The Construction of the Crossbow (Concluded)
The Bolt, or Quarrel, and How It was Arranged on the Stock of the Crossbow
Fig. 78. - The Bolt for the Crossbow (of Ash or Yew).
Total Length 12 1/2 inches.
Length of head 3"
Diameter of shaft at C, near where it meets the
sheath of the metal head 11/16 of an inch.
The height of the shaft at its butt end 1/2 " "
The weight of the bolt is 21/2 oz. (shaft 1 oz., metal head 1 1/2 oz.).
The butt of the shaft, for about an inch, A - A, is slightly flattened
at opposite sides (in line with the side feathers) and then tapered to
a width of 3/8 in., figs. 78, 79. This allows the butt to fit between the
fingers of the nut and against the bow-string, as shown in fig. 82, p.