16thC Latchet Crossbow

These are small moderately powerful crossbows with a top trigger and an inbuilt cocking lever.  Very handy on horseback and as civil defence weapons as they were fast to reload and can be shot one handed. Popular with the Border Rievers.

The short draw length means they cannot be very powerful and the top trigger means they are pointed rather than aimed. Great fun.

Similar crossbows are supplied around 250lb and are lever spanned and can be seen here:

Buy additional bolts here

Specification

  • Cherry stock and bone
  • Waxed linen string
  • Inbuilt cocking lever and trigger assembly
  • Set trigger
  • Range 140m/150yds


Collections: Crossbows

Category: 16th, crossbow, latchet, reiver

Type: Crossbow




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