Abstract: A crossbow stock has a stirrup pivotally mounted on the fore-end portion of the stock to pivot between a first position in which the stirrup extends longitudinally of the stock beyond the fore-end thereof and a second position in which the entire stirrup lies adjacent to the stock. In its first position, the stirrup can be used for holding the stock during cocking on the bow.
Abstract: A crossbow is provided with a magazine which holds several bolts. A plurality of open-sided channels defined by the magazine receive the bolts. The magazine is mounted on a stock of the crossbow for rotation to move successive bolts into a firing position.
Abstract: A crossbow has a prod in two parts, each of which is pivotally connected with the stock so that the prod parts can lie alongside the stock when the bow is not in use. When the bow is prepared for use, the prod parts are clamped in operative positions by a mechanism which includes a handle and which provides a substantial mechanical advantage to the operator.