Re: [SCA-Archery] another Question About Crossbows
- Ld. Eduard,
>What you are describing sounds like a Crossbowman crossbow. Of course it could be a very early model Powermaster. The first Powermasters back in the late 40s had push up releases as did later Powermaster pistol crossbows.
>Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
>At 10:29 AM 11/2/2011, you wrote:
Christian, I have one of the Power-Master bows also. Mine still has the steal cable for a string. The trigger is has a double hook holding the cable which would probably destroy a fiber type of string. The guide rails for the bolt are also aluminum.
Ld. Eduard deWitte
From: "christainblood@..." <christainblood@...>
Sent:< /b> Tuesday, November 1, 2011 10:34 AM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] another Question About Crossbows
Ok since we are on the subject of Crossbows,I have another question..At our local Gun Show I picked up crossbow for $20.00 and it works great.. It is called a PowerMaster,I did find out it was made in the early 70's by Wham-o- yes Wham-o-.It is made all of wood except for the bow part which is heavy aluminum.Well my question is how do I test it to find out what poundage it is? Using the foot brace I can cock it using 2 hands but it would be nice to know how strong it is.... Thanks Christain...