CHINA, lu qi, bronze crossbow mechanisms.
    I'm tentatively attributing these based on the pictures in Weapons in Ancient China, by Yang Hong.  Giant mechanisms at bottom of page.

CLQ9) CHINA, HAN or later, c. 220 BC - 500 AD, bronze lu qi crossbow mechanism, v. Yang Hong fig. 281, 47mm long, excellent, $93.00 sold
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CLQ26) HAN or later, c. 220 BC - 500 AD, bronze lu qi crossbow mechanism, v. Yang Hong fig. 281,  45mm long, complete, dirty, clean it up with a toothbrush & water,
VF $63.00 sold
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CLQ13) CHINA, HAN or later, c. 220 BC - 500 AD, bronze lu qi crossbow mechanism, v. Yang Hong fig. 281, 44mm long, crude casting technique, VG $44.00 sold
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CLQ19) CHINA, late HAN - 3 KINGDOMS, c. 150-300 AD, bronze lu qi crossbow mechanism, v. Yang Hong fig. 281 & 320, 58mm long, top is gilded, VF $125.00 sold
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CLQ21) CHINA, HAN or later, c. 220 BC - 500 AD, bronze lu qi crossbow mechanism, v. Yang Hong fig. 281, 44mm long, most parts are movable, F $48.00 sold
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CLQ24) CHINA, HAN or later, c. 220 BC - 500 AD, bronze lu qi crossbow mechanism, v. Yang Hong fig. 281, 45mm long, one rivet & lever missing, also small piece of body, $16.00 sold
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CLQ25) CHINA, HAN or later, c. 220 BC - 500 AD, bronze lu qi crossbow mechanism, v. Yang Hong fig. 281, 45mm long, one rivet & part missing, also small piece of body, $16.00 sold
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CLQ31) CHINA, HAN or later, c. 220 BC - 500 AD, bronze lu qi crossbow mechanism, v. Yang Hong fig. 281, lot of 3, all with problems, $35.00 sold
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CLQ12) CHINA, HAN?, c. 200 BC - 200 AD, bronze lu qi crossbow mechanism, 45x14x30mm, but wait!  It's not really a lu qi!  No moving parts!  Unitary casting!  Toy?  F $30.00
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GIANT CROSSBOW - maybe we should call these "crosscannon."  The boxes in which these machine parts were held were probably made of wood.  Just before the gunpowder era they were making them bigger than this, also multiple crossbows shooting up to 20 bolts at once.
CLQ27) CHINA, TANG-SONG, c. 700-1200 AD, bronze giant crossbow parts, maximum length of longest piece is 103mm, total weight 293g, VF $155.00
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CLQ28) CHINA, TANG-SONG, c. 700-1200 AD, bronze giant crossbow parts, longest piece 110mm, total 281g, VF $165.00 sold 10/12/2010
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CLQ29) CHINA, TANG-SONG, c. 700-1200 AD, bronze giant crossbow parts, longest piece 96mm, total 306g, VF $145.00
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247-1101. similar, longest piece 95mm, total 202g, VF $145.00 sold 10/7/2010
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