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Old 1st December 2012, 09:06 PM   #197
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Originally Posted by Matchlock
Preserved at the City museum of Cologne, Germany.

In the first picture, the bow is of course inversed; this had been corrected by the time the second picture was taken.

The open curve of the composite bow is due to not having had a string attached for hundreds of years.

The detached bow of a huge wall crossbow also at the Cologne museum.


This is a false statement. Any horn bow or horn lath pulls forward like that when unstrung, even completely new ones.
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