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30305Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: The Fourth Peerage?

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  • James Koch
    Mar 2 9:14 AM
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      Jon,
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      I actually have photos of an air gun from a museum in Europe accurately dated to 1550.  They had X-ray photos and I obtained one.  The gun contains a steel coil spring driven piston in the shoulder stock.  A Quackenbush mechanism supposedly invented in the 19th century!  I have been planning to build a working copy, but just don't have the time.
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      Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
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      >At 11:38 AM 3/2/2012, you wrote:
       

      Actually trigger releases are quite SCA period, pre 1600. They came into use at the very start of the 1500's.

      Jon

      On Mar 2, 2012, at 6:27 AM, David A. Nolan wrote:

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      > "I'd love to see more recognition of 'period' equipment and gear regardless of bow type...but that's me."
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      > I couldn't agree more. People who shoot period bows (and crossbows) definitely get more respect from me. They're succeeding with a more difficult weapons platform. Seeing some archers out there with a modern fitted crossbow stock and trigger doesn't seem nearly as level to me as a lever action. I wonder how the score percentages between now and crossbow look if you run only period equipment numbers? Could we see that?
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      > Aengus O'Nolan
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