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Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, 1904–1929

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Light Crossbow (Bolzenschnepper) with Lever

Date:
1728
Geography:
Dresden, Saxony
Culture:
German, Dresden
Medium:
Wood (walnut), steel, horn, blackened steel, polished steel, hemp, textile
Dimensions:
Crossbow: L. 28 in. (71.1 cm); W. 22 3/4 in. (57.8 cm); 4.319 lb. (1959 g). Lever: L. 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm); Wt. 1.036 lb (470 g).
Classification:
Archery Equipment-Crossbows
Credit Line:
Purchase, Basford Dean Memorial Collection, funds from various donors, by exchange, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.102.1a, b
27376

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