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CONTENTS
Original Page ix

Part I
The History of the Crossbow , with Notes Comparative on the Longbow  Shortbow  and  Handgun

Chapter Pages 
I.
The Military Crossbow
3-10
II
The Sporting Crossbow
11-13
III.
 The General Dimensions of Crossbows
14-15
IV.
The Bolts Used with Crossbows
16-19
V.
The Range of the Medieval Crossbow and How It Compared in Respect with the Longbow
20-30
VI.
The Shortbow and Longbow in Relation to the Crossbow
31-37
VII.
The Handgun in Relation to the Crossbow
38-39
VIII.
Summary of the Development of the Medieval Handgun
40-42
IX.
A Summary of the History of the Crossbow
43-53
Part II 
The Construction and Management of Crossbows: 
Mediaeval
X. The Primitive Crossbow with Bow of Solid Wood which was Bent by Manual Power Only 57-61
XI.
The Thirteenth and Fourteenth Century Crossbow, with a Composite Bow (of Yew, Horn and Tendon) which was Bent  by Hand, or by a Thong and Pulley, or by a Metal Claw Attached to the Crossbowman's Belt 
62-65

Chapter
Original Page x
Page
XII. How the Bow of the Primitive Crossbow was Attached to the
Stock by a Bridle of Cord or Sinew
66-69
XIII.  How the Crossbowman Placed the Bolt of His Crossbow
on the Stock of His Weapon so as to Give the Bolt a Free
Loose and Correct Flight
70-72
XIV. The Various Contrivances Employed in the Thirteenth and
Fourteenth Centuries for Bending the Bows of Crossbows
which were Too Strong to be Bent by Manual Power Only -
The Cord and Pulley
73-75
XV. The Various Contrivances Employed for Bending the Bows of Crossbows (continued) - The Claw and Belt 76-80
XVI. The Various Contrivances Employed for Bending the Bows
of Crossbows (continued) - The Screw and Handle
81-83
XVII. The Various Contrivances Employed for Bending the Bows
of Crossbows (Concluded)- The Goat's Foot Lever
84-89
XVIII. The Fifteenth Century Military and Sporting Crossbow
with a Thick Steel Bow which was Bent by a Windlass and
Ropes and Discharged a Bolt
90-91
XIX. The Construction of a Powerful Crossbow, such as was used
in the Fifteenth Century for Killing Deer with a Heavy
Non-Poisonous Bolt - The Stock
92-94
XX. The Construction of the Crossbow (continued)
The Revolving Nut and Its Socket
95-97
XXI. The Construction of the Crossbow (continued)
The Trigger and Lock
98-100
XXII. The Construction of the Crossbow (continued)
The Steel Bow, the Bow Irons and the Stirrup
101-104
XXIII. The Construction of the Crossbow (continued)
How to Fix the Bow to the Stock
105-107
XXIV. The Construction of the Crossbow (continued)
The Groove for the Bolt
108-109
XXV. The Construction of the Crossbow (continued)
The Bow String
110-113
XXVI. The Construction of the Crossbow (continued)
How to Fit the Bow String to the Bow
114-119
XXVII.
The Construction of the Crossbow (continued)
The Windlass
120-125
XXVIII. The Construction of the Crossbow (continued)
The Bolt or Quarrel and How It was Arranged on the
Stock of the Crossbow
126-128

Chapter
Original Page xi
Pages
XXIX.
The Slurbow
129-130
XXX. The Sixteenth Century Sporting Crossbow, with Thick Steel
 Bow which was Bent by a Cranequin
131-139
XXXI. The Cranequin, and How It was Applied to Bend the Steel Bow of a Crossbow
140-144
XXXII. The Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Century Spanish
Sporting Crossbow, with a Steel Bow of Moderate Strength
which was Bent by a Cranequin
145-155
XXXIII. The Sixteenth Century Stonebow, with a Light Steel Bow
which was Bent by Manual Power Only
156-160
XXXIV. The Seventeenth Century Stonebow, with a Thicker Steel Bow
which was Bent by a Lever Fixed in Its Stock
161-162
XXXV. The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Sporting and
Target Crossbow, with a Light Steel Bow which was Bent
by a Wooden Lever
163-168
XXXVI. The Sixteenth Century Improved Locks which were Fitted
to the Sporting and Target Crossbows that Discharged Bolts
169-173
Part III
The Construction and Management of
Crossbows - (continued): Modern
XXXVII.
The Bullet Shooting Crossbow - English
177-183
XXVIII. The Bullet Shooting Crossbow - English (continued)
The Bastard String
184-187
XXXIX. The Bullet Shooting Crossbow - English (continued)
How to Make and Fit the Bowstring
188-194
XL. The Bullet Shooting Crossbow - English (continued)
The Lock and Sites
195-200
XLI.
The Large Bolt Shooting Continental Target Crossbow
201-205
XLII. The Small Bolt Shooting Target Crossbow as Now
Used in Belgium
206-209
XLIII.
Belgian Target Crossbow (continued) The Lock
210-212
XLIV.
Belgian Target Crossbow (continued) The Sights
213-214
XLV. Belgian Target Crossbow (continued)
The Lever and How to Use It to Bend the Bow
215-218

Chapter
Original Page xii
Pages
XLVI. The Bullet Shooting Target Crossbow with a Barrel -
As Now Used in Belgium
219-222
XLVII. The Popinjay, with Notes on the Ancient Companies
of Continental Crossbowmen
223-230
XLVIII. The Crossbowmen of Dresden - Privilegirte Bogenschutzen
Gesellschaft
231-236
XLIX
The Chinese Repeating Crossbow
237-242
L.
Arrow Throwing
243-246
Part IV
A Treatise on the Siege Engines Used in Ancient
and Medieval Times for Discharging Great
Stones and Arrows
LI. Introductory Notes on the Siege Engines Used in Ancient
and Medieval Times for Discharging Great Stones and Arrows
249-257
LII.
The Antiquity of Balistas and Catapults
258-264
LIII.
The Effects of Ancient Siege Engines in Warfare
265-275
LIV. The Distances to which Ancient Siege Engines Cast
Their Projectiles
276-278
LV.
The Catapult , Its Construction and Management
279-290
LVI.
The Catapult , Its Construction and Management (continued)
291-299
LVII.
The Ballista , Its Construction and Management
300-307
LVIII.
The Trebuchet
308-315
LIX.
The Spring Engine
316-319
Index
321-328
Appendix
The Projectile Throwing Engines of the Ancients

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