Join Date: Jan 2011
I think that this one could be from 1480-1490 or something like that, based on the strange and probably early four-axle lock mechanism.
I have written a little article explaining my thoughts about how this one is related to two other 15th c crossbows.
This one wasn't displayed when I was at Leeds either, but the floor with the hunting stuff was closed for rebuilding/rearranging or something like that.
I don't know if it has been displayed in modern times at all? I guess there would be more photos of it if it has been shown.