of the Crossbow




      

The Development of the Crossbow


The Development of the Crossbow

After the first raw idea, or inductive discovery as it is called, had disclosed to the thinking archer the principle of the crossbow it was not long before other geniuses began to improve upon his scheme for the age of invention and of iron was at hand.

The simplest form of crossbow was a straight wooden stick with the bow fixed to one end and a notch cut near the other end to hold the string after it was drawn back, but it was hard to release the string and make it catch the arrow, and this soon led to the making of a trigger to release the bowstring.

Following this great improvement came the grooved guide for the arrow, which corresponds to the barrel of a gun, for the purpose of making the arrow shoot straight. It was perfectly natural that the next improvement should be a gunstock, so that the crossbow could be rested against the shoulder, and then came the sights.

By this time the bow was made of steel instead of wood, and since steel is much stronger and is more elastic than yew wood, the bow was made much shorter and thicker and to tell them apart when speaking the yew bow was called the longbow, while the other was known as a crossbow, or arbalest. Finally the springs were made so short and 'Stiff that a powerful mechanical device was needed for pulling the bowstring, and when this was invented and applied to the crossbow it took on the appearance shown in Fig. 6.

Other small improvements were made until the crossbow had a gunstock, a steel barrel, an improved trigger with trigger guard and front and rear sights, all of which is shown in Fig. 7; in fact, as you will plainly see, it was but one step removed from a firearm. All that was needed was an explosive to shoot a ball, a means for lighting it, and the brain of a genius to point the way to do it, and this was soon forthcoming.

Collins, A. Frederick. Shooting, for Boys,. New York: Moffat, Yard and, 1917. Print.

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