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27999Re: [SCA-Archery] Blowguns

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  • James Koch
    Nov 23, 2010
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      To Whom It May Concern,
      If anyone is interested, I now have a pile of 50 caliber lined bamboo
      blowguns for sale cheap. These are the early medieval type which
      would have been in use in Europe prior to the 13th Century. They
      shoot a simple primitive dart made from bamboo shish kebab
      skewers. So the ammunition is cheap when home made. This caliber is
      ideal for use by children. That said, these are no more a toy than a
      child's bow. Blowguns were the medieval equivalent of a .22
      short. So if anyone wants to give their kid the medieval equivalent
      of a Red Rider BB Gun, this is it. The price will depend on the
      length. These are still an experimental weapon on SCA archery
      ranges, so you have to obtain permission from the marshal in charge
      before using one at an official SCA event.
      Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
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