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Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest 
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Post Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
Does anyone know if the bench rest style large crossbow and their bench rests currently used by the Italian Crossbow Federation were used before 1600?
Also, were the conical targets they now use, used before 1600? I have tried to find references on this but have no success.

Thank you for any help you can give.

John R Edgerton
Newark, California, USA


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John R Edgerton
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Post Re: Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
Some porcupine, interesting. Do you know where in Italy and when this shooting takes place? Sorry, but I cannot help you with your question. Good to see someone else posting pictures also. Oddbjørn.


Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:42 am
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Post Re: Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
The picture shows crossbowmen from Gubbio in Umbria/Italy (the "Palio della Balestra"), which takes place the last sunday in may every year.
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Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:01 pm
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Post Re: Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
I got in touch with Federazione Italiana Balestrieri - they confirmed that bench rest style large crossbow was already in use during Middle Age (1100 - 1200).
On the other hand they told me that the conical target was not used in Middle Ages. This kind of target is called "corniolo" (=dogwood) ot "tasso (=yew).
The Federazione Italiana Balestrieri is also on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Federazi ... 6718640673

Since I suppose there may be some "linguistic" gap between you and them, I am of course available as translator, if needed.

I hope this contribution helps.

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Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:20 am
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Post Re: Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
Latest update by the Federazione Italiana Balestrieri concerning the conical target.
Actually they don't know exactly when this kind of target has been introduced, but they think it dates back to some 50 years, considering that regular competitions of bench rest crossbows began in that period.
This target is used only for individual competitions. For team competitions they use targets such as those in use in bow archery all around the world.

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Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:16 pm
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Post Re: Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
Thank you. That was most helpful.

Would it be possible to ask them what types and sizes of target were used in the medieval period? I think it likely that types and sizes varied from place to place as well as the size. But I would like to know if there is a period source as to what was used.

Thank you for your help.

John

Oddr wrote:
I got in touch with Federazione Italiana Balestrieri - they confirmed that bench rest style large crossbow was already in use during Middle Age (1100 - 1200).
On the other hand they told me that the conical target was not used in Middle Ages. This kind of target is called "corniolo" (=dogwood) ot "tasso (=yew).
The Federazione Italiana Balestrieri is also on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Federazi ... 6718640673

Since I suppose there may be some "linguistic" gap between you and them, I am of course available as translator, if needed.

I hope this contribution helps.

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Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:19 am
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Post Re: Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
I just put the question on their facebook wall. Let's wait for an answer...

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Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:05 am
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Post Re: Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
Oddr wrote:
I just put the question on their facebook wall. Let's wait for an answer...


Has there been any response from them?

Thanks for your help

Jon

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Fri May 24, 2013 12:06 am
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Post Re: Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
Not yet. Still they were interested in having a copy of our newsletter "Arrowhead" in which this forum thread is reported. They wrote that they are trying to gather information thereof.
I will keep you duly updated as soon as I have a feed-back...

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Post Re: Italian Crossbow Federation target and bench rest
Alessandro, Do you mean the Federation has already been given a copy of your Arrowhead or that they would like one ?

Normally we would not allow any one other than members to read Arrowhead, but in this case if you wish to pass a copy of your pdf to them Hugh says that that is alright Who knows we might get a few more members.

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Fri May 24, 2013 4:22 pm
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Ok - i passed over to the Federazione Italiana Balestrieri a copy of the Arrowhead newsletter in which this thread is reported.

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Normally we would not allow any one other than members to read Arrowhead, but in this case if you wish to pass a copy of your pdf to them Hugh says that that is alright Who knows we might get a few more members.


That is in fact the aiming of my sending Arrowhead to the F.I.B: i.e. some "marketing" or "advertising", if you like best, in order to spread the knowledge of SAA activities.

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