Prop design exercise for fun. A pistol crossbow of a similar size and function to those in The Witcher 3. I always wondered how Geralt puts the bolt into the crossbow (in the animation, it looks like he just pulls the bowstring), so I tried to come up with a mechanism where a magazine with a spring (like a gun magazine) allows the bolt to be loaded automatically as the bowstring is drawn. It probably wouldn't work in real life but it's fun to think about.
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