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Spanish military-style crossbow, colonial era (1500s-1700s), with original winding lever.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Spanish military-style crossbow, colonial era (1500s-1700s), with original winding lever.
SOLD
1,300.00USDto 2******n+ (227.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2013 Oct 30 @ 21:35UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Spanish military-style crossbow, colonial era (1500s-1700s), with original winding lever. 1.15 kg, 41" long and 29" at its widest. Crossbows like this were used by Spanish military and colonial settlers for hundreds of years, this one with straight wooden stock (nicely carved) connected to a fixed iron lath (bow), iron stirrup in front and long lever trigger in center, forged mounts, double fiber sling (original) with ivory separators still with strong tension when cocked (fully functional) with its original iron winder (separate), all nicely dark with antique patina, just minor pitting on the iron. Found in Spain 25 years ago.