The weapon will be updated with its progress
here is a video of the working mechanismwww.moddb.com/members/blade-hu…
This model will have a live progress and of course critics comments and suggestions are welcome.
Name: BX85 "Head Skewer" Repeating Crossbow
Arrow Speed: ~440 km/h ~400 fps
Draw force: ~110 kg ~ 240 lb
Magazine size 7+1 Fletched Steel bolts
Operation: Lever action
The crossbow is conceived for jungle operations where stealth is required. This is a special crossbow with a sideway magazine, the weapon uses principles from shotguns and harmonica guns. The lever mechanism cocks the crossbow and load a new bolt from the magazine up to the platform, it also serves as a strength multiplier due to its large movement. The system allows to shoot one arrow almost every 1 ~ 2 seconds.
The complete reloading requires cocking and load the platform with one arrow, then inserting a magazine on the right side of the crossbow in order to tense the spring system and index the bolts.
Design and concept:
The crossbow has been designed after real self cocking crossbows with levers, the mechanism in itself is original but inspired by those crossbows. In the first iterations it was very simple the lever only had 2 arms, while now it have 4 the change was due to the requirement of a way too large movement for cocking the weapon and it made the cocking longer than what it is now. The weapon was designed around the mechanism. The other idea behind the design was about keeping the fletching of the bolts intact which very few designs are able to keep it without any kind of mechanical constraints. Aesthetically wise the fact that bolts are all visible adds a bit on the design like on the crossbows who have some integrated quiver for quick reload except that in this case when you cock the weapon you are ready to fire the next bolt.
The weapon is intended to be used in the mod ballistic weapons made by Runestorm as an unofficial community weapon.