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Old 28th April 2012, 04:00 PM   #137
Matchlock
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Default 14th and 15th C. Crossbows Employed on Horseback!

Such pieces of period artwork are quite rare to detect.

The first instance dated 1461, the lower two ca. 1340, all from Swiss manuscripts.

At bottom a 1480's illustration from the Wolfegg Hausbuch, fol. 51v-52r, showing a crossbow in its quiver suspended from the saddle.

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