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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
I do not know EXACTLY how it worked - but a mate of mine is big into archaic weapons - and he has some fearsome crossbows
and despite being a skinny beanpole - he can restring them solo
from whay i can remember he starts with a wire that will go on the prods with MINIMAL effort - then cocks the bow
and spips on a second wire
then releseses tension on the first - but NOT ny dry firing it as that would break the prods
then cocks the second wire
and hey presto - the correct lengh wire for use can now be fitted
realease ension again - and cock the ` service ` wire - and insert a quarrel - and FIRE
a BFO crossbow that is windlass cocked has just been restrung