BLOWGUNS. The Breath of Death. The blowgun, sometimes also called a blowpipe or blowtube, has a long but not necessarily well-documented history. The blowgun is a mysterious tool of silent death. Michael Janich reveals the many secrets of its capabilities and uses: how to buy or make your own blowgun and. Buy a cheap copy of Blowguns: The Breath Of Death book by Michael Janich. The blowgun is a mysterious tool of silent death. Michael Janich reveals the many.

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South American guns are made by splitting a sapling down its enLire length bolwguns carving out two matching halves of the bore before gluing it back together.

You can also use practically any kind of object to support or steady the weapon while shooting.

Blowguns: The Breath of Death by Michael Janich

These guns are typically found furnished with a spear blade and hook lashed to the muzzle end. Velocity not only affects the power with which a dan or pellet hits, it also determines the practical accuracy of the weapon. Amanda marked it as to-read Jun 23, Bluw’guns were originally devised as a turn Ling arm for use against small animals and birds, shooting day balls and pellets with sufficient force to stun or kill the animal.

In fact, if you compare the prices of any of the commercial guns, you’ll find that you can easily make five or more homemade blowguns that will work just as well for the price of one factory-made gun. Targets for blowgun practice are many and varied, but some are preferable toothers. This testing method can be used with all your homemade syringe darts as well. To ask other readers questions about Blowgunsplease sign up.

As mentioned earlier, it s a good idea to try all your beads for fit in your gun before you shoot to prevent a jam at an inopportune time. Just lake Lhe toilet paper and place a small amount of black pepper, cayenne red popper, or dry mus- tard in the center.


I usually use a sharp pocketkmfe with a relatively thin blade for most of the detail work. This book features information on a number of exotic weapons and the author’s accounts of his experi- ences hunting wild game with them, it includes an entire chapter on the blowgun.

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This made for a good air seal within the bore without adding much to the dart’s overall weight. To find such a piece, you will have to do breth lot of looking.

Attach the fin- ished th to the dart shafts with super glue or epoxy. Actual group sbert with a 6-foot hbwgun at a range of 40 feet. Foam rubber archery targets make great blowgun desth, especially if you are using wooden darts.

This poison kills by cardiac effects. They can be folded flat and taped together to create a target several layers thick. They are resilient enough to take 68 TARGETS innumerable hits from steel darts and let you know if your dart would have hit a vital area on a real animaL They can also be arranged at different angles and locations to duplicate realistic conditions.

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Blowguns: The Breath of Death

The shafts of these darts can be reused and resharpened many times. If you should decide to try this, forget about trying to drill a straight hole through a 6- op 8-foot piece of wood; leave that to the natives.

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The Survival Staff by Pat Crawford shown in its component pans, f he main tube of the staff is the btowgun. These guns are functional hut noL of very high quality.


When they got ready to shoot, they breat pull a dart shaft from their quiver and a piece of cotton from a separate pouch usually made from a gourd and prepare the dart right there in liic field.

If you want, after cleaning your gun you thhe lubricate the bore.

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Refresh and try again. One word of caution; take note of the former contents of any container you choose for a mouthpiece. Its darts, made from finishing nails fitted with plastic cones, should be sharpened with a file to ensure maximum penetration.

At all limes while doing this, keep Lhe reference mark pointed straight up.

The exact amount of the payload can be determined through experimentation, as it will vary depending upon the bore diame- ter of your gun. A cheap alternative to this is to wrap a piece of foam rubber around your gun near the mouthpiece and tie or tape it in place. Perhaps the most useful type of spe- cialty dart is the syringe or hypodermic dart.

If you want to eliminate the possibility of puncturing your target altogether, you can bend the Up of the dart over blowgunz or crimp a fishing weight over the Lip. Simply pull the cotton apart until it is stretched out and fluffy, then coat the tail of the dart dexth a few drops of super glu e, Tbuch the cotton to the glued surface and twirl the shaft in one direction.

Take a pencil and run the lead around Lhe inside lip of the muzzle th your blowgun.

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