Archery has been practiced for centuries. Many cultures developed archery as a means of hunting for food as well as a weapon to fend off others. You can build your own crossbows and arrows using these free plans.
This repeating crossbow has all the handling characteristics of a fine repeating rifle of the slide-action type. In the hands of an experienced crossbowman it will deliver five shots in five seconds with near-rifle accuracy over ranges up to 40 yards.
Excellent instructions for this crossbow, but it lacks pictures and drawings.
Two models of crossbows are described, both very similar in construction except that one has a wood bow and the other a steel bow.