Rare Chinese Pellet bow 19th century

 A scarce 19th century Pellet bow from China. These smaller crossbow forms were made with the same skills as larger bows and frequently by the same skilled bowyers. The bow part itslef is made of layers of horn and sinew and wood, strung with a double string betweem which sits a pouch and spacers, in this example there is restoration needed for on spacer and the pouch for a stone. The wooden stock is carved gracefully, with leather mounts, the iron sight is missing here, but the fitting parts on the front stock are still present, brass catch and trigger.