All of Firefly’s components have been designed with the simple idea that they could be  manufactured by a competent blacksmith’s shop familiar with forging and casting.   My fifty odd years of experience in the metal trades tells me there is nothing in Firefly’s design that would not have been a  total snap for well funded and competent Roman armourers to manufacture.   The winch parts seen below have obviously been under the tender kisses of a modern CNC milling machine.  However, it is pretty obvious, the basic design could have been  knocked out by Roman metalworkers without much fuss.    Very AK-47.

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